Higher Education in the Global Knowledge Economy

Simon Marginson, Y Jun (ed.)

Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2010


In many nations government policy and scholarly work have identified the growing role of higher education and research in the world-wide knowledge economy. The role of higher education is not limited to fostering the economic development of nations and providing opportunities for individuals, it extends also to promotion of cultural diversity, political democracy and trade. Emphasis is rightly placed on how higher education can better serve society and promote international cooperation. However, as yet little attention has been given to how higher education and research are active in the processes of globalization, and are themselves being reshaped by globalization with significant 'feed-bac..

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