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The new entrants in this year’s THE Asia University Rankings demonstrate the diversity of institutions across the continent and highlight that the table does not reward just a single model of excellence. There is a broad range of strengths and weaknesses across the continent’s institutions, data show.
Of all the regions covered by the THE World University Rankings, Asia has arguably advanced the most in terms of higher education in recent years. As Asian universities grow, so too does the complexity of the problems they face, writes Ellie Bothwell.
Mainland China rises up regional ranking, while Macao is home to top new entry.
University and industry leaders discussed how university operations have been transformed by the pandemic, while the event also revealed the THE Asia University Rankings 2020.
To reflect the region’s unique characteristics, we make adjustments to the rigorous and robust criteria that underpin THE ’s World University Rankings to arrive at this year’s Asia University Rankings.
Networking has long been a mainstay of most academic careers. Striking up a conversation in the buffet line at a conference could lead to co-authoring a paper; an impromptu introduction after a lecture might result in groundbreaking collaboration.
Female representation in Asian academia’s senior ranks is low by international standards. There are some encouraging signs that the situation is being addressed, but might the disproportionate effect of the Covid-19 lockdowns on women undo the good work?
The new security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong may prevent scholars and students based overseas from returning to the city if they have criticised China, experts have warned.
Sweeping changes are needed in the higher education system if Taiwan wants to boost modernisation, internationalisation and industry ties in the face of numerous challenges, according to a US government white paper. But local experts lament that recommendations in the US-produced document may be easier said than done.
The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) Faculty of Medicine, which opened last autumn just months before the novel coronavirus pandemic began, has survived its baptism by fire. The new institution has jumped into research on AI system to help treat Covid-19 cases.
Some South Korean universities are rethinking how they conduct assessments before final exams, which are scheduled to take place later this month, amid allegations of cheating during earlier mid-term exams that were held online because of coronavirus fears.
UK could face different competition for overseas students in future, but expert questions assumption that TNE will benefit. The pandemic may lead to a rise in student mobility within Asia, with countries such as China and Malaysia potentially becoming major competitors to English-speaking countries.
The areas hit earliest by the coronavirus are reopening, but with protections in place. In some parts of Asia, masked but cautious students and faculty are beginning to fill up classrooms, laboratories and dormitories once more.
With East Asia’s governments failing to reverse falling birth rates, how should universities adjust to declining numbers of local students? Joyce Lau reports.
Asian university and business leaders have called for a more holistic look at the challenges higher education and society will face in the longer term, in the wake of the pandemic, as well as tipping a strengthening of the continent’s sector.
The University of Indonesia opens its international research opportunities to scholars and institutions nationwide, says Abdul Haris.
The country’s universities face many challenges, but publicly funded graduate programmes aim to keep the research breakthroughs coming, writes Hiroshi Amano.
Researchers at NUS have launched new AI programmes with the aim of providing Asia with a much-needed boost in terms of AI research while also helping tackle societal problems. Academics involved say they have a responsibility to ensure technology is used ethically, particularly amid Covid-19.
Some students may be at a disadvantage as e-learning relies heavily on home environments, experts say. There are growing concerns that students from less-privileged backgrounds, or less-well-funded institutions, could be left behind.
THE will host its first summit in Japan, with the Asia Universities Summit 2021 taking place in partnership with Fujita Health University. The event will bring together higher education leaders, senior researchers and industry experts from across the continent and beyond.