The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective

Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition

Editors: SHIN, Jung Cheol, Kehm, Barbara M. (Eds.)

  • Traces the ways in which world-class universities have been realized in differing national contexts
  • Shows how governments have made WCU development a top political priority
  • Analyzes the varying ways in which state policies on WCUs have been interpreted and adopted by university administrator and professors
  • Sets out the results of a highly productive collaboration between leading researchers in higher education and sociology
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Moving the academic debate on from its current focus on development to a more nuanced sociological perspective, this fresh research is a collaboration between academics in South Korea and Germany that assesses the factors shaping world-class universities as institutional social systems as well as national cultural treasures. The work explores in detail how WCUs have moved to a central position in policy circles, and how these often ambitious government policies on WCUs have been interpreted and adopted by university administrators and individual professors.

The authors provide a wealth of empirical data on universities, both world-class and aiming for WCU status, in a range of polities and continents. They compare strategies for developing WCUs in countries of the East and the West, both developing and developed.

Nations featured in the statistical purview include nine countries (Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong SAR). The volume goes further than merely taking a snapshot of the current situation, offering detailed and considered strategies and rationales for institutionalizing and developing WCUs, particularly in Asian countries where Confucian cultural influences accord education the highest priority.

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The global push to establish world class universities is thoughtfully depicted and critiqued in this interesting book. The editors and authors first outline some of the cross-national forces behind the drive to foster WCU. Then they present several case-studies that enable the reader to understand both what is similar and what is different in the respective efforts to launch WCUs in diverse national settings. The researchers who have contributed to this volume are first-rate and have cooperated in a common research design. The outcome is a volume of exceptional high quality that sheds much light on one of the most important trends in contemporary higher education.

William K. Cummings, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

 


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The World-Class University in Different Systems and Contexts

    Shin, Jung Cheol (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The World-Class University: Concept and Policy Initiatives

    Shin, Jung Cheol

    Pages 17-32

  • The Global Research and the “World-Class” Universities

    Ma, Wanhua

    Pages 33-44

  • World-Class Universities: The Sector Requirements

    Heyneman, Stephen P. (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Nation-States, Educational Traditions and the WCU Project

    Marginson, Simon

    Pages 59-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition
Editors
  • Jung Cheol SHIN
  • Barbara M. Kehm
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4975-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4975-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4974-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8057-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 304
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