ERIC Number: ED477775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
The GATS and Higher Education in Canada: An Update on Canada's Position and Implications for Canadian Universities.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
This paper presents an overview of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) trade agreement, Canada's current negotiating position, and implications for higher education in Canada related to the GATS. The first section highlights the key contributions that Canada's higher education system currently makes to national economic, social, and cultural development. The second section examines the three major forces shaping global trade in education services. The third section provides background information on the GATS and explains the key elements of this complex agreement. The fourth section addresses the status of the negotiating process and key issues related to Canada's position on education services. The fifth section highlights some areas of concern with respect to the potential impact of the GATS on higher education in Canada, and outlines some possible scenarios and outcomes for Canadian universities. The final section looks at how commitments in other service sectors such as research and development services, professional services, and computer and related services could have implications for Canadian universities. This discussion on higher education and the GATS takes both short-term and long-term perspectives with respect to the impact of GATS on Canadian higher education. (Contains 47 footnotes.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: General Agreement on Trade in Services