Shifting Trends in Higher Education: An Increasingly Congested Space - Tapping the Asian Market


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When: Feb 18 2020 - 12:00pm until Feb 18 2020 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Room 2118 (2nd Floor)
In the early 2000’s, the drop in domestic student enrollment at U.S. universities, increasingly lower numbers of international students who successfully progress, and unleashing of for-profit agents to work with universities resulted in a new paradigm of public+private joint ventures. However, recently, with the emergence of technology disrupting the traditional learning paradigm, education program providers are reconsidering what they can offer in a market that demands a clear ROI, profitability, and lower time-commitment in an increasingly crowded education landscape. Despite these global shifts, there remain significant challenges and opportunities towards creating partnerships across Asia, dependent on culture, government policy, and openness to change. This conversation will explore some of the new trends emerging from the tech driven education space and how they interact/clash with Asia’s own agenda for learning including: examples of Cleveland State University and India, Korea’s corporate training programs, and MENA’s military education.


Keera Smith is an education professional who has 14 years of experience in N. Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia) in the areas of corporate training programs, public university teaching, and international student recruitment channel market development for a U.S. private education services provider.


Free Admission

Limited Seating

Paid parking is available on UHM campus

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