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The 4th HERA conference (University of Hong Kong/Lingnan University, 2016)

General information

  • Theme: Equity, Employability and mobility
  • Date: May 27-28, 2016
  • Venue: University of Hong Kong/Lingnan University (HongKong, SAR)
  • Keynote Speaker:  Prof.Ulrich Teichler

Conference Theme

  1. World-Class University in Asia

  • The Quest for Asia World-class University Status: Implications for Sustainable Development of Asian Universities
    (Ka-Ho Mok, Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
  • Higher Education Development in East Asia: Challenges and Signs of Hopes (Rui Yang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • The Global Research Assessment Regime and the Reconfiguration of Higher Education: Comparative Case Studies in China, Hong Kong and Japan
    (Jun Li, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Institutional Responses to the Assessment-based Funding in Korean Higher Education (Jung Cheol Shin, Seoul National University, South Korea)

2.  Governance of Global Excellence Initiatives

  • The Role of the State in Global Competition in Higher Education: Is There an Alternative Model of the World-class University? (Igor Chirikov, The National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
  • Challenges and Possibilities for China’s Higher Education System: The Effects of Excellence Initiatives (Gerard Postiglione, The University of Hong Kong)
  • State Initiatives on Globalizing Higher Education in Japan: From an ODA Provider to Regaining the Competitive Edge (Satoshi P. Watanabe, Hiroshima University)

3. Mobility I: Academics

  • Foreign Faculty Members in Japanese Universities: Changes and Challenges (Futao Huang, Hiroshima University)
  • Mobility, Formation and Development of the Academic Profession in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in East and South East Asia (Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Hugo Horta, Aki Osawa- Tohoku University, Japan; The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Bangkok Office, Thailand)
  • Integrating International Faculty into the Local Academic Context: the Case of Two Universities in Hong Kong and China (Ailei Xie, Gerard Postiglione, The University of Hong Kong)
  • A Empirical Study on Adaptability of Oversea College Teachers under Chinese University Culture Context: the Case of Shandong Province (Xiaoguang Shi, Lijuan Wang Peking University, Shangdong University of Finance and Economic)

4. Mobility II: Students

  • What Matters to International Students Academic Success: A Malaysian Case Study (Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain, Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  • Chinese Exchange PhD Students in EU: Experience and Gains (Wenqin Shen, Peking University, China; Dong Liu, Renmin University, China;Hongjie Chen, Peking University)

5. Access/Equity

  • The Development of Gender Parity in Higher Education: A 64-Year Trajectory in Taiwan (Dian-Fu Chang, Tamkang University)
  • Malaysia’s Higher Education Policies: Impact on Access, Quality and Equity Issues (Molly Lee, Former Programme Specialist in Higher Education, UNESCO)
  • Moving Beyond Access: Educational Experience of First Generation College Students in China(Jinghuan Shi, Fei Guo, Yan Luo, Huafeng Zhang, Tsinghua University)
  • Is China’s College Entrance Examination System Partial to Girls?: An Empirical Study based on CEPS (Juan Hu, Renmin University, China)

6. Employment I

  • Does Higher Education Expansion Relate to Increasing Unemployment rate? A Comparative Analysis of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan (Cheng-Cheng Yang, Sheng-Ju Chan- National Chiayi University; National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan)
  • The Policy and Politics of the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Universities: the Case of Singapore and “Skills Future” (Loke Hoe Yeong, S. Gopinathan, The HEAD Foundation, Singapore)
  • Determinants of Pursuing Master’s Degree among University Graduates in Korea (Jisun Jung, The University of Hong Kong)

7. Employment II

  • Preparing for the Labour Market: Findings from a Pilot Study of Undergraduate Students in China and the UK (Ewan Wright, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Gender Differences in the Job Search Process of Graduates from Higher Vocational and Professional Colleges (Yiwei Chen, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Graduate Employment in China: Inter-group Inequities and Policy Responses (Ying Ma, The University of Hong Kong)

8. Learning and Curriculum

  • STEM Undergraduate Education Reform in the United States (Keiichiro Yoshinaga, Kanazawa University, Japan)
  • Variance Analysis on Learning Experience and Development of Global Competency (Lijie Li, Xi`an Jiaotong University, China)
  • An Unprepared Battle: Banning Sexual Harassment in Chinese Universities (Ran Zhang, Tianyi Ouyang, Peking University, China)

For more information, please download  HERA 4th program

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