Early Career Researchers Network in Asian Higher Education Studies Series

Korea and Japan have rarely been highlighted as the significant base for transnational higher education compared to the largest host countries in Middle East and Southeast Asia, and China. This research aims to conduct a comparative analysis of the development and success factor of the international branch campuses (IBCs) in Korea and Japan. The researchers conduct in-depth personal interviews with IBC professionals and experts in international education to explore how these IBCs survived the persistent challenges and grasped opportunities over the past decade(s) from a comparative perspective. The research questions that inform this study are: (1) How were the US IBCs in Korea/Japan established? (2) What were the motivations for establishing IBCs in Korea/Japan? (3) What are the success factors of the IBCs in Korea/Japan? To address the questions above, this study intends to examine the cases of US IBCs in Korea/Japan. Ultimately, this research is to find valuable implications and policy recommendations for the successful operation of the IBCs, or other forms of TNHE, in Northeast Asia.

Chair: Dr Hugo Horta, HKU
Speakers: Mr Kyuseok KimMs Yiru Ke, Korea University

March 17, 2023 (Friday) 16:00 – 17:00
HK time by zoom