Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
grouping have called for greater cross-border higher education cooperation in advance
of building of an Asia-Pacific higher education space.
That would include South East Asian nations, India, China,
Japan and South Korea as well as Pacific Rim countries such as the US, Canada, Australia
and New Zealand.
It is heard that the leaders acknowledged the role of
education as an "essential driver of innovative" growth in the Asia Pacific