Asian Universities Ascendant: Challenges and Response

Jeong Kap-Young, President, Yonsei University, Korea

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Asian universities are rising in world university rankings, with schools in emerging Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, and South Korea recently making strong gains. Six universities in South Korea alone placed among the top 400 in the world in the 2012 Times Higher Education rankings. Competition within Asia is also intensifying. The shift of relative economic power from the West to the East suggests that Asian universities will continue their ascendancy, but progress brings with it growing pains. In his talk, Dr. Jeong, president of one of Korea’s premier universities, will discuss the pressures that Korean universities face and their efforts to reform and adjust to new times and new challenges.

Monday, December 03, 2012 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor