ERIC Number: EJ869838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Peripheries and Centers: Research Universities in Developing Countries
Altbach, Philip G.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v10 n1 p15-27 Mar 2009
The research university is a central institution of the twenty-first century--providing access to global science, producing basic and applied research, and educating leaders of the academe and society. Worldwide, there are very few research universities--they are expensive to develop and support, and the pressures of massification have placed priorities elsewhere. For developing countries, research universities are especially rare, and yet they are especially important as key ingredients for economic and social progress. This article argues for the importance of research universities in developing and middle-income countries and points out some of the challenges that such institutions face.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Social Change, College Role, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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