The Higher Education in Dynamic Asia Series provide valuable input into the process of higher education reform across Asia as well as critical input into ADB's work in assisting the region to develop the full potential of its people.
Regional Cooperation and Cross-Border Collaboration in Higher Education in Asia: Ensuring that Everyone Wins
Increasingly in recent years, governments and stakeholders in Asia have demonstrated a resurgence of interest in investing in higher education as a means of promoting competitiveness and economic growth. This has spurred higher education leaders to seek ways to effectively utilize the available resources to raise quality and efficiency in higher education. One widely advocated strategy for accomplishing these ends is greater regional cooperation and crossborder collaboration among higher education institutions.
Improving Instructional Quality: Focus on Faculty Development
Higher education institutions (HEIs) are critically important to the well-being of the countries in which they are situated. In most nations in Asia, higher education is rapidly expanding, a development that promises economic and social benefits. At the same time, expansion is accompanied by challenges and issues that require innovative thinking and policy decisions, dedication from the academic staff and institutional leaders who carry out the work of the HEIs, and thoughtful wrestling with vexing challenges that have no easy solutions.
Higher Education Across Asia: An Overview of Issues and Strategies
Higher education across much of Asia is a remarkable success story. It enjoys a high level of government support. Leaders understand that higher education is an important ingredient in the economic and social development of their countries. They recognize that the globalization of markets, the interdependency of international financial systems, the expanded role of technology, and high-speed communications have created an enormous need for highly skilled technical, professional, and managerial leaders.