Global Higher Education Seminar Series

In the month of April, the Center for Studies in Higher Education will sponsor a series of seminars on changes in the global landscape of higher education, to better understand the strategies countries are developing to expand opportunities for their own citizens and to strengthen their competitive position internationally. We will focus on Turkey, Russia, and China, three countries in which higher education is undergoing significant change. All three events will be held at the MATRIX on the 8th floor of Barrows Hall from 4-5pm. A reception will follow each presentation.

Following are the speakers and dates:

April 14, 2015
Democratization and Massification of Higher Education in Turkey and Challenges Ahead
Speaker: Bekir Gür, Yildirim Beyazit Univeristy; Visiting Scholar, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley

April 21, 2015
The Sputnik Syndrome: How Russian Universities Make Sense of Global Competition in Higher Education
Speaker: Igor Chirikov, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Education (HSE-Moscow), SERU-I Managing Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education University of California, Berkeley

April 27, 2015
Chinese Universities in the Xi Jinping Era
Speakers: Professor William Kirby, Harvard University, China Studies and Business Administration and Professor Wen-Hsin Yeh, University of California, Berkeley, History, Respondent