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Higher Education in the Asian Century: The European Legacy and the Future of Transnational Education in the ASEAN Region

Examines foreign impact on creation and development of higher educational systems in Southeast Asian countries, covering Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines. Deals with a case studies of Transnational Education (TNE) activity British administrative system, politics and other impact factors on policy making for higher education in Malaysia. Mentions key challenges and opportunities for current Cambodian higher educational system. Demonstrates colonial legacy and international benchmarking to improve higher education in Indonesia. Presents foreign engagement in Thailand and Singapore’ higher educational evolution. Explains the influence of French colonialism and Soviet communism in Vietnamese education. Analyzes foreign support needs for Myanmar education, whereas explicates mechanisms necessary behind successful educational building in the Philippines.