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December 4, 2017

University World News

University World News Special Report on CSHE@60 Conference New Nationalism and Universities

November 28, 2017

Berkeley Blog

CSHE's Senior Research Fellow, John A. Douglass, shares his remarks exploring the influence of nationalism on major national universities around the world.

September 25, 2017

September 19, 2017

Tuesday September 19, 2017 – Envisioning the Asian New Flagship University: Its Past and Vital Future (Berkeley Public Policy Press) explores the history of leading national universities in Asia and contemplates their capacity for innovation by focusing on the New Flagship University model.

September 18, 2017

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The ‘World-Class University’ model is a vaguely defined fad which does not provide the basis for the kind of leading universities Asia needs for the future – universities that give the same weight to economic engagement and civic responsibility as research. 

June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 - What do university leaders and policy-makers actually think about the future of higher education? A new joint report by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education and UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education provides a unique analysis of the observations of more than 100 Australian university, government and community leaders about past and recent developments and future directions in Australian higher education.

May 18, 2017

I write with mixed emotions to let you know that I will be stepping down as the Center's Interim Director effective June 30, 2017.

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year (2017) with a series of activities, including a major international conference from November 16-17, 2017 on the Berkeley campus. This conference will gather CSHE alumni and affiliated researchers, along with leading scholars and practitioners from throughout the world, and focused on the theme: The New Nationalism and Universities. The two-day event will also provide a venue for past CSHE Visiting Scholars to return to Berkeley and present their current research, or to reflect on their work while at the Center.

April 27, 2017

April 24, 2017 - In preparation for the University of California’s 150th anniversary in 2018, and as part of its on-going research on the history of UC, CSHE has launched the new University of California ClioMetric History Project (UC-CHP). Clio was the muse of history in Greek mythology, and cliometric refers to the use of data and quantitative methods to explore history.

March 16, 2017

The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) community is delighted with the announcement that our Director, Dr. Carol Christ, has been appointed as U.C. Berkeley’s 11th Chancellor, effective July 1, 2017, after approval by the University of California Board of Regents. She is the first woman appointed Chancellor since the University was founded in 1868. “I feel honored and privileged to lead the campus at this challenging time,” Dr. Christ said. “It is a small way to give back for everything the university has given me. My experience at Berkeley has been transformational; it formed my ideas of higher education, and it formed my ideals of higher education. I look forward to working with Berkeley’s many communities in the months and years ahead in a way true to UC’s motto, ‘Fiat lux’ — ‘Let there be light.’”

February 24, 2017

Berkeley, CA– On March 2nd, Thomas W. Peterson, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at University of California, Merced, and Daniel M. Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget, at University of California, Merced, will discuss a means to accommodate the projected growth of eligible students. The talk will take place in the Academic Innovation Studio, locatedin Dwinelle 117 on the UC Berkeley campus, from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm with lunch to follow.

February 9, 2017

Berkeley, CA– On February 9th, Michael Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University, and Dick Scott, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stanford University, will discuss the disconnect between postsecondary education and the Bay Area economy. The talk will take place in the Academic Innovation Studio, locatedin Dwinelle 117 on the UC Berkeley campus, from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm with lunch to follow.

December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016 – CSHE senior research fellow John Aubrey Douglass recently gave the keynote address at the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS Summit held at the University of Johannesburg on the New Flagship University model.

December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 – CSHE is pleased to announce that at least eight major research universities will collaborate in the administration of the new SERU Graduate Student Survey (gradSERU) in 2017.

November 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton proposes that all public colleges and universities be made tuition-free for students from families with incomes of up to $85,000 initially, rising to $125,000 by 2021. Clinton also promises a three-month moratorium for all federal student loan borrowers on repaying their debt, during which time borrowers would get help refinancing their loans or moving into income-driven repayment plans.

October 26, 2016

UC Berkeley’sCenter for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) was established in 1957 as an Organized Research Unit (ORU), and the first research institute in the world devoted to the study of systems, institutions, and processes of higher education.  CSHE is now part of the campus’ Goldman School of Public Policy, in part reflecting the Center’s long history of interdisciplinary and policy relevant research. Previously, CSHE reported directly to the UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

September 26, 2016

Latest Kerr Lecture Book Released:

Simon Marginsons’ The Dream is Over Chronicles Clark Kerr’s Vision for California Higher Education and Its Worried Future

September 1, 2016

Berkeley, CA– On September 8th, Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus of UC Berkeley, and Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, will elaborate on the findings of the Lincoln Project, a comprehensive study that explores the impact of reduced state investment in public higher education, and strategies for the United States to retain the global status of its public research universities. The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley, and will take place in the Academic Innovation Studio, located in Dwinelle 117, from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm.

August 26, 2016

In a University World News article, published August 26th 2016, the recent work of John Aubrey Douglass, Senior Research Fellow in Public Policy and Higher Education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education and Patrick Lapid, Ph.D Candidate, Economics and SERU Research Associate at the Center For Studies in Higher Education are highlighted.

July 8, 2016

BERKELEY, CA, July 8, 2016 – On July 11, the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA), sponsored by Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), and now in its seventh session, will recognize the extraordinary contributions made to the program by Ralph Hexter, Acting Chancellor, University of California, Davis. The award will be presented by Michael Nacht, Interim Director of CSHE, at the opening dinner of the ELA program, which takes place from July 11th -15th at the Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley.