Globalization and Higher Education Research Paper by Barbelli

Globalization and Higher Education
This paper explores globalization and the challenges it presents to colleges and universities.
# 99650 | 2,627 words | 18 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Nov 19, 2007 in Education (Higher) , Economics (Globalization)

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The paper discusses how information technology, globalization, multinational economies and the educational needs of developed nations present universities with a number of challenges and opportunities. The paper looks at the US system of higher education and reveals that it is among the most innovative and responsive in the world. The paper shows how it is ideally suited to form international partnerships with other educational systems. The paper illustrates how the US system can impact the need for access to education in a global context. The paper also points out that this will likely not happen, however, because of the the lack enthusiasm of the US university faculty for international collaboration.

The Challenge to Higher Education
Impact on Education
Knowledge as Product
Critical Issues

From the Paper:

"The world is dynamic and changing. The impact of information technology, from the fourteenth century printing press to twentieth century instant messaging, has changed, and is changing, patterns of communication, relationships and life. The ultimate effects that the scope and speed of societal change in the twenty-first century will have on higher education in the coming decades is yet unknown. Hans van Ginkel (2002), president of the International Association of Universities (IAU), believes globalization is not a new process. Van Ginkel says that the stimuli of distant cultures have always played an influential role in society. However, it is the scale and rapidity with which these influences impact the culture that set the contemporary stage, with the phenomena of information technology setting the direction for the prevailing wind of globalization."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Altbach, P. "Why Higher Education Is Not a Global Commodity,." The Chronicle of Higher Education. 11 May 2003, <> (13 October 2003).
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  • Black, J. (Ed.). Strategic Enrollment Management Revolution. Washington, DC:AACRAO , 2001.
  • Blumenstyk, G. (2003, June 27). Spanning the Globe: Higher Education Companies Take Their Turf Battles Overseas. The Chronicle of Higher Education. P. 21.
  • Gardner, E. (2003, October). Going Global. University Business. 30-32, 37-38.

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