University position-taking strategies in the global environment: a cross-country study of the Asia-Pacific region


Much of Asia is developing, modernising and globalising at a rapid pace. Higher education, science and research are central and are growing even more rapidly. The Asia-Pacific has great long-term geo-strategic significance for Australia, including education exports which earn $7 billion per year in the region.

Our capacity to understand, to cooperate with and to compete with Asian universities within the worldwide field of higher education will closely affect our future. This project provides the first hard data on the global operations of leading universities in ten Asian nations and will be of value to government, business and education.

Simon Marginson
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant project