Higher Education in Asia – Moving Ahead
Comparing Academic Productivity between International and Japanese Faculty: Findings from National Surveys of International and Japanese Faculty
Speaker: Professor Futao HUANG Hiroshima University
Chair and discussant: Professor Gerard POSTIGLIONE The University of Hong Kong
Date: May 10, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 15:00-16:00 (Hong Kong Time)
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The purpose of this study is to compare academic productivity between international and Japanese faculty, and investigate factors affecting their academic productivity. The analysis is made drawing on the findings from more than 2,000 domestic faculty and over 1,000 international faculty at universities in Japan. Responses from the latter were based on a questionnaire sent out in June 2017, and those of domestic faculty were based on a national survey conducted in late 2017. The first section is mainly concerned with comparison of academic productivity between the two groups. The second section analyzes main factors affecting differences in their academic productivity between the two groups. The study concludes by arguing new and original findings and offering implications derived from the study.