RIHE Open Seminar “Master’s Education in East Asia and COVID-19 Impacts”/ November 18, 2020

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The open seminar will be held as follows:

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 (JST)

Online seminar via Zoom  ※We will inform you of the participation URL by the day before

Master’s Education in East Asia and COVID-19 Impacts

English (with simultaneous English-Japanese interpretation)

Jisun Jung (The University of Hong Kong), Wenqin Shen (Peking University), Jiale Yang (Tsinghua University), Jason Cheng-Cheng Yang (National Chiayi University), Sheng-Ju Chan (Nathional Chung Cheng University), Soo Jeung Lee (Sejong University), Seungjung Kim (Korean Council for University Education), Sae Shimauchi (Tokyo Metroplitan University), and Yangson Kim (RIHE, Hiroshima Univeristy)

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■ Abstract
This seminar aims to address the issues of expending master’s education and its current challenges in East Asia, focusing on Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. All presentations are based on a special issue on Higher Education Policy (online first). Although the massification of higher education at the undergraduate level has been discussed in many Asian countries for the past three decades, the expansion of postgraduate education has rarely been studied. Therefore, it is worthwhile to address the historical development of master’s education in advanced Asian higher education systems and its contribution to their higher education and current challenges, including access, employment, career path of graduates, quality of learning experiences, and internationalization issues. Moreover, the impacts of COVID-19 on graduate education will be discussed based on the context of East Asian countries.

■ Program
14:00-14:05     Opening Remark   
             Shinichi Kobayashi (Director of RIHE)
14:05-14:20     Master’s Education in Hong Kong: Access and Programme Diversity
             Jisun Jung
14:20-14:35   Master’s Education in STEM Fields in China: Does Gender Matter?
             Jiale Yang & Wenqin Shen
14:35-14:50     Massified Master’s education in Taiwan: A Credential Game?
             Jason Cheng-Cheng Yang & Sheng-Ju Chan
14:50-15:05     The Effects of a Master’s Degree on Wage and Job Satisfaction in Massified  Higher Education: The Case of South Korea
             Soo Jeung Lee, Seungjung Kim & Jisun Jung
15:05-15:20     The Influence of Internationalization Policy on Master’s Education in Japan: A Comparison of ‘‘Super Global’’ and
                        Mass-Market Universities
             Sae Shimauchi and Yangson Kim
15:20-16:00     Discussion

・Participation fee is free (maximum number: 40)
・This seminar will be held online (through Zoom) . You need an internet access, device with camera and microphone.
・Using your full name (in alphabet) for your personal meeting ID is required when you enter the meeting room. You may not receive a permission to enter the room if the ID is different from the name registered.
・As a participant, you are not allowed to record the seminar or take the screenshot at your own.
・Organizing seminar through Zoom is a new attempt for us. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your understanding.
・Please register by November 11th, 2020.
・We will inform you of the participation URL by the day before. Please contact us at the following address if you do not receive the email.
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