Higher Education in Asia: Moving Ahead

Equity, Inclusion and Pluralism in Higher Education: Lessons of Experience

Speaker: Professor Jamil Salmi Diego Portales University, Global Tertiary Education Expert

Chair: Professor Gerard POSTIGLIONE The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Considering the extensive social and private benefits that higher education generates, ensuring inclusive access and success is essential to achieve social justice and economic efficiency. With this premise in mind, the presentation will review current knowledge about equity promotion policies in higher education and what is known about the effectiveness of various policies, drawing from experience in various parts of the world. It will start with examining definitions of under-represented groups in higher education, which can be considered as “equity target groups”. After talking about the depth and scope of disparities across regions and countries, it will give a brief overview of studies focusing on the effectiveness of equity promotion policies, including both financial and non-monetary measures. It will also briefly touch upon the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on higher education from an equity perspective.

Date: November 10, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 16:00 – 17:15 (HK Time) by zoom

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