World Class Worldwide

World Class Worldwide

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Nations with strong research universities are better able to compete in the international marketplace of ideas and innovation. Any countrya€”especially in the developing worlda€”striving to participate in the global knowledge economy must recognize the power of such institutions to transform society. In World Class Worldwide, analysts from developing and middle-income countries in Asia and Latin America explore their countriesa€™ specific challenges in providing qworld classq higher education. Philip G. Altbach, Jorge BalAin, and their contributors combine current scholarship and practical experience in presenting a comprehensive discussion of the significant issues facing research universities in Mexico, China, India, and elsewhere. They address the special challenges of establishing and maintaining these institutions; the role of information technology; how research universities train leaders and foster scientific innovation; and the extent to which the private sector can and should be involved in funding and development.... another, a comparative framework highlights common problems and accomplishments and suggests new ways of thinking. ... We focus on Latin America and Asia. ... This project was supported by the Ford Foundation and organized Preface.

Title:World Class Worldwide
Author:Philip G. Altbach, Jorge Balán
Publisher:JHU Press - 2007-06-05


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