Effective Strategies and Policies for Exporting Hong Kong’s Higher Education to Asian Markets: Lessons from Other Countries

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


The main purpose of the present study was to explore effective strategies and policies for exporting Hong Kong’s higher education to Asian markets. It examined and compared the current strategies and policies that are currently employed by Australia, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. The data for this project was obtained primarily from documents and in-depth interviews. Documents included the latest government reports, policy addresses, and official statistics. The in-depth interviews were conducted in Hong Kong as well as in the four studied cities—Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur. Interviewees included government officials, academics, higher education institutions’ representatives, consulate generals, and officials from policy bodies. It is clear from the findings of this present study that a set of favorable policies and strategies at the national level was behind the success of these competitors. Such policies are not confined to educational policies but extend to population and employment policies.


Internationalization of education Education hub Higher education International education United Kingdom Australia Singapore Hong Kong Asian markets 



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Authors and Affiliations

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

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