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University challenge

Competition for status and students among higher education institutions is intensifying worldwide. The Great Recession, and the global financial crisis it triggered, are behind that. Those with better qualifications stand a better chance of getting a job in an increasingly tight market.

     In Asia, the increasing wealth of a significant portion of the population has led to a new aspirational class that is demanding the best higher education for its children. Governments, too, are realizing that the more a country can attract young talent, the better it can maintain stable growth. All this means universities in Asia are becoming more international and interdisciplinary. They are seeking not only to match the world's top schools, but to better them. In this issue, we take a look at the rapidly changing landscape of higher education in Asia.

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