Universities and Globalization

Universities and Globalization

Author: Ravinder Kaur Sidhu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135612511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Universities and Globalization: To Market, To Market examines the operations of power and knowledge in international education under conditions of globalization, with a focus on the three biggest exporters of higher education--the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. An interdisciplinary approach based on the core social sciences is used to explore the power relations that shape global education networks. The role of nation-states in creating the conditions for education markets and the desire for a Westernized template of international education in the postcolonial world is discussed. The volume offers a sophisticated attempt to recast international education as a series of geopolitical and geoeconomic engagements that transcend simple supply and demand dynamics. Engaging with the theoretical debates about education and globalization, this book examines global cultural "flows" and boundary crossings, the cultural economy of education networks, and the possibilities for supra-territorial subjectivities. International education markets are examined from the perspectives of both first world producers and postcolonial consumers. By investigating how first world universities imagine and enact the global in their marketing practices, the expressions of cultural diversity valued by education markets, and the types of individual and institutional subjectivities merging from markets, Universities and Globalization: To Market, To Market offers students, faculty, administrators, marketing consultants, and others who work in the area a highly nuanced account of the global relations fostered by education markets. This original, critical examination of the forms and cultural politics of international education is a significant contribution to the field.

Universities and Globalization

Universities and Globalization

Author: Janice K. Currie

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452251189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 706

In this volume, the contributors consider globalization as combining a market ideology with a corresponding material set of practices drawn from the world of business. Issues of managerialism, privatization and accountability - central values in business - have become central for universities and their administrators as well. The selections in the book help to illustrate the editors' contentions that globalization presents clear disadvantages as well as benefits, and that its effect on higher education is neither likely to be uniform nor the outcomes inevitable.

Globalization, Universities and Issues of Sustainable Human Development

Globalization, Universities and Issues of Sustainable Human Development

Author: Jean Larson Pyle

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843767398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 651

This volume raises an important question: Given the fast-changing global economy and the challenges it presents, what is the role for the university as an institution promoting sustainable human development? The editors begin by outlining the changes associated with the recent wave of globalization, particularly transformations in the relative power of institutions internationally. They analyze the constraints universities face in industrialized and developing countries in promoting sustainable human development.

Universities and Globalization

Universities and Globalization

Author: Gilles Breton

Publisher: UNESCO/Université Laval/Economica

ISBN: UOM:39015060093260

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The effects of globalization are increasingly making themselves felt throughout higher education as in all areas of human endeavour. In order to understand the dynamics of globalization and better define the challenges that it poses to universities in both rich and poor countries, seventeen higher education specialists were asked to contribute to this debate. The diversity of perspectives and wide range of themes presented here provide readers with an insight into the panorama of key questions and challenges facing higher education at the beginning of 2003.The result is a questioning of both the place of universities on the international scene and their social relevance in the knowledge-based world where innovation has become the driving force. As Hans van Ginkel argues, higher education is undergoing a Copernican change with the national state no longer the sole reference point for the development of universities. By opening up to a new global space, higher education witnesses the emergence of new players: regions, provinces, Lander international organizations, NGOs, enterprises, enterprise-universities and virtual universities. As their orbits intersect and are subject to the gravitational pull of these new systems, universities are forced to change their own trajectories.Contributors include David E. Bloom (Harvard University), Christopher W. Brooks (OECD), Jan Currie (Murdoch University, Australia), John Daniel (UNESCO), Michael Gibbons (Association of Commonwealth Universities), Hans van Ginkel (United Nations University, Tokyo), Jane Knight (University of Toronto), Goolam Mohamedbhai (University of Mauritius), Teboho Moja (University of New York), Bernard Pau (CNRS, Paris), Riccardo Petrella (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Jamil Salmi (World Bank), Peter Scott (Kingston University, UK), Craig D. Swenson (Phoenix University), and François Tavenas (Université Laval).

The University in the Age of Globalization

The University in the Age of Globalization

Author: W. Bienkowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137023032

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 706

An informed discussion of the global education market, analysing the rankings system, and the determinants which help universities to advance. The authors examine possible improvements in the promotion and commercialization of university research, and the role of universities in the social and economic development of transition economies.

Universities in Change

Universities in Change

Author: Andreas Altmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461445890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 163

Universities find themselves in dynamic change. They are confronted with growing expectations from their stakeholders, increasing international competition, and new technological challenges. Featuring insights and in-depth case studies from leading researchers and university decision makers from around the world, this book argues that institutions of higher education, in order to be successful, have to actively reflect on circumstances, visions, and strategies to master the future. Drawing from their experiences across a diverse array of institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the authors explore the pressures on today’s universities and the opportunities for excelling in the contest for resources. They discuss operational issues, such as strategic management, IT governance, leadership development, and entrepreneurial culture, and broader concerns, such as the roles and responsibilities of universities in promoting technology transfer and economic and social development. The result is a resource that not only reveals and analyzes universities from an organizational perspective, but presents best practice models and concrete inspiration for management and policymaking.

The WTO and the University

The WTO and the University

Author: Roberta Malee Bassett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415978330

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 868

This book fills a niche in the literature on trade and higher education services by providing context and analysis of the trade issue in the American higher education context. By and large, the debate about the merits of including higher education services within free trade policies has occurred outside of the United States, even though the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative has specifically included higher education services in its March 2003 negotiating offer to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This book emerged from research and conversations on the potential implications of free trade on American higher education, implications which have yet to lead to any real conversation or debate within the broad higher education community in the United States. The scope of the book is specifically US centered, though this is background information on higher education in a global policy context. It is distinctive in that it is a unique and original examination of the free trade in higher education services, from the perspectives of the US-based actors and within the context of globalization and its implications for higher education. Its selling points would be the timeliness of the issue, the uniqueness of the topic and research, and the contribution it can make to spurring some greater dialogue and debate within the American higher education community about the pros and cons of free trade in higher education services.

Globalization, Universities and Issues of Sustainable Human Development

Globalization, Universities and Issues of Sustainable Human Development

Author: Jean Larson Pyle

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015056161428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 315

This volume raises an important question: given the fast changing global economy and the challenges it presents, what is the role for the university as an institution promoting sustainable human development? The answer is that, as an institution, it can play an important role in promoting sustainable human development in the context of globalization, particularly in developing countries.

Traces 5: Universities in Translation

Traces 5: Universities in Translation

Author: Brett de Bary

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622099920

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 969

The fate of the university has become an object of urgent concern for academics in many disciplines around the globe, as higher education has been commercialized by the global movement to “reform” toward new managerial structures common in business and industry. In English-language academic publishing, the future of the university has attracted the attention of critical theorists, but most works discussing the effects of profit-oriented corporatization on curriculum and pedagogy have focused on North America. Drawing on examples of university restructuring in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Russia, and the United States, these trenchantpersonal essays take global transformation of the university in the age of informatic capital as an urgent question. Prominent scholars in humanities, cultural studies, translation, critical theory and postcolonial studies discuss theemergence of cognitive capitalism, neo-colonialism and the hegemony of academic English, academic freedom, and the rise of new, exploitative regimes of self-management that have implicated the university in a profound reorganization of labor dissolving distinctions between the “mental” and “manual.”

Global Higher Education Shared Communities

Global Higher Education Shared Communities

Author: Jian Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811377631

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 822

This book offers an in-depth investigation of the globalization of higher education at Chinese universities and colleges. The proposed “Global Higher Education Shared Community” model reflects the globalization of higher education with Chinese characteristics in terms of its conceptual, practical and strategic dimensions. Generally speaking, the book mainly conceptualizes and constructs a model of the specific type of globalization currently taking place at Chinese universities and colleges. As such, it offers a valuable resource for scholars and researchers who are interested and work in research on globalization in higher education from a comparative perspective; for administrators and stakeholders in Chinese higher education management; and for graduate students who are majoring or minoring in comparative higher education.

Universities and Globalization

Universities and Globalization

Author: Ravinder Kaur Sidhu

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: 0805849661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 308

Examines the operations of power and knowledge in international education under conditions of globalization, with a focus on the three biggest exporters of higher education--the US, Australia, and the UK. An interdisciplinary approach based on the core social sciences is used to explore the power relations that shape global education networks.