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Higher Education Dynamics

Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific

Strategic Responses to Globalization

Editors: Marginson, Simon, Kaur, Sarjit, Sawir, Erlenawati (Eds.)

  • Reflects the growing role of the East in shaping our global future
  • The comprehensive and authoritative reference on higher education in emerging Asia
  • Includes extensive data on the extraordinary dynamism of education and research in China and other countries in the Confucian tradition—the fastest growing knowledge economies in the world today
  • Features warts-and-all coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of Asia-Pacific knowledge economies
  • Full of vital information for western universities and governments building educational relations with Asia
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About this book

This survey provides unprecedented scope and detail of analysis on higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. In this era of global integration, convergence and comparison, the balance of power in worldwide higher education is shifting. In less than two decades the Asia-Pacific region has come to possess the largest and fastest growing higher education sector on Earth. The countries of East and Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific together enrol 50 million tertiary students, compared to 14 million in 1991, and will soon conduct a third of all research and development. In China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore, ‘world-class’ universities are emerging at breakneck pace, fostered by modernizing governments that see knowledge and skills as key to a future shaped equally by East and West, and supported by families deeply committed to education.

But not all Asia-Pacific countries are on this path, not all reforms are effective, and there are marked differences between nations in levels of resources, educational participation, research, state controls and academic freedom. Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic responses to globalization provides an authoritative survey of tertiary education in this diverse and dynamic region. Its 23 chapters, written by authors from a dozen different countries, focus successively on the Asia-Pacific as a whole, the strategies of individual universities, and national policies and strategies in response to the global challenge.

Reviews

"No previous book has made such a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the issues concerning the higher education in Asia-Pacific in the era of globalization - and with so many prominent authors in the region, from such diversified backgrounds." 
Professor Futao Huang, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Japan
 
“This book is a thoughtful analysis of a critical topic. The editors are as well versed as anyone on the issues and they have assembled a superb group of authors to analyze the challenges that confront countries and universities in the age of globalization.”
William G. Tierney, University Professor & Wilbur Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, Director Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  
“This book offers a comprehensive and very timely analysis of the dynamics of the Asia-Pacific higher education region in the age of globalization.  Contributors to the book discuss the potentials and limits of national and institutional strategies for higher education within the wider economic, social and political context. The book is key to understanding the old and new powers in the Asia-Pacific and makes a major contribution in identifying the factors of success in higher education.”
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Enders, Director, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), School of Management and Governance, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  
“A comprehensive volume filled with thoughtful analysis; an insightful contribution to research on higher education in the Asia-Pacific.”
Glen A. Jones, Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement, University of Toronto



Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Global, Local, National in the Asia-Pacific

    Marginson, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Asia-Pacific Universities in the Global Space: Visions of University Presidents

    Marginson, Prof. Simon

    Pages 37-52

  • The Confucian Model of Higher Education in East Asia and Singapore

    Marginson, Simon

    Pages 53-75

  • The Disappearing Role of Education Finance Policies in Higher Education Access: Panel Data Analysis of 21 Asia-Pacific Countries in a Global Setting

    Yang, Lijing

    Pages 77-104

  • Transnational Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: From Distance Education to the Branch Campus

    Ziguras, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 105-122

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1500-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1499-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3780-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific
Book Subtitle
Strategic Responses to Globalization
Editors
  • Simon Marginson
  • Sarjit Kaur
  • Erlenawati Sawir
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1500-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1500-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1499-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3780-8
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 466
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