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Paths to a World-Class University Nian Cai Liu

Paths to a World-Class University

Nian Cai Liu

Published November 23rd 2010
ISBN : 9789460913532
Paperback
314 pages
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Within higher education, world-class universities are regarded as elite research universities and play a critical role in developing human resources and generating new knowledge in the context of a knowledge-based economy. Governments around theMoreWithin higher education, world-class universities are regarded as elite research universities and play a critical role in developing human resources and generating new knowledge in the context of a knowledge-based economy. Governments around the world have made the operation of their universities at the cutting edge of intellectual and scientific development their policy priority- and top universities make every effort to compete at this global stage. Paths to A World-Class University provides insights into recent and ongoing experiences of building world-class universities, both at a national level and at an institutional level. It collects fifteen essays, most of which originated from papers presented at The Third International Conference on World-Class Universities, held in November 2009 in Shanghai, China, and organised by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Divided into two parts, the book: - focuses on the role of world-class universities in national systems- and - looks at institutional experiences and lessons in building world-class universities. This book not only represents a contribution to the ongoing discussion on the topic of building world-class universities, but can be seen a continuation of the previous two volumes on this topic - World-Class Universities and Ranking: Aiming beyond Status and The World-Class University as Part of a New Higher Education Paradigm: From Institutional Qualities to Systemic Excellence. All three books will be useful reading for students and academics in higher education generally, in addition to policy makers and informed practitioners.