The promulgation of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) development plan in February 2019 brings a prospect of establishing a regional higher education hub in East Asia. Higher education collaboration within GBA is one significant step. The current collaboration includes the branch campuses of Hong Kong universities in Guangdong area, the sharing of Guangdong government research funding with Hong Kong institutions, as well as the establishment of joint research centers among universities in GBA. While the opportunities for building a higher education hub is self-explained from the development plan of GBA, the challenges and potential issues are existing. Different from other bay areas in the world like San Francisco Bay Area, the higher education governance and markets are different among Hong Kong, Guangdong, and Macau. Also, the unbalanced higher education levels among GBA further complicate the situation. Therefore, through policy analysis and in-depth interviews with university administrators, government policymakers, and content area experts in GBA, this article aims to examine the realization of opportunities and challenges in higher education collaboration in GBA. The present study hopes to provide some insights derived from the early implementation of higher education collaboration under the development outline of GBA.
|Publication status||Published - 9 Nov 2019|
|Event||The IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research / The Asian Conference on the Liberal Arts: Uncertain Futures - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
Duration: 8 Nov 2019 → 10 Nov 2019
|Conference||The IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research / The Asian Conference on the Liberal Arts|
|Abbreviated title||CHER/ACLA 2019|
|Period||8/11/19 → 10/11/19|
XIONG, W. (2019). An Examination of Opportunities and Challenges of Higher Education Collaboration in the Greater Bay Area. The IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research / The Asian Conference on the Liberal Arts, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.