Live Online Chat - Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific

The live online discussion is now closed. A transcript is available here.


The higher education sector in the Asia and the Pacific region is facing a number of challenges, including rising tuition costs, a misalignment between education and labor market needs, and inequitable access to education in society.

Share your views and join the global discussion.

  • Is higher education still to be considered a public good?
  • What are the strategic and operational priorities for higher education in the region?
  • How should support for higher education be targeted to achieve a high, sustainable impact?
  • How can developing countries raise the quality of and expand access to higher education within a reasonable, yet ambitious, time frame?

As Asian Development Bank (ADB) Education Practice Leader, Jouko Sarvi coordinated the Higher Education In Dynamic Asia: Study Reports series. He will be online to discuss the reports and the challenges for developing Asia in the higher education sector.

When: 1400-1600 Manila time/0600-0800GMT on Friday, 14 December 2012

Send your questions or share your views in advance to moderator Keisuke Taketani, or through Facebook or Twitter.

Jouko Sarvi

As Education Practice Leader, Jouko Sarvi is responsible for coordination of policy and strategy of ADB's support to education development in Asia and the Pacific region. He supervised several ADB flagship studies and publications on education, including the recent Higher Education in Dynamic Asia series. He is also the Chair of ADB's Education Community of Practice.