A recent study published in Higher Education Evaluation and Development (January 2021) showed that Lingnan’s scholarly research into the internationalisation of higher education ranks among the best in Asia. The study examines published works from 2013 to 2018 focusing on the internationalisation of higher education in Asia. According to the study, Professor Joshua Ka-ho Mok, Vice-President of Lingnan University, is one of the top four leading authors in the region, taking productivity and the number of citation counts into account.
The study also highlights the growing influence and impact of rankings pertaining to higher education as a research cluster in promoting international and regional research in higher education. The leading scholars in this cluster include Professor Ka Ho Mok and Professor Simon Marginson from the University of Oxford, UK. Global rankings nurturing research into the internationalisation of higher education in Asia have become “a barometer of global competition measuring the knowledge-producing and talent-catching capacity of higher education institutions,” notes the study.
Lingnan University acts as the Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP), which co-promotes comparative and international research into higher education policy and governance. APHERP provides an international platform for 15 universities to engage with each other. Participating universities include: the University of Hawai’i in the US, the University of Bath and the University College London in the UK; Peking University, Zhejiang University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University in Mainland China; National Chung Cheng University and National Chengchi University in Taiwan; Hiroshima University in Japan; the University of Malaya in Malaysia, and so on.
Postgraduate students at Lingnan University can make use of the research-informed learning contributed by leading scholars working together through the APHERP platform.