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 76: Summer 2014

Table of Contents

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International Issues

Student Activism Remains a Potent Force Worldwide PDF
Philip G Altbach, Manja Klemencic 2-3

American Themes in Global Perspective

Research Universities: American Exceptionalism? PDF
Henry Rosovsky 4-6
The Importance of Demographics in Explaining Attainment Patterns PDF
Arthur M Hauptman 6-7

Internationalization Trends

Internationalization of Higher Education: Converging or Diverging Trends? PDF
Eva Egron-Polak 7-9
International Students: The United Kingdom Drops the Ball PDF
Simon Marginson 9-10

Private Higher Education

Private Higher Education in the United Kingdom: Myths and Realities PDF
Steve Woofield 11-12
Policies and Patterns in US For-Profit Higher Education PDF
Elizabeth Meza, William Zumeta 13-14

Africa Focus

Inside African Private Higher Education: Contradictions and Challenges PDF
Louise Morley 14-15
The African Academic Diaspora and African Higher Education PDF
Kim Foulds, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza 16-17

China: New Directions

China: Reforming the Gaokao PDF
Gerard A Postiglione 17-18
Systematic Changes in China PDF
Qiang Zha, Chuanyi Wang 19-20

Countries and Regions

Graduate Education in Malaysia and Thailand PDF
Chiao-Ling Chien, David W Chapman 20-22
The Unified State Exam in Russia: Problems and Perspectives PDF
Elena Denisova-Schmidt, Elvira Leontyeva 22-23
Survey of International Higher Education Readers PDF
Ariane de Gayardon, David A Stanfield 23-24


New Publications PDF
News of the Center PDF

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