Edu-renaissance: Notes From A Globetrotting Higher Educator

Edu-renaissance: Notes From A Globetrotting Higher Educator


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ISBN-13: 9789813143821
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

On the Nobel Prize; On University Ranking; Public Policy and Education; IT and Education; The Budding Universities; The New Era; New Ideas; On India; On China; On Israel; On Russia; Noteworthy People;

Table of Contents

Foreword I C. David Naylor xi

Foreword II Fu-Jia Yang xv

Foreword III Sung-Mo Steve Kang xix

Foreword IV Shin Choon Fong xxi

Foreword V Carter Tseng xxiii

Foreword VI Yitzhak Apeloig xxvii

Preface xxxi

Editor's Note xxxix

On the Nobel Prize

1 What Does it Take to Become a Nobel Laureate? 3

2 Why can Two Israeli Scientists Win the Nobel Prize? 9

On University Ranking 17

3 Global University Ranking: How to Understand such a Measurement? 19

4 University Ranking: Albatross or Incentive? 27

5 Beyond 2011 QS Asia Universities Ranking: Lesson Learned from Association of American Universities (AAU) for Association of East Asia Research Universities (AEARU) 31

6 In Search of Humanistic Excellence: The Morehouse Experience 37

Public Policy and Education 43

7 Autonomy, Accountability and Governance: Challenges of East Asian Public Universities in the 21st Century 45

8 Some Thoughts on the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 53

IT and Education 55

9 A Lecture Across 10,000 Miles: The 1993 Nobel Laureate's Physics Lecture Delivered from Dallas to Singapore 57

10 Khan Academy: Could this be the Onset of Global Undergraduate Education's Metamorphic Transformation in the 21st Century? 61

The Budding Universities 67

11 Shantou University: An Example of Dynamical Transformation in 21st Century Asia Pacific Higher Education 69

Annex: Impressions of Shantou University - My Seven-Year Summary 81

12 University of Macau: The Creation of a New Asian University 93

13 A #2 Billion New Campus: The Unthinkable Transformation of the University of Macau in the 21st Century! 103

14 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST): Ascension of Asia's Rise in Higher Education 109

15 An Unusual Perspective on Higher Education Value-Adding to a Young Asian University: Comments Delivered at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 117

16 BINUS UNIVERSITY: My First Trip to Indonesia! 131

The New Era 145

17 "One Belt One Road", Supercontinent and Neo-Renaissance: The Development of Universities in the 21st Century and Beyond 147

18 "Basic" and "Practical": The Dilemma of Modern Research Universities in the 21st Century 161

19 Challenges Faced by Asia Pacific Universities in the 21st Century 167

20 Why Canadian Universities should Collaborate with Asia 173

21 A Tale of Three Speeds: Challenges for Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities. (SATU) in the 21st Century 177

22 "Google my late father?": What Could or may Happen to India, China and United States in the 21st Century 185

New Ideas 195

23 A Game-Changing Model for Higher Education?: On the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) 197

24 Private Universities: A Future Force in Global Leadership in Asia Pacific 205

25 Residential College and Asia Today 219

26 New Angle on Obama's Recent Speech on "Affordable Higher Education" 225

27 Mindset of the Soul: The Meaning of Liberal Arts Education 229

28 California Institute and Technology (Caltech) and National Southwest Union University (NSWUU): An Unexpected and Extraordinary Similarity in Different Space-Time 239

29 Is Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura a Scientific Genius? 245

30 Intellectual Bandwidth: Holy Grail of Education in the 21st Century 249

On India 253

31 A Practical Example of the Five Dictums of President Ma Ying-Jeou: National Tsing Hua University in India 255

32 India and I 261

On China 271

33 Challenges for Higher Education: A Reflection of My 100 Trips to China 273

34 "Ladies and Gentlemen, there is an Eight Hundred-Pound Gorilla in the Room!" 289

35 Stealing Books is not Stealing 297

36 China's "The Great Accelerator": A Decision of Science and Politics? 307

On Israel 313

37 "Because We Have Seven World Class Universities!" 315

38 On Aaron Ciechanover 327

On Russia 337

39 "If He is the Best, Give it to Him" (Nikita Kruschedov): On Why the Russians are so Good at Science 339

40 An Action-Packed and Intellectually Stimulating Visit to Moscow's Scientific and Technological Communities 355

Noteworthy People 365

41 The Two Nobel Laureates Overlapped in the McDermott Suite of UTD 367

42 On Nobel Laureate Vitaly Ginzburg 371

43 On Paul Barbara 375

44 Impressions of NCKU and Zheng Cheng-Gong 379

Annex: My Departure from NCKU 381

45 A Global Intentional Effort: The Lifetime Contribution to Tsing Hua by Mei Yiqi 387

46 On S. S. Chem 393

47 On Chen Ning Yang 399

48 "What Physics Have You Done Lately?": On Sam C. C. Ting 405

49 The Supreme Courage of a Chinese Intellectual: Preface to a Memorial Volume Dedicated to Prof Jin-Quan Chen 409

50 A "Thank You" Note to Iris Chang 413

51 Lee Kuan Yew and Education 415

Appendix: Where it all Begins… Congressional Delegation (CODEL) Weldon and Asia: A Personal Account 421

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