Sustaining the higher education hub model: the challenge of adequate academic and social support structures for international students / Cameron Richards and Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz.

Richards, Cameron and Abd Aziz, Mohd Ismail (2011) Sustaining the higher education hub model: the challenge of adequate academic and social support structures for international students / Cameron Richards and Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz. Asian Journal of University Education, 7 (2). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1823-7797

Abstract

In recent years, the Education Hub (EH) concept has perhaps become the single most important focus of higher education policy in most Asian countries. A particular Asian Education Hub model (e.g. Cheng, 2010) is now globally influential with its emphasis on how governments can harness direct as well as indirect economic benefits of a higher education system. Such a model aims to prepare students for employment in an emerging global economy and also to attract fee-paying international students in terms of education as not just a public good but a key and increasingly important area of national investment and economic development. In a related paper which focused on a comparison between distinct Malaysian and Singaporean versions of Asian EH l models developed over the last two decades (Richards, 2011c), we investigated the dangers as well as opportunities at stake. In this paper, we investigate the linked idea that sufficient academic and social support structures for supporting international as well as local students provide the crucial key to the factors of sustainability needed to support the various versions of the general strategy of Higher Education internationalisation.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Richards, CameronUNSPECIFIED
Abd Aziz, Mohd IsmailUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Social aspects of education > Education and state > Higher education and the state
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Social aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Social aspects of education > Education and state
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education
Journal: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 7
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-20
Official URL: https://education.uitm.edu.my/ajue/wp-content/uplo...
Item ID: 29650
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education internationalisation, Asian Education Hub model, international students, higher education academic and social support structures
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29650

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