Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is founding director and research professor at the Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College, US.

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Opinion | Singapore’s limits show a possible future for Hong Kong academic freedom

Singapore has been an open academic society with considerable academic freedom and independence, but there are also restrictions – many of them unwritten. The Lion City highlights how carefully crafted limitations can coexist with a successful academic system.

17 Sep 2020 - 9:22AM

Singapore has been an open academic society with considerable academic freedom and independence, but there are also restrictions – many of them unwritten. The Lion City highlights how carefully crafted limitations can coexist with a successful academic system.

Singapore’s limits show a possible future for Hong Kong academic freedom
Opinion | How academic progress in China and the West will suffer as a result of growing mistrust

Universities in the US and elsewhere have responded to the growing suspicion of Chinese intentions by cutting joint programmes and restricting Chinese researchers, and it surely won’t be long before China begins to curtail student numbers abroad.

21 Mar 2019 - 9:52AM

Universities in the US and elsewhere have responded to the growing suspicion of Chinese intentions by cutting joint programmes and restricting Chinese researchers, and it surely won’t be long before China begins to curtail student numbers abroad.

How academic progress in China and the West will suffer as a result of growing mistrust