Senior Seminar – Hong Kong, 2013

“Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education”

September 26-28, 2013
Hong Kong Institute of Education
Hong Kong, China



The following papers were presented and discussed:

1. Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Director, Center for Greater China Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, “Research, Development and Innovation in Hong Kong: Questing for Entrepreneurship and Academic Reflection”

2. Prof. John N. Hawkins, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles and Co-Director, the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership, “The Shifting Ecology of Scholarship and Research in Asian Pacific Higher Education: Innovation or Imitation?”

3. Mr. Wan Chang Da, Research Fellow, National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Prof. Molly Lee, Former UNESCO Program Specialist,’Management of Research, Development and Innovation: A case study of Universiti Sains Malaysia”

4. Dr. Robert Franco, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, “The University-Community Compact: Innovation in Community Engagement.”

5. Dr. Stewart Sutin, Institute for International Studies in Education, University of Pittsburgh, Time for Balanced Thinking: Reflections on Dichotomous Multiple Missions of Public Higher Education in the United States

6. Prof. Tai-Po Fen, Fu Jen Catholic University, The Quest for Entrepreneurial University in Taiwan: Policy, Practices and Academic Reflections (co authored with Prof. Ka Ko Mok)

7. Prof. Mario Letelier, Director, Center for Creativity and Education, University of Santiago, Chile, “National Policies and the Dilemma of Science Advancement and Local Innovation”

8. Prof. Annette Gough, School of Education, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, “Developing research capacity in Education schools and faculties in newer universities: Expeditions seeking research excellence and entrepreneurship”

9. Dr. Prompilai Buasuwan, Assistant to the Vice President for International Relations, Kasetsart University, “Dynamics and Challenges of Public and Private Partnership in Thai Higher Education Institutions to Promote a Creative Society”

10. Dr. Yu Kar Ming, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, “Marketing of self-financing Degree Programmes in Hong Kong: A Preliminary Study”

11. Dr. William Yat Wai Lo, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, “Re-exploring Indigenous Knowledge: Its Role and Potential in Enhancing Research and Development in Asian Pacific Higher Education”

12. Dr. Su-Yan Pan, Department of Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, “Rethinking Innovation in an Asia Pacific Higher Education Context”

13. Prof. Deane Neubauer, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, Manoa, “Rethinking Innovation in an Asia Pacific Higher Education Context”

These papers were edited and published by Palgrave Macmillan in a volume titled Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education.

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