CGHE Seminar 28

The quest for the flagship university and global ranking: challenges and prospects for liberal arts education in Asia

  • Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 16:30 - 18:00
  • Room 828, UCL Institute of Education
  • Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University
  • CGHE Research Programme 1


At a time when universities across different parts of the globe are trying very hard to achieve high rankings in global university league tables to obtain world-class status, this presentation will critically examine how the liberal arts universities in Asia position themselves in such a highly competitive environment.

This presentation highlights the importance of role differentiation, reflecting upon the role of liberal arts universities in Asia in meeting diverse learning needs of students, and offering alternatives for graduates in managing uncertain futures.

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Ka Ho Mok

Ka Ho Mok

Ka Ho Mok is Vice President and concurrently Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. He researches and publishes on higher education policy and governance, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. Ka Ho was named by the Ministry of Education in China as Changjiang Chair Professor (Comparative Education and East Asian Studies) in 2010.

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