Global Perspectives on Higher Education

Paths to a World-Class University

Authors: Wang, Qi, Cheng, Ying

Editors: Liu, N.C. (Ed.)

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Within higher education, world-class universities are regarded as elite research universities and play a critical role in developing human resources and generating new knowledge in the context of a knowledge-based economy. Governments around the world have made the operation of their universities at the cutting edge of intellectual and scientific development their policy priority; and top universities make every effort to compete at this global stage. “Paths to A World-Class University” provides insights into recent and ongoing experiences of building world-class universities, both at a national level and at an institutional level. It collects fifteen essays, most of which originated from papers presented at “The Third International Conference on World-Class Universities”, held in November 2009 in Shanghai, China, and organised by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Divided into two parts, the book: - focuses on the role of world-class universities in national systems; and - looks at institutional experiences and lessons in building world-class universities. This book not only represents a contribution to the ongoing discussion on the topic of building world-class universities, but can be seen a continuation of the previous two volumes on this topic - “World-Class Universities and Ranking: Aiming beyond Status” and “The World-Class University as Part of a New Higher Education Paradigm: From Institutional Qualities to Systemic Excellence”. All three books will be useful reading for students and academics in higher education generally, in addition to policy makers and informed practitioners.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Role of Elite Universities in National Higher Education and Research Systems, and the Challenges of Prosecuting the Case for Concentrating Public Investment in their Development in Australia

    Michael Gallagher

    Pages 29-66

  • The “Global 30” and the Consequences of Selecting “World-Class Universities” in Japan

    Akiyoshi Yonezawa

    Pages 67-81

  • Developing a Quality Culture to Become a World-Class University

    Jacques Lanarés

    Pages 263-274

  • Transformation Towards a World-Class University

    Osama S. Tayeb, Zoheir A. Damanhouri

    Pages 275-281

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paths to a World-Class University
Authors
Editors
  • N.C. Liu
Series Title
Global Perspectives on Higher Education
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-355-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-355-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 328
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