Asia Pacific Conference on Higher Education Research at the Manila Hotel
Local Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) have recognized the need to promote greater scholarly activity in their institutions and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has similarly put in its support for such endeavor. The higher educational institutions more than 1,400 public and private colleges and universities have remained primarily teaching institutions, with limited contributions to the application of existing knowledge or the production of new knowledge.
In a survey done on higher educational institutions in Asia some years ago, the premier Philippine HEIs did not do well due to a number of considerations, one of which is the academic or scholarly output produced by its faculty.
Today, CHED, in cooperation with many local and regional academics and HEIs, is holding the Asia Pacific Conference on Higher Education Research at the Manila Hotel. With hundreds of academics attending, the conference aims to provide a venue for bringing together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in higher education and serve as a forum for sharing of research outputs on higher education among experts in the Asia-Pacific region, identifying strategies for developing research in higher education institutions (capability and culture), and identifying areas for multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-country collaborative research. …