International business and education expert John Quelch will step down as dean of the University of Miami Herbert Business School on Dec. 31 after more than five years in the position, the school announced on Friday.
Quelch earlier was well-known and well-regarded in China for his work as dean, vice president and professor of international management at the China Europe International Business School, or CEIBS, in Shanghai from 2011 to 2013. He has also been a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School and dean of the London Business School. Quelch will start a sabbatical year in January 2023.
Speaking on the sidelines of the U.S.-China Business Forum organized by Forbes China in New York in August, Quelch bemoaned a decline in the appeal of American universities to Chinese students.
“What we’re seeing at the moment is softness in the enthusiasm of Chinese students and their parents to enroll in U.S. institutions,” Quelch said in an interview at Forbes on Fifth.
“Over the last decade, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, other European countries have increased their efforts to attract Chinese students,” he said. “And in many cases, they’ve been very successful at the expense of the U.S. which has not necessarily been as hospitable in terms of visa processing, access and other logistics related elements that go into the equation as to where an international student is going to study.”
Growth in the number of Chinese students attending American universities has been helpful to domestic students and benefitted the U.S. economy. About a third of the more than one million international students in the U.S. are from China, and collectively, their contributions to the American economy represent around about $15 billion per year in export earnings. (See full post here.)
Quelch is the author, co-author or editor of twenty-five books, including Building A Culture of Health (2016), Consumer, Corporations and Public Health (2016), All Business Is Local (2012), Greater Good: How Good Marketing Makes for Better Democracy (2008), Business Solutions for the Global Poor: Creating Social and Economic Value (2007), and The New Global Brands (2006).
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