New Directions of STEM Research and Learning in the World Ranking Movement

A Comparative Perspective

  • John N. Hawkins
  • Aki Yamada
  • Reiko Yamada
  • W. James Jacob

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

About this book


This volume analyzes the dominance of STEM fields in various university rankings and the reasons why many governments in the world disproportionately give value to STEM fields. Secondly, although there is general agreement that STEM fields are important, chapter authors also examine the role of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches for a revised STEM education as well as implications for the future. The book presents examples from the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.


OECD MEXT university rankings interdisciplinary approaches World Science and Technology policies

Editors and affiliations

  • John N. Hawkins
    • 1
  • Aki Yamada
    • 2
  • Reiko Yamada
    • 3
  • W. James Jacob
    • 4
  1. 1.Asia Pacific Higher Education Research PartnershipUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Systems and InformationUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Social StudiesDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.University of MemphisMemphisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98665-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98666-1
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