Higher education in Hong Kong and the global marketplace: Policy borrowing and the occident

Ourania FILIPPAKOU, Yuet Mui Celeste YUEN

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Abstract

This presentation embraces two inter-related objectives: to examine the current policies and strategies that are employed by Hong Kong to attract more non-local students in order to become an educational hub in the region, and critique dominant conceptions of ‘higher education’ and the ways these play out in higher education policy. The paper begins by examining ‘markets’ and how this idea cannot be separated from the global dominance of neoliberal ideologies. This is related in turn to questions of policy borrowing. The particular pertinence of this is then emphasised by turning to a topic that, although it may seem a digression, goes to the heart of thinking in social sciences: the nature of humanism in Chinese and Occidental philosophy. Finally a return is made to aspects of international higher education in order to unsettle some of the dominant patterns of influence and open the way towards different kinds of thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Citation

Filippakou, O., & Yuen, C. (2015, December). Higher education in Hong Kong and the global marketplace: Policy borrowing and the occident. Paper presented at the 2015 Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference (SRHE 2015), Celtic Manor, South Wales, UK.

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