Higher education in Asia plays an instrumental and transformative role in many millions of lives. A diverse array of universities has grown to serve far-reaching academic and social purposes in elevating people from poverty, cultivating professional workers, and solving complex problems. Asia’s flagship universities have forged a particularly distinctive agenda, educating national leaders, pioneering institutional reforms, and contributing globally influential research.
Yet the world knows remarkably little about Asian higher education, perhaps due to the scale, speed, recency and diversity of growth. This book series responds to the pressing need to learn more. Touching on a range of topics, the books tackle major challenges, document practical insights, and explore imaginative directions.
Everyone interested in higher education will enjoy this series. This includes people studying education, public policy and management, professionals for whom knowledge about this domain is advantageous, faculty and institution leaders, and experts in government and related institutions.
The series is supported by Asia’s leading universities. Each book is curated by experienced editors and drafted by prominent scholars working across a wide range of fields. The topics are framed to be of contemporary and enduring relevance. The analyses are designed to document and impel the continuing and robust formation of higher education in Asia.
The Performance of Asian Higher Education Understanding Productivity Across Institutions and Systems
By Martin Betts
December 23, 2022
This book results from interviews conducted with higher education leaders in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, and the UK. It gives the reader a deep and personal insight into what leaders faced in transforming their universities through the financial shocks, changes in learning practice, and...
By Gwilym Croucher, Chuanyi Wang, Jiale Yang
July 28, 2022
With contributions from several Asia-Pacific countries, this book compares performance and productivity in higher education from the perspective of institutional change. Using multiple methods and datasets and including case studies from Australia, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, India and Japan, the ...
By Hamish Coates, Xi Gao, Fei Guo, Jinghuan Shi
May 06, 2022
Drawing together major global studies from leading researchers, this book presents novel results, ideas, and developments from the world’s largest collaborative study of student engagement in higher education. It builds insight into contemporary higher education practice, policy, and research. The ...
By Hamish Coates, Yu Zhang, Manli Li, Zhou Zhong
February 07, 2022
This book explores how a major Chinese university pivoted to hybrid online and campus education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications of this ‘turning point’ for Chinese higher education, and also for higher education globally. It looks at how the prolonged disruption has ...
By Hamish Coates, Zheping Xie, Wen Wen
December 31, 2021
This book unlocks mysteries surrounding university presidents. Presidents have a large and growing influence on world and academic affairs. Yet until now, little has been revealed about how they enact their roles, how they capture motivation and academic energy, and their views on higher education....
By Zhou Zhong, Hamish Coates, Shi Jinghuan
October 18, 2019
This Asian Higher Education Outlook (AHEO) series is produced in collaboration with the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), a network of 15 leading universities. This book focuses on education innovation in the world’s biggest higher education region. With contributions from every AUA university, ...