Pacific Rim Arts and Humanities Research

In 2010, Searchlighter completed a project on research communications cooperation between a European publisher and HE institutions on the Pacific Rim.

This was commissioned by a UK-based Arts and Humanities publisher seeking new titles and fresh content for its journals and looking to market the company in Asia.

At the time, Intellect already had a strategy in development for Australia and New Zealand though the rest of the Far East Pacific Rim was not then being covered in any depth by the company. The work completed set out an initial outline of plan that Intellect might apply to rectify this, with a focus for the assessment on both Singapore and Hong Kong.

This was made through consultation with HEIs that have links to the region and UK University Associations with international connections. There were also several inquiries made with High Commissions and Embassies in the UK, and the Department of Business Investment and Skills regarding international trade links.