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 81: Summer 2015

Table of Contents

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International Themes

Internationalization and Global Tension: Lessons from History PDF
Philip G. Altbach, Hans de Wit 2-4
Perspectives on Global University Networks PDF
Robin Middlehurst 4-5
Are Double/Multiple Degree Programs Leading to “Discount Degrees”? PDF
Jane Knight 5-7
Is the United States the Best in the World? Not in Internationalization PDF
Madeleine F. Green 7-9

Private Higher Education

Private Higher Education’s Distinctive Niche in New Zealand PDF
Malcolm Abbot 9-10
India’s Private Universities: Solutions or Problems? PDF
Krishnapratap B. Powar 10-12

United Kingdom: Problems and Challenges

UK Research Excellence: Getting Better All the Time? PDF
Simon Marginson 12-13
Transnational Pathways to English Higher Education PDF
Janet Ilieva 14-15

Latin American Issues

How Much is a Full Professor Worth? The Challenge of Attracting the Best Talent PDF
Marcelo Knobel 15-16
Crisis and Homesickness: A New Opportunity for Brain Gain in Latin America? PDF
Iván F. Pacheco 17-18

Changes in Afghanistan

The Struggle to Rebuild and Transform Higher Education in Afghanistan PDF
Fred M Hayward, Mohammad O. Babury 18-20
The Challenges of Developing an Autonomous Higher Education System in Afghanistan PDF
Joseph B. Berger, Hanni S. Thoma 20-21

Countries and Regions

Institutionalization of Community Engagement at African Universities PDF
Henry Mugabi 21-23
Australian Universities Under Neoliberal Management: The Deepening Crisis PDF
Raewyn Connell 23-25
Joint-Venture Universities in China: Shanghai and Shenzhen Comparisons PDF
Ruth Hayhoe, Julia Pan 25-26
Japan’s “Top Global University” Project PDF
Yukiko Shimmi, Akiyoshi Yonezawa 27-28


New Publications PDF
The Center For International Higher Education Welcomes a New Director PDF
New CIHE-Related Books PDF
News of the Center PDF

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