Asian Universities
Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges


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Asian Universities
Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges

Toru Umakoshi (Editor)
Philip G. Altbach (Editor)



ISBN: 9780801880377


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This volume offers a detailed comparative study of the emergence of the modern university in Asia, linking the historical development of universities in the region with contemporary realities and future challenges.

Each case study includes a discussion of the nature and influence of both indigenous and European educational traditions; a detailed analysis of development patterns; and a close examination of such contemporary issues as population growth and access, cost, the role of private higher education, the research system, autonomy, and accountability.


ISBN 801880378
ISBN13 9780801880377
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 04/01/2005
Pages 384
Weight (grammes) 522
Published in United States
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 152