The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession

The BRICs and the United States

Editors: Altbach, P., Androushchak, G., Kuzminov, Y., Yudkevich, M., Reisberg, L. (Eds.)

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This is the first book to critically analyze the future of higher education systems in the four BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - and the USA, analyzing academic salaries, contracts and working conditions and how national policy will affect the academic profession in each context.

About the authors

Martin J. Finkelstein, Seton Hall University, USA Kevin W. Iglesias, Seton Hall University, USA N. Jayaram, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, India Ma Wanhua, Center for International Higher Education at Peking University, China Simon Schwartzman, Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Brazil Wen Jianbo, Central University of Finance and Economics, China

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"policymakers and ... those interested in global issues in higher education, including scholars in international and comparative higher education, will find a wealth of interesting facts and comparisons in this volume." - Higher Education


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Prospects for the BRICs: The New Academic Superpowers?

    Altbach, Philip G.

    Pages 1-27

  • Higher Education, the Academic Profession, and Economic Development in Brazil

    Schwartzman, Simon

    Pages 28-55

  • Changing Realities: Russian Higher Education and the Academic Profession

    Androushchak, Gregory (et al.)

    Pages 56-92

  • India: Streamlining the Academic Profession for a Knowledge Economy

    Jayaram, N.

    Pages 93-125

  • The Chinese Academic Profession: New Realities

    Ma, Wanhua (et al.)

    Pages 126-159

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession
Book Subtitle
The BRICs and the United States
Editors
  • P. Altbach
  • G. Androushchak
  • Y. Kuzminov
  • M. Yudkevich
  • L. Reisberg
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36979-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230369795
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36978-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35064-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-49361-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 206
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