By Clifford Coonan. Irish colleges establish series of links with Chinese institutions on trade mission.
Chinese parents prize education probably above all other gifts they can hand on to their children, and are keen for their kids to study abroad at the best universities.
Australia and the US have been wooing Chinese students, with strong degrees of national identity helping sell the product.
Ireland has a way to go. Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn was in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai last week with an Enterprise Ireland trade delegation of more than 15 educational institutions, including University College Cork. Read more...