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Mok, Ka Ho – Higher Education Quarterly, 2018
In the last few years, there has been a growing trend of anti-globalism and the rise of nationalism spreading across different parts of the world. Promoting internationalisation of Higher Education has brought with it the globally connected phenomenon with regard to inter-university collaboration and student mobility across national borders but…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Mobility, Faculty Mobility, Global Approach
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Mok, Ka Ho – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
In the last decade, the Chinese government has called for deep collaboration between Hong Kong, Macau (the two special administrative regions of China) and cities in Southern part of the country to foster economic and social development across the region. More recently, the Chinese government initiated a strategic project to develop the Pan-Pearl…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Higher Education, Public Policy, College Graduates
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Mok, Ka Ho – Higher Education Policy, 2015
The economy of Singapore has been continuously reforming since its independence. In the late 1980s, the economy of Singapore depended heavily on the vibrant manufacturing sector formed by foreign direct investment and multinational companies. This article critically reviews the policies and reform measures adopted by the Singapore government in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Universities
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Mok, Ka Ho – Chinese Education and Society, 2014
Aspiring to become an international city in Asia, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has been investing more in higher education. In order to enhance its global competitiveness, all public universities in Hong Kong have gone through different forms of quality assurance exercises, including teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Public Colleges
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Mok, Ka Ho – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2013
In the last decade, universities in East Asia have taken knowledge transfer more seriously, especially when the state funding for higher education was reduced while other private funding sources were diversified. Universities in East Asia collaborate with the industrial and business sectors on projects related to research, development, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Private Financial Support, Entrepreneurship
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Mok, Ka Ho; Kan, Yue – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
In the last three decades or so, China has managed to become the second largest economy in the world, especially after engaging in economic reforms since the late 1970s. Despite being a "world factory" and playing a very significant role in manufacturing products and exporting to different parts of the globe, the Chinese government has…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Mok, Ka Ho – Higher Education Policy, 2012
In recent decades, trade in higher education services has become increasingly popular in Asia. Realizing the importance and the economic potential of higher education not only for generating national incomes, but also for asserting soft power in the highly competitive world, the governments of Malaysia and Singapore have put serious efforts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Student Mobility
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Mok, Ka Ho – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2012
This article critically reviews the national innovation systems of the four little tigers in East Asia, namely Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea, in fostering R&D and technological research. A national innovation system is characterised by the interactions between the state, industries and universities in promoting innovation. This…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, College Role, Research and Development
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Mok, Ka Ho – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2008
With strong intention to enhance the global competitiveness of their university systems, the Singapore and Malaysia governments have made attempts to develop their societies into regional hubs of education. Specifically, they have invited foreign universities to set up their campuses to offer academic programs or to establish private institutions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Foreign Countries, Competition
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Mok, Ka Ho – International Journal of Educational Management, 2008
Purpose: The principal goal of the article is to examine how Singapore, one of the East Asian tiger economies, has attempted to diversify its higher education system by developing "transnational education" in the island state. Design/methodology/approach: With particular reference to the most recent education reforms and changing higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Deem, Rosemary; Mok, Ka Ho; Lucas, Lisa – Higher Education Policy, 2008
In order to enhance their global competitiveness, governments in Europe and Asia have started to conduct comprehensive reviews of and implement plans to restructure their higher education systems, with attempts to transform their higher education systems in the image of "world-class" university. With strong intentions to perform well in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Research Universities, Competition
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Mok, Ka Ho; Chan, Ying – Higher Education Policy, 2008
With a strong conviction to enhance their global competitiveness, governments across different parts of the world have tried various means to promote the ranking of their universities in the global university leagues. With a strong determination to do better in such global ranking exercises, universities in mainland China and Taiwan have attempted…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Benchmarking, Universities
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Mok, Ka Ho – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
This paper attempts to analyse how governments in Malaysia and Thailand have adopted indirect policy instruments along the lines of "corporatisation" and "privatisation" to reform higher education governance. By focusing on a few key issues related to changing state and education relationships and new regulatory arrangements…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Policy Formation, Universities, Governance
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Mok, Ka Ho – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2007
Globalization and the evolution of the knowledge-based economy have caused dramatic changes to the character and functions of higher education in most countries around the world. One major trend related to reforming and restructuring universities in Asia that has emerged is the adoption of strategies along the lines of the Anglo-Saxon paradigm in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
Currie, Jan; Petersen, Carole J.; Mok, Ka Ho – Lexington Books, 2006
In this book, the authors explore the unique situation in Hong Kong, a tiny jurisdiction in which there is active protection for the freedom of expression despite the close proximity and relationship with mainland China. Hong Kong scholars and intellectuals assume the responsibility of public critics, but this is not without an element of crisis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Proximity, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom