Asia Rising: Countries Funnel Billions Into Universities

Asia Rising: Countries Funnel Billions Into Universities | Mara Hvistendahl | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 9 October, 2009

Across East Asia, governments are funneling resources into elite universities, financing basic research, and expanding access to vocational and junior colleges, all with the goal of driving economic development. Hong Kong and Singapore, compact port cities that have lost their traditional importance as logistics and manufacturing centers, are rushing to turn themselves into centers of innovation.

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