The Teaching and Research Nexus Under Research University Initiatives: A Comparative View for East Asia

  • Jung Cheol ShinEmail author
  • Yangson Kim
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 19)


The teaching and research nexus is a core policy issue as well an area of academic inquiry. Academics tend to believe that there is a positive association between research and teaching. However, the teaching and research nexus may differ across higher education systems, academics’ affiliated disciplines, their preferred types of research, or their career stages. This study investigated how the nexus differs according to these factors, using empirical international survey data—the Changing Academic Profession (CAP). This study selected Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and China as the focus of each research-focused, teaching-research balanced, or teaching-focused system. This study found that there are differences in regard to academics’ perception of teaching and research nexus according to higher education system, academic disciplines, and other individual backgrounds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Hiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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