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Evolving Great Universities In Small And Developing Countries, Eng Fong Pang, Linda Y. C. Lim Jan 2003

Evolving Great Universities In Small And Developing Countries, Eng Fong Pang, Linda Y. C. Lim

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

These are challenging times for most universities, particularly public universities in developing countries. Budget constraints have compelled many to cut costs and programs. At the same time, changing expectations have thrust upon them new functions and roles. In East Asia, for example, public universities are expected to become more research oriented and link up with industry to enhance national economic competitiveness. To do so effectively, it is assumed they must aspire to “world-class” status and transform themselves into institutions that can compare favorably with the best in the West.