Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education

Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education

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A”. . . the Handbook constitutes an essential reference source for everyone interested in studying the current meaning, scope and implications of globalization. Strongly recommended.A• A Higher Education Review Higher education has entered centre-stage in the context of the knowledge economy and has been deployed in the search for economic competitiveness and social development. Against this backdrop, this highly illuminating Handbook explores worldwide convergences and divergences in national higher education systems resulting from increased global co-operation and competition. The expert contributors reveal the strategies, practices and governance mechanisms developed by international and regional organizations, national governments and by higher education institutions themselves. They analyse local responses to dominant global templates of higher education and the consequences for knowledge generation, social equity, economic development and the public good. This comprehensive and accessible Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for researchers, academics and students with an interest in higher education from economics, international studies and public policy perspectives, as well as for higher education policymakers, and funding and governance bodies.with 3549 in joint PhD programs, and 403 in regular PhD programs abroad. A total of 83 percent of the students were from 985 Project universities and 62 percent entered the top 100 world-class universities (CSC, 2008). In 2008 CSCanbsp;...

Title:Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education
Author:Roger King, Simon Marginson, Rajani Naidoo
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011


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