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Title: World Universities and Cross-Border Higher Education
Contributor(s): Denman, Brian  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstract: World universities are degree-granting institutions that may be hosted by a country but not designed to share the host country's national or cultural character. Instead, they are intended to concentrate on scholarly themes of global relevance. In addition, there are entities within cross-border higher education which are institutions of higher education that have undergone the 'multinationalization' process. This process involves academic programs and/or institutions from one country which are offered in other countries (Altbach 2004: 3). The development of both types can be traced back to specific instances during periods of colonialization, but the majority proliferated only after the end of World War II. The intent of this presentation is to consider how current geographic, financial, and competitive factors may have affected the establishment of these specific kinds of universities and forms of cross-border higher education. A related study is described which considers the interplay of globalization and internationalization forces upon higher education and identifies a typology of multinationalization programs. It is anticipated that, ultimately, the over-all analysis will raise important issues for consideration by universities interested in developing global themes as well as offshore operations in other countries.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: International Conference on Committing Universities to Sustainable Development, Graz, Austria, 20th - 23rd April, 2005
Conference Details: International Conference on Committing Universities to Sustainable Development, Graz, Austria, 20th - 23rd April, 2005
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Conference on Committing Universities to Sustainable Development, p. 401-411
Publisher: Karl Franzens University Graz
Place of Publication: Graz, Austria
Field of Research (FOR): 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130103 Higher Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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