Abstract—The aim of the study is to examine the influence of
the formation and operation of different regional organizations
on the higher education within the region. Based on the
regulations or agreements of the matured regional
organizations, such as EU, NAFTA, FTAA, and ASEAN +3, the
study analyzes the influence of the formation of the
organizations on their respective regions, the involvement of the
nations in the organizations, the relevant education policies
adopted by the organizations, with an extension to the higher
educational issues focused by the organizations. The
international cooperation within the aforementioned
organizations is mostly focused on economic activities; however,
the training of high quality manpower, which is closely tied to
the economic development, has gradually become one of the key
discussions for the new agreements between the organizations
in the 21st century. Therefore the study compares the
educational systems in the process of global and regional
alliances to explain how higher education is influenced by these
developmental trends, as well as the relationships among the
various factors and the implications for Taiwan.
Index Terms—Globalization, regional organizations, higher education.
Joseph M. Chin, Chih-Min Tang, and Robin J. Chen are with National Chengchi University, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Joseph M. Chin, Chih-Min Tang, and Robin J. Chen, "Globalization, Regional Organizations, and the Facets of Higher Education: Taiwan’s Perspectives," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 897-904, 2015.