International Mobility, University Governance, and Labor Market Relevance:
The Nordic and East Asian Perspectives
31 October – 1 November 2022 University of Stavanger | Online
The dialogues on higher education development from Nordic and East Asian perspectives are not common in literature. Given the changes in Nordic and East Asian higher education development, the University of Stavanger in Norway and Lingnan University in Hong Kong will co-organise this research symposium and aim to introduce a cross-disciplinary, -sectional, -cultural approach to investigate the intersection between higher education, labor market, and social equality, and to provide insights into higher education systems and related public policies of two regions to tackle existing and emerging challenges in the current pandemic and uncertain futures.
Global competition for talented academics and deepened internationalisation are observed across cultures. This accompanies rising scholarly discussions, including, for example, new patterns of university governance and accountability and the inclusiveness and exclusiveness of an academic working and learning environment. Meanwhile, higher education has been continuously requested to equip students with enhanced employability to support an entrepreneurial and innovative knowledge economy, especially under/after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In specific, through the dialogue between the two higher education contexts, this symposium welcomes the abstracts covering the following topics:
Policies and regulations directing the dynamic changes in higher education
Graduate employment, graduate entrepreneurship, and transgenerational reproduction
Higher education in the context of regional innovation, digitalisation, and sustainable development
Individual perceptions and group experiences in a changing academic environment
International student mobility and wellbeing of international students
Internationalisation and transnationalisation of higher education: Comparative perspectives
Papers presented at the symposium may be invited to be included in a special issue on the topic “International Mobility, University Governance, and Labor Market Relevance: The Nordic and East Asian Perspectives.” The journal information will be posted in due course.
Prof. Hugh Lauder, Professor, University of Bath, UK
Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Chair Professor and Vice-president, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR, China
Prof. Bjørn Stensaker, Professor and Vice-president, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Yuzhuo Cai, Adjunct Professor and Editor-in-Chief of Triple Helix, Tampere University, Finland
Please submit your abstract through the following submission link: