APHERP Book Launch Session on 9 Nov 2019

The authors of three new intriguing books about higher education internationalisation, governance and development took turns to present the critical arguments of and contributions of their books at APHERP Sessions on 9 Nov 2019.  The three books are:   




Neubauer, D., Mok, K.H. and Edwards, S. (eds.) Contesting Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019


The book presents exciting new research and ideas related to the ongoing internationalisation of higher education, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, where this phenomenon has been rapidly developing in recent years. It also specifically focuses on analysing the extent to which resurgent nationalisms from around the world affect the growth and direction of this sector of education.




Jarvis, D. and Mok, K.H. (eds.) Transformations in Higher Education Governance in Asia: Policy, Politics and Progress, Springer, 2019


In this book, the authors document existing experimentation with various policy and governance approaches that produce structural differences in the composition and organisation of Asia’s higher education systems in various countries. Given the wide variation in the public and private provision of higher education, it showcases how issues of access, equity and modes of participation are addressed, how institutional and programme quality are managed and how academic labour is treated and developed.




Wu, A.M. and Hawkins, J. (eds.) Massification of Higher Education in Asia: Consequences, Policy Responses and Changing Governance, Springer, 2018


This book addresses essential questions and puzzles regarding the massification of higher education in Asia. It equips readers to critically evaluate and understand the consequences and challenges that massification entails, while also prompting policymakers and higher education administrators to tackle emerging issues related to the massification of higher education. Readers will gain a more in-depth, nuanced understanding of this trend, including its impacts and governance.