International Higher Education

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International Higher Education (IHE) is the quarterly publication of the Center for International Higher Education.

IHE publishes insightful, informed, and high-quality commentary and analysis on trends and issues of importance to higher education systems, institutions, and stakeholders around the world. Each edition also includes short abstracts of new books and other publications of relevance to the global higher education community.

IHE's contributors are drawn largely from a network of distinguished international scholars, policymakers, and leaders, who are well-positioned to offer critical perspectives on key issues and trends that shape higher education worldwide.

IHE is published in English, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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No 77: Fall 2014

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International Issues

Nix the BRICs—At Least for the Higher Education Debate PDF
Philip G Altbach, Roberta Malee Bassett 2-5
Affirmative Action Initiatives Around the World PDF
Laura Dudley Jenkins, Michele S Moses 5-6
The Economic and Noneconomic Benefits of Tertiary Education in Low-income Contexts PDF
Rebecca Schendel, Tristan McCowan, Moses Oketch 6-8

Mobility and Internationalization

World Economies and the Distribution of International Branch Campuses PDF
Li Zhang, Kevin Kinser, Yunyu Shi 8-9
International Visiting Scholars: Brain-Circulation and Internationalization PDF
Yukiko Shimmi 9-11
Global Student Mobility: The Changing Landscape PDF
Philip G Altbach, David Engberg 11-13
Graduate Student Learning Abroad: Emerging Trend? PDF
John M Dirkx, Kristin Janka Millar, Brett Berquist, Gina Vizvary 14-15

History and Contemporary Universities

Introduction: Historical Perspective on Contemporary Issues PDF
Adam Nelson 15-16
The Research University in Brazil: 1930 and 2030 PDF
Renato H.L. Pedrosa 16-17
Long Road Ahead: Modernizing Chinese Universities PDF
Yang Rui 17-19
Foreign Influence, Nationalism, and the Founding of Modern Chinese Universities PDF
Shen Wenqin 19-21

Countries and Regions

The Problem with Public University Salaries in Kenya PDF
Ishmael I Munene 21-22
Be Careful What You Wish For: Pending Privatization of Australian Higher Education PDF
Anthony Welch 22-24
Chile’s Universities: Reasons for Success PDF
Juan José Ugarte 24-25
A Quiet Revolution in Chinese Universities: Experimental Colleges PDF
Qiang Zha, Qiubo Yang 25-27
Access to Higher Education: The Israeli Case PDF
Iris Ben-David, Yaakov Iram 27-28


New Publications PDF
News of the Center PDF

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