TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND 21st CENTURY EDUCATION
From quantity to diversity, from regional to global
Universities in East Asia are under a lot of pressure to meet international student targets set for 2020 by their respective governments - 200,000 in South Korea, 300,000 in Japan, 500,000 in China, etc. Yet these steep national goals are mostly concerned about the overall quantity of incoming international students rather than diversity in terms of study length, discipline, geographical spread, etc. Hence, although the universities across East Asia are quickly catching up with the US and Western Europe in overall numbers of international students, they are still tend to generally be more regional than global when it comes to diversity points mentioned above. This session will compare statistical data, identify possible reasons behind it and will use case studies to propose potential solutions.
- Understand the national breakdown of international students choosing different countries in East Asia and Western countries. The session will use a diverse set of data.
- How long do students tend to stay for in different host countries and what do they tend to study? The session will use a diverse set of data.
- What may be the reasons for these trends. The session will look at different potential reasons from national policies to programmes actually available in English language.
- What can you as an organization do to increase diversity at the university level and how can you attract the best fit students? The session will provide case studies, best practices and additional ideas.
Mr Vytautas Rimkus
Based out of Hong Kong and having worked all around East Asia in student services, in-bound and out-bound student recruitment, Vytautas is well versed in regional trends, issues and explosive potential of higher education institutions in East Asia. He is now applying his knowledge advising universities in Northern Europe.