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Asian Studies Days 2019: Science and University Policies in Asia – How Asian countries are building state capacity and sustainability through science and education
November 26, 2019-November 27, 2019
This year, the goal of the Asian Studies Days is to discuss topical science and university policies in Asian countries. In addition to the recent trends, the topics deal with prospects and challenges in the implementation of those policies, both in domestic and global context.
The theme is topical in several ways. China’s emergence as a science power has raised much attention during the recent years, both within academia and in media. At the same time, many other Asian front-runners of science and technology have been left in shadow: countries such as Japan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have significant science capacities. On the other hand, developing countries in Asia are actively building academic infrastructure. The region has own structures and patterns in science cooperation, supported by ASEAN and regional science powers. In many Asian countries, the role of the government in the steering of academic research and education is getting stronger.
This event will deepen our understanding of the specific features in the academic environment in Asian countries: what should we be aware of when pursuing cooperation with Asian actors. The discussions will help to develop realistic and sustainable cooperation with Asian countries in the field of science, technology and education.
The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies has organized Asian Studies Days annually since 2010. The event provides a national platform for discussions and networking in Asian studies. It brings together a wide community of people from the academia, business, public administration and civil society with a shared interest in Asia.
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