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The great brain race : how global universities are reshaping the world

Author: Ben Wildavsky
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Ben Wildavsky presents a popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education - and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Wildavsky
ISBN: 9780691146898 0691146896
OCLC Number: 466341393
Awards: Runner-up for PROSE Awards: Education 2010
Description: xiii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : What is global higher education--and why does it matter? --
The worldwide race for talent --
Branching out --
Wanted: world-class universities --
College rankings go global --
For-profits on the move --
Free trade in minds --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Ben Wildavsky.

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