The Future of Regional Cooperation and Student Mobility

Abstract

The patterns of inter-university cooperation and student mobility in the Asia Pacific region are very patchy as a result of migration policies, demographic and economic disparities, and established cultural links between the countries inside and outside the region. Speakers from Russia, the Republic of Korea and Japan discuss national strategies and approaches towards the regional cooperation: what their countries are aiming for in the mid- and long-term perspective and what tools they deem appropriate for achieving these aims? How national higher education policies influence internationalization strategies of universities through special programs, scholarships for international students, grants for collaborative projects, etc.? What role can universities and university networks play in determining the direction and scope of regional partnerships as opposed to state-driven internationalization?