This book provides robust insights into the current policies, trends, challenges and possibilities in the internationalisation of higher education in East and Southeast Asian countries, revealing emergent and new models and practices in this area, and discussing implications for mutual learning across different education systems.

Drawing on case studies from Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and other parts of China, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Japan, this volume addresses emergent and less-heard perspectives on and experiences in the internationalisation of higher education. By detailing, comparing and contrasting the key aspects of internationalisation across countries in Asia and the West, it discusses the implications for mutual learning across different higher education systems. Through practical case studies, this book brings to light the voices and experiences of researchers, who are studying core and new issues, opportunities and challenges facing the internationalisation of higher education in East and Southeast Asia.

East and Southeast Asian Perspectives on the Internationalisation of Higher Education is a must-read text for practitioners, international education policy makers and advisors at the national and institutional levels. It will also be of interest to academics, researchers, administrators, students of international and comparative education courses, as well as anyone researching the internationalisation of higher education or looking to learn more about what internationalisation could look like in the future.

part I|26 pages


chapter 21|24 pages

Internationalisation of Higher Education

The Rise of East and Southeast Asia

part II|96 pages

Internationalisation in HE in East Asia

chapter 282|14 pages

Power in International Higher Education

The Case of Malaysia

chapter 3|16 pages

Internationalization of Higher Education in Laos

Overview of Rationales and Strategies

chapter 4|15 pages

Internationalisation of Higher Education in Vietnam

Policy, Practice, Opportunities and Challenges Prior to and Since COVID-19

chapter 5|16 pages

Internationalisation of Higher Education in Indonesia

The Past, Present, and Future

chapter 6|18 pages

Internationalisation of Higher Education in Hong Kong

Opportunities and Challenges in the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area

part III|46 pages

Student Mobilities and Regional Cooperation

chapter 1248|12 pages

‘Regional Cooperation’ in East Asia

Ideas and Identities of Regionally Mobile Students at Japanese Universities

chapter 9|13 pages

The Developmental and State-Driven Logics in Intra-Asia Student Mobilities

Insights from Singapore's ‘Foreign Talent’ Scholarship Schemes and China's English-Medium Medical Programs

part IV|62 pages

Internationalising the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and English Medium Instruction

chapter 17011|14 pages

Internationalisation of the Curriculum in Hong Kong

Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges

chapter 12|15 pages

Internationalizing or Decolonizing the Curriculum, Academic Self, and Research?

Exploring Decolonization Initiatives in Three Indonesian Universities

chapter 13|14 pages

English Medium Instruction (EMI) in Thai Higher Education

Policy, Structural, and Ideological Challenges

chapter 14|17 pages

How Does Japanese Higher Education Cultivate Global Competence?

Analysis of Student Survey in the Era of COVID-19

part V|48 pages

Transnational Education and Pathways from International Schools to Elite International Higher Education

chapter 23215|14 pages

Think Local, Act Global

A Glocal Case Study on Reciprocal and Sustainable Transnational Higher Education in Singapore

chapter 16|17 pages

Transnational Higher Education in Japan

Perspectives from International Program and Provider Mobility 1

chapter 17|15 pages

Producing the “Global Elite” at Home Through Formatted Mechanisms

Chinese Students' Experiences in International Schools