Conceptualising Higher Education Asianization: ASIANur
Abstract: Higher Education (HE) plays an active role in nation building by developing and transforming the human capital holistically. This lifelong endeavour is by no means smooth sailing as HEs have to face many challenges. One prominent challenge is of university ranking, which is highly Westernized and exceedingly quantitative. “Creatical thinking” and “Asianization” concepts were thus forged in formulating “ASIANur”, an Asian university ranking. The justifications for ASIANur are based on Asian countries’ strength in relation to their economic, demographic, strength of HE as well as the emerging systematizing and standardizing of research disseminations. The possibility of Asian Higher Education Century is strengthen when ASIANur is materialised.
Keywords: Asianization, ASIANur, Creatical thinking, Higher education, Human capital.