The Asian Higher Education Century?

  • Philip Altbach
Keywords: Academic Culture, Academic Freedom, Corruption and Fraud, Globalization and Internationalization, Language Issues, Private Higher Education and Privatization, World-Class University, Academic Quality, Assessment and Accreditation, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong


Though the 2009 world university rankings showed a slight increase in the number of Asian universities, it does not automatically mean the rest of the world's university is deteriorating. Though different Asian countries take different strategies for improvement, and difficult to generalize, there are still impediments for the world-class quality: hierarchical relationships, a lower degree of academic freedom, less-selective promotion systems, less-interactive teaching methods, academic corruption in some countries, a use of local language, and lower salaries for academic professions would be impediments for the world-class quality.
How to Cite
Altbach, P. (2010). The Asian Higher Education Century?. International Higher Education, (59).
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