Higher Education

, Volume 66, Issue 6, pp 777–779 | Cite as

Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Maria Dobryakova, Rafiq Dossani, Isak Froumin, Katherine Kuhns, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, Rong Wang: University expansion in a changing global economy: triumph of the BRICs?

Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2013, 404 pp., Hardcover $60.00, ISBN: 9780804786010
  • Ararat L. OsipianEmail author
Book Review

The book starts with the rather surprising opening statement that by mid-century, four largest developing economies, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China, “are likely to be economic powerhouses” (p. 1). The authors might be unaware that China, India and Russia are already world’s second, third, and fifth largest economies, respectively. Moreover, China will become the world’s largest economy in a matter of just a few years. In order to make their statement, the authors refer to O’Neil publication of 2001, while they could certainly find a more recent source of reference. But surprise does not end there, for Russia as a developing nation sounds a bit unusual, especially when it comes to higher education, and even more so, science and engineering education, which is in the special focus in this study. An astounding success in space explorations, including Sputnik, and a largest nuclear arsenal in the world speak for themselves. The list of achievements is endless, and many of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Peabody College of EducationVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.KramatorskUkraine

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