Developing Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub: Functions, Modes, and Requirements

  • Yin Cheong ChengEmail author
  • Alan Chi Keung Cheung
  • Timothy Wai Wa Yuen
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 28)


This chapter aims to review and analyze the functions, modes, requirements, and related issues of developing a regional education hub in the Asia-Pacific region. Taking Hong Kong as an emerging case, it examines the relationship between education hub development and higher education development as well as the strategic functions of an education hub to the future development of Hong Kong. The development of an education hub was found closely linked to the demands for higher education in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the internal dynamic of higher education and societal developments in Hong Kong. The mode of education hub development in Hong Kong should put more emphasis on world-class soft power building instead of marketization for generating financial incomes. The requirements for successful education hub development include the huge demands for provision and internationalization of higher education in the region, the strengths of the higher education sector, the policies and measures for attracting and supporting international students and education service providers, and the leadership and support of key government bureaus or central agencies. The discussion and analysis in this chapter will contribute to the related literature, policy development, and initiative implementation in areas of education hub and higher education internationalization not only in Hong Kong but also in other parts of the world.


Internationalization of education Education hub Education industry Higher education International education World-class education Human resources management Hong Kong 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yin Cheong Cheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alan Chi Keung Cheung
    • 2
  • Timothy Wai Wa Yuen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Education Policy and LeadershipThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.Department of Educational Administration and PolicyThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong SAR

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