The International Imperative in Higher Education

The International Imperative in Higher Education

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21st century higher education faces immense changesa€”from the broad impact of globalization to the implications of massification and the growth of enrollments worldwide. The International Imperative in Higher Education focuses on most of the central elements affecting universities worldwide. Included among the themes analyzed are global issues such as corruption, the continuing impact of the brain drain and the phenomenon of brain exchange, the role of English in internationalization, changes in the environment for publishing and knowledge distribution, and academic freedom. The specific elements of internationalization, such as growing commercialization, and the role of agents and recruiters as a part of global student flows are considered. The role of the academic profession in a rapidly changing university environment is also discussed. Special attention is paid to China and India, the worlda€™s two largest academic systems, and the specific challenges faced by them. This book consists of 40 concise essays analyzing key aspects of global higher education. They bring together broad analysis and an underlying concern for the public good aspects of higher education in a comparative and international framework.... at one of Britaina#39;s 13 branch campuses or, much more likely, at a foreign institution that has franchised a British degree. ... There are even multinational franchising and twinning operations; for example, a British university and an Indian institute offer degrees in Oman. ... The McDonalda#39;s corporation sells the right to a€œbranda€ its products so long as the franchisee adheres to strict standards and policies.

Title:The International Imperative in Higher Education
Author:Philip G. Altbach
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-09-03


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