The project will examine developments in the education sector and the opportunities and challenges they present for regional
economic integration and community building in the Asia Pacific. For this purpose, the project will report on trends in the various modes of supply of education services across international borders and identify impediments to efficient international cooperation in this sector. Behind these developments are a number of changes in the domestic arrangements for, and in the demand for and supply of, tertiary education around the region. This includes the interest in achieving higher rates of participation in tertiary education, including in already developed economies. The project will examine these trends and identify implications for both providers and consumers and for options for international cooperation. It also aims to review work on the outlook for the demand for education in various PECC member economies, including the influence of economic growth and demographic change, and its implication for international cooperation in the provision of education services.
SHRI has been nominated as the country representative to prepare a case study titled- “Challenges and Opportunities in the in-employment Education Market- A Singapore Perspective”. This is one of the nine papers nominated from Asia-Pacific for this broader International Project.
The case study had been released in the book “Globalisation and Tertiary Education in the Asia Pacific: The Changing Nature of a Dynamic Market” published by World Scientific.