Information Technology University Faculty Member Contributes to UNESCO Report on Higher Education
ITU Faculty member Dr. Saeed ul Hassan has contributed a chapter to a report by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics. This report is titled Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding Up- The Rise of Graduate Education and University Research. This UNESCO report examines the dynamics associated with the growth of graduate education in Asia, with particular attention to the middle-income countries of Southeast Asia. The analysis is primarily based on data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), which is complemented by data from national authorities and international organizations. The report is designed to: a) describe the extent of and reasons for the expansion of undergraduate and graduate education across the region; b) clarify the extent to which key actors perceive a tension between expanding out and expanding up; c) examine how universities gauge the quality of their graduate programs and the actions they take to raise program quality; d) identify research strength, rates of productivity and extent of international collaboration among countries at both the national and institutional levels; and e) highlight continuing issues that education and government leaders face as they seek to expand higher education opportunity, ensure a qualified instructional staff and promote university-based research.
Dr. Hassan’s contribution to this report, in collaboration with Dr. Inn Beng Lee and Dr. Peter Haddawy, is called Looking for Research Excellence in the Right Places. Dr. Hassan was invited to attend the launch of this report in Bangkok, Thailand last week. The launch was followed by policy dialogues and debates.
The full report can be accessed here:http://www.uis.unesco.