Leadership for World-Class Universities: Challenges for Developing Countries

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Leadership for World-Class Universities reveals how "world-class" thinking and policy can help university leaders employ modern solutions to the challenges facing higher education today. Readers will benefit from best practice advice offered by distinguished international contributors who have excelled by thinking globally without losing sight of their respective national and local environments. Their essays are grounded in empirical research and written to engage the reader, stimulate reflection and enhance performance. This book focuses especially on developing and middle-income countries, which face special problems where higher education is expanding most rapidly.

Key themes include:

  • strategic planning
  • governance of academic institutions
  • the role of the academic profession
  • fundraising
  • student access and equity
  • the impact of globalization

Leadership for World-Class Universities is a valuable resource for senior university administrators. At the heart of this volume is a focus on how academic leaders can work towards resolving the complex issues facing universities today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415800280
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

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Table of Contents

Preface, Goolam Mohamedbhai

Introduction, Philip G. Altbach

1. Strategic Planning for Higher Education, Fred M. Hayward and Daniel J. Ncayiyana

2. Governing Universities in Times of Uncertainty and Change, Álvaro Rojas and Andrés Bernasconi

3. The Funding of Universities in the Twenty-First Century, D. Bruce Johnstone

4. Unlocking the Benefits of Higher Education Through Appropriate Governance, David E. Bloom and Henry Rosovsky

5. Mission-Driven Higher Education in Emerging Academic Systems, Pedro Rosso

6. Higher Education’s Landscape of Internationalization, Philip G. Altbach and Jane Knight

7. Where the Quality Discussion Stands: Strategies and Ambiguities, Liz Reisberg

8. Global University Rankings and Their Impact, Nian Cai Liu and Ying Cheng

9. Fund-Raising as Institutional Advancement, Kai-ming Cheng

10. The Challenge of University Leadership in the Developing World, D. Bruce Johnstone

11. Access and Equity, Liz Reisberg and David Watson

12. The Academic Profession: The Realities of Developing Countries, Philip G. Altbach

13. The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities in Developing Countries, Jamil Salmi

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