Understanding Global Higher Education

Insights from Key Global Publications

  • Georgiana Mihut
  • Philip G. Altbach
  • Hans de Wit

Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Access and Equity in Higher Education

  3. Diversification, Rankings, and Stratification

  4. Financing Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-59
    2. Patrício Langa, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Jens Jungblut, Nico Cloete
      Pages 61-66
    3. Agnete Vabø, Jannecke Wiers-Jenssen
      Pages 67-69
    4. Ariane de Gayardon, Andrés Bernasconi
      Pages 77-79
  5. Higher Education, the State, and the Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-87
    2. Julien Jacqmin, Mathieu Lefebvre
      Pages 89-90
    3. Rebecca Schendel, Tristan Mccowan, Moses Oketch
      Pages 91-93
  6. Higher Education in a World of Threats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-110
    2. Hans De Wit, Philip G. Altbach
      Pages 115-117
    3. Terje Mørland, Stig Arne Skjerven
      Pages 119-121
  7. Information and Communications Technology and Distance Education

  8. Reflections on Higher Education and its Mission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-181
    2. Patti Mcgill Peterson
      Pages 187-188
    3. Elaine Unterhalter
      Pages 189-191
    4. Eric Fredua-Kwarteng
      Pages 193-197

About this book


This volume brings together selected articles published in University World News (UWN) and International Higher Education (IHE) between 2011 and 2016. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners alike further the development of higher education as a field of study through public and ongoing conversations. It is news, analysis, and commentary publications like UWN and IHE that facilitate this dialogue and keep pace with the most up-to-date developments in the field. Together, the articles included in this volume—alongside the section introductions—offer a rich and relevant picture of the dynamic state of higher education globally. While both publications are freely available online, this book provides a thematically coherent selection of articles, offering an accessible and analytic perspective on the pressing concerns of contemporary higher education.


higher education global trends University World News International Higher Education research and practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Georgiana Mihut
    • 1
  • Philip G. Altbach
    • 2
  • Hans de Wit
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeUSA
  3. 3.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeUSA

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