Asian University Leaders Consider Ways to Develop Well-Rounded Students

A desire to produce well-rounded graduates. An influx of Chinese students. Heartburn over university rankings. Such universal topics were among the subjects of discussion at the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, which wrapped up here on Thursday.

Several university presidents and vice chancellors from Asia lamented an overemphasis in higher education on graduates’ employability. There is too great a focus, they agreed, on imparting a