Higher Education Research in Asia: History, Development and Challenges

Jisun Jung, Hugo Horta, Akiyoshi Yonezawa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The book demonstrates the rapid evolution of higher education research in most Asian countries, particularly in East Asia, in terms of both the number of researchers and publications and the diversity of research themes and methodologies. However, higher education research in some countries in Asia is comparatively underdeveloped, underlying an inequality in terms of development of higher education research communities. This seems to be related to the stage of development of the higher education systems themselves as well as to traditional thinking about the organisation of fields of knowledge and science. This chapter summarises main findings of this book and answers to questions regarding identification of higher education research in Asian countries in terms of researchers, research institutes, academic programmes, national journals and relationship with government. It also summarises what topics are being studied and what methodologies have been applied in Asian higher education research. The book finally suggests challenges of Asian higher education research and emphasizes on international outlook of community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education in Asia
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHigher Education in Asia
ISSN (Print)2365-6352
ISSN (Electronic)2365-6360


  • Asia
  • Field of study
  • Higher education research
  • International outlook
  • Research community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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