Higher Education Research in Muslim-Majority Systems: Major Trends and Future Agenda

Activity: Talks or PresentationsPublic Lecture


Although a core function of higher education, the research and knowledge production aspect is less pronounced in emerging higher education systems. This talk will focus on knowledge production in the Muslim-majority research systems globally. It will delineate the significant trends and potential future research directions. In today’s modern-day metrics, Muslim-majority systems can best be positioned as emerging systems. Large bibliometrics data indicate that the contributions of Muslim-majority research systems to global science are still at a modest level; however, there are visible trends in the increase in the quantity and scientific influence. Muslim-majority research systems vary in size and publication patterns. Also, trends indicate significant changes in their collaboration patterns; specifically, the major Muslim-majority systems tend to collaborate increasingly with China, as the US is losing its scientific influence over them. Research-area-based analyses provide further nuances and demonstrate that collaborations with China tend to focus on STEM-related areas.
Period27 Feb 2024
Held atThe Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Degree of RecognitionInternational