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The Rise of Asia's Universities

Author: Ruth Levine
May/June 2010
Foreign Affairs


Governments in Asia understand that overhauling their higher-education systems is required to sustain economic growth. They are making progress by investing in research, reforming traditional approaches to curricula and pedagogy, and beginning to attract outstanding faculty from abroad. Many challenges remain, but it is more likely than not that by midcentury, the top Asian universities will stand among the best universities in the world.

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