Chapter 20: Tertiary regulation in Asia: emerging models
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Over the last quarter-century higher education (HE) has undergone substantial development, leading to growth in enrollment numbers, diversity of delivery modes and types of courses offered, expansion of the scope of delivery in home-country and internationally and of funding sources. The last 25 years have also seen the rapid development of regulation or quality assurance of HE around the world. Regulatory modes have to reflect the context of the sector that is being regulated at any given time to be effective. Governments are therefore beginning to look at mechanisms that can more effectively manage the scope of and diversity currently present in HE, for example mechanisms that focus on the relative risks of higher education institutions not providing quality HE.

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