The World View
A blog from the Center for International Higher Education
December 12, 2013 - 7:33pm
International comparisons divert attention from the main purpose of the educational enterprise and often influence national policy; in that sense, they are dangerous.
December 1, 2013 - 5:03pm
During the absence of many expatriate Chinese, China has emerged as the world’s second largest economy with the confidence that it may surpass the U.S. to become the wealthiest nation around 2020.
November 17, 2013 - 4:53pm
The World Bank has announced a “Centers of Excellence” initiative that will provide $158 million to a select group of African universities.
November 11, 2013 - 5:12pm
Now that African higher education is undergoing “massification,” the quest for PhDs for the proliferating new institutions has become paramount.
November 6, 2013 - 11:21am
Earlier in October the Brazilian press announced that the University of São Paulo, usually considered the best university south of Rio Grande, had disappeared from the top list of 200 institutions of the Times Higher Education rankings, together with the prestigious State University of Campinas.
October 27, 2013 - 7:29pm
In 2013 the exam will be taken by the amazing number of 7.17 million participants. The grade on the exam is accepted as the only criterion for access at an increasing number of universities.
October 20, 2013 - 7:45pm
On October 9, in Hefei, nine elite Chinese universities signed a statement endorsing open inquiry, scientific integrity, and other academic values as the key components of a modern research university.
October 13, 2013 - 8:49pm
With greater access to international social media and commentary, why do Chinese students appear to be uninterested in social justice issues?
October 6, 2013 - 3:22pm
Mergers have been supported and endorsed by the government politically and financially. Although these mergers are hailed as big successes, the outcomes are difficult to measure