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Our Researches

This section shares information about collaborative projects where HERA team members especially in East Asia are actively participate. HERA welcomes members to share their research collaboration with other members. To upload your research information, please contact with prof. Sophia S. Ho (


Doctoral Education and Training in East Asia

  • Participants: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, & USA (by alphabetical order)
  • Summary of the Project: this project was launched in 2014 and the three research teams developed common survey questionnaires. In the later stage, US team and Chinese team join the project and recently Japanese team (Hiroshima University) and Taiwan team (National Cheningchi University & City University of Taipei) join the project. The project teams welcome other research teams in East Asia and other continents. For your participation, please contact Dr. heejin Lim (
  • Workshop: the research teams host international workshop one or two times every year. The teams host workshop in Tsinghua University in Nov. 17-18, 2018.

Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society (APIKS)

  • Participants: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, & other countries
  • Summary of the Project: this project is an international comparative project where over 30 countries are participating and was launched in 2015. This project is a follow up project of the Changing Academic Profession where 19 higher education systems were participated.
  • Workshop: our first international workshop will be hosted by Hiroshima University in March 4-5, 2019 and follow up workshop will be organized by other countries around the world.


Organizational Responses to Assessment-based Funding Policy

  • Participants: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, & Malaysia (in 2019)
  • Summary of the Project: this project study how university responds to assessment-based funding policy in East Asia where the state has strong influence on universities. The data for this study are from two major sources (finance data and interview data from senior managers and individual faculty members). The first stage of the project is institutional response to the funding policy and the second stage is to explore financial burden for individual university caused by the ‘assessment-based’ funding policy in each country.
  • Workshop: the research teams host small international workshop in Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia in 2018.