Introduction: Higher Education Research as a Field of Study in Asia

Jisun Jung, Hugo Horta, Akiyoshi Yonezawa

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Higher education research in Asia is undergoing significant changes, but limited yet in terms of research community, active researchers, research themes and methodologies. This chapter introduces the book Researching Higher Education in Asia: History, Development and Future, which aims to explore the evolution of higher education research as a field of study in Asia using a historical, theoretical and empirical approach. It further aims to extend the research scope beyond the more studied East Asian countries to incorporate Southeast Asian, South Asian and Central Asian countries. An overarching framework that relates to main issues under discussion in the region in terms of higher education research is presented in the introduction, followed by 14 country cases from different Asia regions describing the dynamics of higher education research in each individual country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education in Asia
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

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


  • Asia
  • Central Asia
  • East Asia
  • Field of study
  • Higher education research
  • Research community
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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