The University in the Age of Globalization

The University in the Age of Globalization

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This book brings together the views of an international group of experts on the internationalization of higher education, covering such themes as the international rankings of universities, issues of funding and autonomy, and the improvements needed in the promotion and commercialization of university research. Particular attention is paid to the system of higher education in the United States of America, and their domination of the top rankings. These universities and their experiences are compared to the higher education systems in the transition economies of Eastern Europe, which serve as an example of the problems facing middle income countries in terms of funding, the social and economic consequences of low rankings, and possible avenues of reform.I should emphasize that in this sample of top 508 universities, all private institutions are non-profit ones. ... It ranges from 1096 and 1209 for Oxford and Cambridge, to 1636 for Harvard University, and among the youngest universities in the sample is the University of California-Irvine, ... 1. freedom regarding tuition fees; 2. flexibility in deciding which scholars get recruited to the institution, and freedom inanbsp;...

Title:The University in the Age of Globalization
Author:Wojciech Bienkowski, Josef C. Brada, Gordon Stanley
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-08-07


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