Research Universities Going Global
Universities are affected by the global economy, new communication technologies, and fundamental changes in the markets for students, faculty and graduates. New well-funded universities are being established in China, South Korea, Singapore and France with the objective of replicating the success of the American system in producing talented graduates and leading-edge research that wins Nobel prizes.
What strategies are being adopted by leading research universities in the U.S. and Europe to respond to these new contingencies and ensure their future viability and prestige? It is an opportune time to undertake some empirical studies of how the university is adapting and changing its structure, operations and institutional culture to accommodate a more complicated and networked world. These are among the questions we are studying in this CSHE-based project.
Briefs and Links
No Better Export: Higher Education – April 3, 2011
Project Related Publications and Papers
Seeking Smart Growth: The Idea of a California Global Higher Education Hub by John Aubrey Douglass, Richard Edelstein and Cecil Haoreau, California Journal of Politics and Policy,January 2013,5(1): 1-29
Comprehending the International Initiatives of Universities: A Taxonomy of Modes of Engagement and Institutional Logics by Richard J. Edelstein and John Aubrey Douglass. CSHE.19.12 (December 2012)
Trends Toward Global Excellence in Undergraduate Education: Taking the Liberal Arts Experience into the 21st Century by Marijk van der Wende. CSHE 18.12 (December 2012)
The Goals of Transnational Education: Reflections of a True Believer by Jeffrey S. Lehman. CSHE 17.12 (December 2012)
"China Futurisms: Research Universities and Leaders or Followers?” Social Research: An International Quarterly, vol. 79, no 3, fall 2012.
To Judge International Branch Campuses, We Need to Know Their Goals by Richard J. Edelstein and John Aubrey Douglass, Chronicle of Higher Education, (February 2012)
A Global Talent Magnet: How a San Francisco/Bay Area Higher Education Hub Could Advance California’s Comparative Advantage In Attracting International Talent and Further Build US Economic Competitiveness by John Douglas, Richard Edelstein and Cecile Hoareau. CSHE 9.11 (May 2011)
The Global Competition for Talent: The Rapidly Changing Market for International Students and the Need for a Strategic Approach in the US by John Aubrey Douglass and Richard Edelstein. CSHE.8.2009 (October 2009).
Globalization's Muse: Universities and Higher Education Systems in a Changing World by John Aubrey Douglass, C. Judson King, Irwin Feller (ed.) Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2009.
Whither the Global Talent Pool? by John Aubrey Douglass and Richard Edelstein. Change Magazine (July/August 2009).
Decoding Learning Gains: Measuring Outcomes and the Pivotal Role of the Major and Student Backgrounds by Gregg Thomson and John Aubrey Douglass. CSHE.5.2009 (May 2009).
College vs. Unemployment: Expanding Access to Higher Education Is the Smart Investment During Economic Downturns by John Aubrey Douglass. CSHE.21.2008 (November 2008).
The Big Curve: Trends in University Fees and Financing in the EU and US by John Aubrey Douglass and Ruth Keeling. CSHE.19.2008 (November 2008).
The Poor and the Rich: A Look at Economic Stratification and Academic Performance Among Undergraduate Students in the United States by John Aubrey Douglass and Gregg Thomson. CSHE.15.2008 (October 2008).
Universities, the US High Tech Advantage, and the Process of Globalization, by John Aubrey Douglass. CSHE Research and Occasional Papers Series, CSHE.8.08. (May 2008).
Wrong Trajectory: America is Losing Its Higher Education Advantage, with Enormous Repercussions by John Aubrey Douglass. California Magazine May/June 2008.
A World of Competitors: Assessing the US High Tech Advantage and the Process of Globalization by John Aubrey Douglass. Higher Education Management and Policy, OECD Journal vol. 20 no. 2 April 2008.
Creating a Culture of Aspiration: The Role of Higher Education in Human Capital and Social Change, by John Aubrey Douglass. Peking University Education Review (in Chinese) vol. 6 no. 2 2008.