Higher Education Webinars


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

July 13, 2011 - 11:00am
The development of linkages between higher education systems in a variety of ‘world regions’ continues apace. Developments in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Gulf, and Latin America, albeit uneven in nature, point to the desire to frame and construct regional agendas and architectures. Regionalism -– a state-led initiative to enhance integration to boost trade and security -- is now being broadened out such that higher education, and research in some cases, is being uplifted into the regionalism impulse/dynamic.
July 1, 2011 - 1:00pm
A cold summer ale on the Memorial Union Terrace (or 'the Terrace' as it is known) at UW-Madison is a genuinely glorious experience. I was down there the other evening with my family, observing students, faculty, visiting conference types, as well alumni and members of the public. The Terrace functions like a defacto community center, alongside all of the functions typically associated with student unions (including food services, the weak link in an otherwise splendid set-up).
June 28, 2011 - 9:30am
Dear colleagues,
April 20, 2011 - 10:15pm
Note: our thanks to the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) for the funds to create this map, and to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cartography Lab for creating it.
April 10, 2011 - 5:00pm
GlobalHigherEd is still alive, I assure you! Unfortunately, our respective responsibilities, and some surprises, have been all consuming of late.
February 24, 2011 - 4:30am
It is not very common to see marches of tens of thousands of people in small cities like my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin (with a population of approximately 235,000 people).
February 10, 2011 - 4:00pm
Higher education institutions around the world are feeling increased pressure to deepen inter-institutional connections and accelerate human mobility.
January 24, 2011 - 9:15am
Editors' note: Anne Corbett's entry below was originally published in Open Democracy (19 January 2011). Our thanks to David Hayes for permission to repost it here.
January 3, 2011 - 8:45pm
Editors' note: we are very pleased to mark the start of 2011 with Karen Hanson's thought provoking response to Nigel Thrift's 'A question (about universities, gl
December 5, 2010 - 2:45pm
Editors' note: our sincere thanks to Stephen J. Toope, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of British Columbia, for his thought provoking contribution below.


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