Internationalising Higher Education in the Asia Pacific
Case of Australia, Japan and Singapore
Teofilo C Daquila
With his many years of overseas experiences as an international student, educator and scholar, Teofilo C Daquila has conducted his research on the internationalisation of higher education (IHE), as it has become an important policy issue and research topic for governments and universities around the world. He aims to determine the extent of internationalisation of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region particularly in Australia, Singapore and Japan in terms of its determinants and impacts using a multi- and inter-disciplinary framework of analysis, through historical, political, geographical, economic, social, and cultural dimensions.
Daquila examines three leading universities in the world as case studies to determine their internationalisation experiences and the extent of their competitiveness. These are the University of Melbourne, the National University of Singapore, and Kyoto University. He uses four indicators of competitiveness: governance and structure, demand conditions, factor conditions, and internationalisation strategies (using the following indicators of IHE: expansion, broadening/diversification, deepening and facilitation).
This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the internationalisation of higher education, its determinants and multiple perspectives, the competitiveness and internationalisation experiences and strategies of universities.
- Introduction: Background and Significance of the Internationalisation of Higher Education
- The Global Picture, Definitions and Concepts and Rationale
- The Australian Picture: Trends, Patterns, Determinants and Impacts — A Multidisciplinary Analysis
- The Competitiveness and Internationalisation Experience of the University of Melbourne
- The Japan Picture: Trends, Patterns, Determinants and Impacts — A Multidisciplinary Analysis
- The Competitiveness and Internationalisation Experience of Kyoto University
- The Singapore Picture: Government Policies and the NUS Experience
- Establishing Connections in a Diverse Class Environment
Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, educators, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, in the fields of comparative and international education with reference to the internationalisation of higher education.
- The internationalisation of higher education (IHE) has become an important policy issue for governments and research topic for universities
- Some governments have become more liberal than others, and some universities have become more open to international students than others
- This book investigates the IHE developments and government policies in Australia, Japan and Singapore, and the internationalisation experiences and competitiveness of the University of Melbourne, Kyoto University, and the National University of Singapore
- This country- and university-specific scope of IHE offers the competitive advantage of this book relative to other books
- Moreover, it is a single-authored book that commenced in 2007/08 and was the result of both primary (interviews with government officials and university officers) and secondary research methodologies
- Also, it uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, and multi- and inter-disciplinary framework of analysis
- In addition, various parts of this book have been presented in academic conferences, workshops and seminars in various countries including Australia, Japan, Malaysia, China, France and Singapore