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Surveying the Construction of Global Knowledge/Spaces for the ‘Knowledge Economy’

March 11, 2012 - 4:52pm
During the past decade higher education's interest in internationalization has intensified, and the concept of civic education or engagement has broadened from a national focus to a more global one, thus expanding the concept that civic responsibility extends beyond national borders.
February 27, 2012 - 10:14pm
The unruly process of ‘innovation’ has long stumped analysts and advocates.
February 20, 2012 - 9:18pm
Today's entry is a timely one given debates about the enhanced importance of assessing learning outcomes at a range of scales (from the intra-departmental right up to the global scale).
December 24, 2011 - 8:20am
It is hard to believe Bahrain sought to become a global education hub as recently as 2006 & 2007.
December 1, 2011 - 9:25pm
Great expectations UK-style: foreign students = export earnings (in an era of austerity)
November 26, 2011 - 3:32am
Tertiary Education: A Global Report (by the World Bank's Education Advisory Service)
November 2, 2011 - 8:38am
Two graphics (both released in the last two days) capture broad-based aspects of the fiscal squeeze confronting public higher education in the United States.
October 24, 2011 - 9:08am
‘Flexibility’ is genuinely slippery concept, one that provides some sense of coherence with vagueness. It is also a concept that is a resource to be used in the pursuit of power. I’m most familiar with the concept of flexibility in relationship to the changing nature of production systems. There has been a long debate in Economic Geography, for example, about phenomena like ‘flexible specialization’ and ‘flexible accumulation’. These interrelated concepts have helped scholars and industry analysts make sense of how production systems are evolving to cope with increasingly levels of competitive pressure, the emergence of global value chains, new forms of territorial development, and so on.
October 16, 2011 - 11:00pm
Our era of ‘global urbanization’ -- one where the majority of the world’s population now lives in ‘urban’ areas – raises some interesting opportunities and challenges for higher education systems and institutions.
October 5, 2011 - 8:15pm
Well, it’s ranking season again, and the Times Higher Education/Thomson Reuters World University Rankings (2011-2012) has just been released. The outcome is available here, and a screen grab of the Top 25 universities is available to the right.

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