World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America

World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America

by Philip G. Altbach, Jorge Balán
     
 

Nations with strong research universities are better able to compete in the international marketplace of ideas and innovation. Any country—especially in the developing world—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

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Overview

Nations with strong research universities are better able to compete in the international marketplace of ideas and innovation. Any country—especially in the developing world—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 countries’ specific challenges in providing "world class" higher education.

Philip G. Altbach, Jorge Balán, 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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801886621
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Empires of Knowledge and Development   Philip G. Altbach     1
Asia
The Flagship University and China's Economic Reform   Wanhua Ma     31
Research Universities in China: Differentiation, Classification, and Future World-Class Status   Nian Cai Liu     54
Beyond Retailing Knowledge: Prospects of Research-Oriented Universities in India   N. Jayaram     70
Prospects for World-Class Research Universities in India   P. V. Indiresan     95
The Making of a World-Class University at the Periphery: Seoul National University   Ki-Seok Kim   Sunghee Nam     122
Latin America
Brazil's Leading University: Original Ideals and Contemporary Goals   Simon Schwartzman     143
Brazilian Research Universities   Joao E. Steiner     173
La Maxima Casa de Estudios: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico as a State-Building University   Imanol Ordorika   Brian Pusser     189
The Role of Research Universities in Mexico: A Change of Paradigm?   Salvador Malo     216
Are There Research Universities in Chile?   Andres Bernasconi     234
The Challenge of Building Research Universities in Middle-Income Countries: The Case of the University of Buenos Aires   Ana M. Garcia de Fanelli     260
Higher Education Policy and the Research University: In Asia and Latin America   Jorge Balan     286
Contributors     309
Index     313

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