Asia Country Features

Prof Hitoshi Shiozaki

The transition of the Japanese higher education market and the role of private universities

  By Prof Hitoshi Shiozaki President Kindai University, Japan Japanese universities are facing a crossroads. The population of 18-year-olds (i.e. the age when students finish secondary […]

Paradigm shift in foreign language education in South Korea

By Dr In Chul Kim President Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea Foreign language education played a pivotal role in the remarkable economic development of […]
Dr Clarita D Carillo

Higher education in the Philippines: in transition

By Dr Clarita D Carillo Vice Rector for Academic Affairs University of Santo Tomas, The Philippines Background Higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines cater to […]
Dr S Sohail H Naqvi

The resurgence of higher education in Pakistan

By Dr S Sohail H Naqvi Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan “In the last 10 years Pakistan has emerged as the country with […]
Dr Vladimir Nikiforov

Entrepreneurial university: connecting education, research and innovation in Russia

By Dr Vladimir Nikiforov Vice Rector for Research ITMO University, Russia From 1990s to mid-2000s, the majority of research centres and universities in Russia faced a […]
Prof Anas Miftah Fauzi

New initiative for Indonesian higher education toward world-class status

By Prof Anas Miftah Fauzi Vice Rector for Research and Collaboration Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia Indonesian higher education institutions Indonesia covers a wide range of higher […]
Dr Rajan Saxena

Indian higher education – opportunities and transformation

By Dr Rajan Saxena Vice Chancellor NMIMS University, India Traditionally India has been known as “Gyan ka Kendra” or a knowledge centre. It earned this tag […]
Prof Roland T Chin

Higher education: agent of change for a better world

By Prof Roland T Chin President Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong A university is a product of its time, and as times change, so too […]