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Current state of higher education in South-East Asia

Higher education in South-East Asia, UNESCO Bangkok / UNESCO Bangkok: Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education , 2006. ISBN 92-9223-084-0

This report is a critical analysis of higher education in South-East Asia. The report is based on case studies from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The report looks at the challenges facing higher education in this region, and draws linkages between global higher education trends, and national and regional needs and developments.

The aim of the country reports is to create an informed basis for higher education dialogue and exchange among the countries and beyond the Asia-Pacific region, addressing issues and challenges in the following areas:

  • Higher education reforms;
  • Access to higher education;
  • Diversification of higher education;
  • University governance and management;
  • Restructuring of faculties and academic progress;
  • Developing research capacities;
  • Change to the academic profession;
  • Roles and function of private higher education;
  • Internationalisation of higher education;
  • Accreditation and quality assurance;
  • Challenges and future developments.

(Source: Eldis)

Higher education in South-East Asia