Trends in global higher education: tracking an academic revolution: a report prepared for the UNESCO 2009 World Conference on Higher Education

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Author: Altbach, Philip G.; Reisberg, Liz; Rumbley, Laura E.

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UNESCO Division of Higher Education


This report examines the changes that have taken place since the 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, in particular the main engines of change and their impact on higher education. This trend report is intended to provide background analysis and to animate discussion at the 2009 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education. It examines the central issues and the contextual factors that have shaped higher education in the past decade, and presents prospects for the immediate future. Much of this report is concerned with the ways in which higher education has responded to the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Technology; Research; Quality; Globalisation; Higher education; Outcomes; Finance; Equity; Industry; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Trend; Future; Private sector; Access to education and training; Education industry relationship; Distance education

Published: Paris, France: UNESCO, 2009

Physical description: xxvii, 246 p.

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Date: 2009

Place: Paris, France

Statement of responsibility: Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Laura E. Rumbley

The executive summary may be found on the UNESCO website at:

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 97.803

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