Innovations in Knowledge and Learning for Competitive Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | December 2015

Competitive advantage in a knowledge economy is dependent on the ability to innovate and create new knowledge products and services, and to find innovative applications for them.

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Higher education institutions in Asia and the Pacific, modelled on industrial age thinking that demands excellence in routinized capacities, lack the ability to innovate and create new knowledge enterprises. The transition to a knowledge economy is affecting the purpose, content, pedagogy, and methodologies of higher education. Nontraditional stakeholders such as professional bodies, industry experts, think tanks, research institutes, and field experts/practitioners are now involved not only in planning but in providing higher education services. The traditional model of “knowledge versus skills” is no longer relevant. Higher education programs must consider lived experiences, contextual knowledge, and indigenous knowledge.


  • Executive Summary
  • Background and Context
  • Innovation, Creativity, Inventiveness, and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation in Leveraging the Ubiquity of Knowledge and Learning
  • ICT-Stimulated Knowledge Innovation Options for Strengthening Capacity and Competitiveness of HEIs
  • Final Remarks

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Tertiary and higher education
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • 28
  • 8.5 x 11
  • RPT157786-2
  • 978-92-9257-262-4 (print)
  • 978-92-9257-263-1 (electronic)

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