The pursuit of higher global rankings is shaping institutional ambitions and national policies. In Malaysia, it’s more pronounced.
A new report finds that women are still under-represented in senior management in Southeast Asia.
China’s investment and internationalisation efforts are showing in the rankings. As much as there are gains to China’s higher education system, there are also emerging tensions.
A new report released by A.T. Kearney examines the changing face of offshoring. The report, Global Services Location Index 2016, maps the offshoring landscape in 55 countries across three major categories: financial attractiveness, people skills and availability, and business environment.
In January, Japan’s government adopted a new Science and Technology Basic Plan (2016-2020). The intention is to turn Japan into the world’s most innovation friendly-country and build a “supersmart society”.
Urbanisation and technology are playing an important role in driving real estate growth in Asia’s major cities. According to the
India has one of the most hostile environments in the world for driving innovation according to a recent report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a technology policy think tank.
This week Botswana announced that the building of the country’s first science and technology park, Botswana Business Innovation Hub, is expected to open soon.
Australian universities play a critical role in supporting economic growth. From preparing graduates for the labour force by training scientists,
The Silk Road concept is not new. Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced the idea in 2013 during a visit to Kazakhstan and Indonesia. What is new is the use of education as a tool to help drive China’s regional economic ambitions. Education is important to Beijing’s diplomatic and trade strategy.
The distinctive feature of the US model is not whether universities are government funded or not, but how they are funded
The recently released rankings of the Times Higher Education for Asia paint a grim picture of Indian Higher Education. The country the size of India has managed only 9 varsities in the top 100 education institutions in Asia. Four points merit attention with respect to India’s higher education system amid this not so good performance.
China’s agenda is to become an innovation-led nation by 2020 and a world leader in science and technology by 2050. China spends more on R&D than any other economy, besides the USA. It has increased R&D spending from US$23 billion in 2012 to about $284 billion in 2014. It stills trails most developed countries as a percentage of total economic output. Analysts suggest the gap will close as China continues to rapidly increase spending.
Russia’s strong effort to re-create the “Silicon Valley Phenomena” is a great initiative for an oil and cash-rich nation to undertake–it is a necessary and wise investment of these always limited, windfall resources. And any attempt to harness the prodigious intellect of Russian minds is admirable and requisite. But is Russia’s Skolkovo Innovation Center off to the right start? Are all systems go?
The 11th Malaysia Plan with the theme “Anchoring Growth on People” is the last leg of its journey towards being a high-income nation in 2020. The plan definitely reaffirms the commitment to achieve inclusiveness and sustainable growth which is the necessary hallmarks of an advanced nation.