How World-Class Universities Affect Global Higher Education

Influences and Responses

  • Ying Cheng
  • Qi Wang
  • Nian Cai Liu

Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Ying Cheng, Qi Wang, Nian Cai Liu
      Pages 1-10
  2. National and Regional Reflections on Excellence Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Michel Rocard
      Pages 13-24
    3. Jiani Zhu
      Pages 31-46
    4. Isak Froumin, Alexander Povalko
      Pages 47-63
    5. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Angela Yung Chi Hou
      Pages 85-101
  3. Opportunities and Challenges of Developing Excellence Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Marijk Van Der Wende
      Pages 137-151
    3. Andrés Bernasconi
      Pages 153-161
    4. Gerard A. Postiglione
      Pages 163-175
    5. Kathryn Mohrman
      Pages 177-191
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 193-203

About this book


World-class universities, commonly recognized as global research universities or flagship universities, are cornerstone institutions embedded in any academic system and play an important role in developing a nation’s competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. The development of world-class universities is high on the policy agenda of various stakeholders across the globe. In the past few years, an increasing number of nations, regions and higher education institutions in both developed and developing countries have joined the same race for academic excellence and have adopted a range of development strategies and implemented various reforms.
From a comparative perspective, How World-Class Universities Affect Global Higher Education intends to provide an in-depth picture of excellence initiatives and relevant policies adopted in various nations and regions, and to reflect opportunities and challenges of developing excellence.


World-Class Universities challenges excellence initiatives global higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Ying Cheng
    • 1
  • Qi Wang
    • 2
  • Nian Cai Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R.China
  2. 2.Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R.China
  3. 3.Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R.China

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