Education is an important part for people’s life. Education imparts knowledge whereby making discoveries and implementing them for the betterment of the society becomes possible. Education, especially higher education has undergone a long development history, both in China and western countries. In terms of higher education, it has different characteristics in China and western countries. Nowadays, it is widely acknowledged that most of the western countries have more advanced higher education than China. However, we shall also notice the existing problems in education, especially higher education. Nowadays, our main channel of funding is focused on banks for which there is tight constrain of back policy by the People’s Bank of China and Banking Supervision Commission. It is hard for students to get direct loan and for universities to stock up new equipments. Therefore, more and more universities put the eyes on the mode of cooperation with both national and international funding corporation and sponsors to put large amount of money in our educational system and relief the economic pressure for educational department and universities themselves.This paper mainly aims at discussing the funding issue for higher education institutions in China and meanwhile, this paper will also try to put forward some solutions to deal with this issue.
【Key Words】higher education, funding, problems, solutions, China
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