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Researching Higher Education in Asia

History, Development and Future

  • Jisun Jung
  • Hugo Horta
  • Akiyoshi Yonezawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jisun Jung, Hugo Horta, Akiyoshi Yonezawa
    Pages 1-11
  3. Conceptualization and Understandings of Higher Education Research in Asia

  4. East Asia

  5. Southeast Asia

About this book


This book discusses higher education research as a field of study in Asia. It traces the evolution of research in the field of higher education in several Asian countries, and shares ideas about the evolving higher education research communities in Asia. It also identifies common and dissimilar challenges across national communities, providing researchers and policymakers essential new insights into the relevance of a greater regional articulation of national higher education research communities, and their further integration into and contribution to the international higher education research community as a whole.


higher education in Asia History of education research Higher education research centres Higher education programs higher education research communities higher education in Southeast Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jisun Jung
    • 1
  • Hugo Horta
    • 2
  • Akiyoshi Yonezawa
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Hong KongHong Kong, Hong Kong SARChina
  2. 2.The University of Hong KongHong Kong, Hong Kong SARChina
  3. 3.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

About the editors

Dr. Jisun Jung is an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education. Her current research focuses on academic professions, doctoral education, employment and postgraduate studies, and higher education research in Asia. She has previously co-edited two related special issues: ‘Higher Education Research in East Asia: Regional and National Evolution and Path-Dependencies’ (Higher Education Policy, 2015) and ‘Graduate Employment and Higher Education in Asia’ (International Journal of Chinese Education, 2016). 

Dr. Hugo Horta is an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education. He formerly served as the deputy-director at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+), based at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he also coordinated the research program on Science, Higher Education, and Policy (SHEP). He is currently a Coordinating-Editor of Higher Education (Springer), having published several articles on issues concerning science and higher education policy throughout his career. His postdoc at Tohoku University, Japan, sparked his interest in Asian higher education systems, their evolution and current challenges, themes that he continues to pursue. He also serves on the editorial boards of several international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Akiyoshi Yonezawa is a Professor and Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Tohoku University. With a background in sociology, he has published many books and articles on comparative higher education policy – especially focusing on world-class universities, internationalization of higher education, and public-private relationships in higher education. He is currently serving as a board member at the Japan Association for Higher Education Research. He is a co-editor of Book Series Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance series (Springer Book Series).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Researching Higher Education in Asia
  • Book Subtitle History, Development and Future
  • Editors Jisun Jung
    Hugo Horta
    Akiyoshi Yonezawa
  • Series Title Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance
  • Series Abbreviated Title Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4988-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5286-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4989-7
  • Series ISSN 2365-6352
  • Series E-ISSN 2365-6360
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 366
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Higher Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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