Higher Education, Research, And Knowledge In The Asia Pacific Region / Edition 1

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A number of trends and issues have conspired to bring questions of knowledge production, research policy, and research management to the fore on the higher education policy agendas of many countries. With the nations of the Asia and the Pacific building knowledge-based economies and expanding and adapting their higher education systems, this book focuses on the different national perspectives of knowledge production and research in higher education in this region. The book brings together leading experts on research and higher education policy who compare, contrast, and critically analyze how policy in Asia-Pacific countries is furthering a supportive (or non-supportive) environment for the promotion of research within higher education.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an excellent and timely book showing how universities in Asia and the Pacific respond in their research activities to new challenges. The thorough comparisons of Japan and Australia with China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and other countries clearly show that the authors succeed in addressing common challenges for universities. The book demonstrates that governmental research and development policies play an enormously strong role in guiding universities in improving their research activities."—Ulrich Teichler, Professor, the International Centre for Higher Education Research, Kassel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403970954
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Issues in Higher Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Charas Suwanwela is Professor Emeritus and Chairperson of Chulalongkorn Univesity Council, Bangkok; Chairperson of Policy Committee of Thailand Reserach Fund; Former President of Chulalongkorn University and of the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok; Former Chairperson of National Higher Education Committee, Thailand. Former member of the UNESCO Advisory Committee on Higher Education; Chairperson of the Asia and the Pacific Follow-Up Committe for the World Conference on Higher Education. He is a member of the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Asia and the Pacific.

V. Lynn Meek is Professor and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy, University of New England, Australia. Trained in sociology of higher education at University of Cambridge, specific research interests include governance and management, research and management, diversification of higher education institutions and systems, institutional amalgamations, organizational change, and comparative study of higher education systems. He has published 27 books and numerous scholarly articles. He is on the editoral board of several international jourbanals and book series. He is a member of the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Asia and the Pacific.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—Akira Arimoto
• Introduction and Overview—V. Lynn Meek and Charas Suwanwela
• Modernisation, Development Strategies, and Knowledge Production in the Asia Pacific Region—William K. Cummings
• Research Policy and the Changing Role of the State in the Asia Pacific Region—Grant Harman * The Changing Landscape of Higher Education Research Policy in Australia—V. Lynn Meek
• Policy Debate on Research in Universities in China—Wei Yu
• Between the Public and Private: the Indian Academics in Transition—Karuna Chanana
• Development and Impact of State policies on Higher Education Research in Indonesia—Jajah Koswara and Muhammad Kamil Tadjudin
• National Research Policy and Higher Education Reforms in Japan—
Akira Arimoto
• Acknowledging Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Higher Education in the Pacific Island Region—Konaiholeva Helu Thaman
• Higher Education Research in the Philippines: Policies, Practices, and Problems—Rose Marie Salazar-Clemena
• Higher Education Reform in Thailand—Charas Suwanwela
• Conclusion: Research Management in the Postindustrial Era: Trends and Issues for Further Investigation—V. Lynn Meek

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