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American Universities in a Global Market / Charles T. Clotfelter.

Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2010]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (512 p.) : 72 line drawings, 85 tables
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Competition, International.
Education and globalization.
Education, Higher -- United States.
Education.
Universities and colleges -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In higher education, the United States is the preeminent global leader, dominating the list of the world's top research universities. But there are signs that America's position of global leadership will face challenges in the future, as it has in other realms of international competition. American Universities in a Global Market addresses the variety of issues crucial to understanding this preeminence and this challenge. The book examines the various factors that contributed to America's success in higher education, including openness to people and ideas, generous governmental support, and a tradition of decentralized friendly competition. It also explores the advantages of holding a dominant position in this marketplace and examines the current state of American higher education in a comparative context, placing particular emphasis on how market forces affect universities. By discussing the differences in quality among students and institutions around the world, this volume sheds light on the singular aspects of American higher education.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Relation of the Directors to the Work and Publications of the National Bureau of Economic Research
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Is the United States Losing Its Preeminence in Higher Education?
2. To Be or Not to Be
3. Coming to America
4. The Economics of University Science and the Role of Foreign Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
5. Universities as Firms
6. The Structure of European Higher Education in the Wake of the Bologna Reforms
7. The Americanization of European Higher Education and Research
8. Higher Education in China
9. Indian Higher Education
10. From Brain Drain to Brain Competition
11. What Does Global Expansion of Higher Education Mean for the United States?
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Clotfelter, Charles T., editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226110455
OCLC:
1135590165
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226110455 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.