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Ge, Y., & Ho, K. C. (2019). Conceptualizing the Second Education Circuit for China’s Doctoral Students in Asia. International Journal of Chinese Education, 8(2), 186–208. https://doi.org/10.1163/22125868-12340112
The quest to become research universities of international repute has led flagship universities in East and Southeast Asia to develop a new focus on attracting international doctoral students. This paper aims to understand Chinese doctoral students’ mobility in the immediate region and their education to work perceptions. The study draws from a sample of 301 doctoral students from China who were studying at five universities in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Analysis on students’ decision making and after-study pathways highlights the regional exchange in related areas. We argue that this regional mobility of doctoral students, characterized as the second education circuit, is facilitated by a higher education migration infrastructure with three interactively weaved dimensions: commercial, social, and regulatory. The research findings suggest the growing importance of Asia as a regional second circuit of doctoral training for students from China.
Ge, R. Y., & Ho, K. C. (2017). Intra-Asia higher education mobilities. In G. Liu-Farrer & B. S. A. Yeoh (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations (1st ed., pp. 75–91). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315660493-5
Intra-Asian higher education mobility is a relatively new phenomenon in Asia and one triggered by the dynamic economic changes occurring in East Asia,
Ge, Y., & Ho, K. C. (2018). The Cultivation of Research Labor in Pacific Asia with Special Reference to Singapore. Asia Pacific Education Review, 19(2), 199–210. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12564-018-9531-z
This paper adopts a political economy perspective in understanding how the country context frames the development of higher education doctoral science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. We argue that a country's commitment to research and development spending as a strategy to maintain its economic competitiveness creates the market for research labor. This embeddedness of STEM doctoral training programs in the country's science and technology system enlarges differences between STEM and non-STEM doctoral programs. This argument is validated from a survey of doctoral students in leading Pacific Asian universities which shows that STEM doctoral programs have stronger research networks, are better financed, use better facilities, and incorporate a variety of research placements. The embeddedness of STEM programs is further illustrated from the case of Singapore. Singapore-based STEM doctoral students mention enjoying better financial support and receiving better career advice from their supervisors. They depend on collaborative peer learning and cite more varied employment options when asked about their career plans.