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ERIC Number: EJ994255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-11
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
For U.S. Colleges in India, Great Possibilities, Thwarted Hopes
Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb 2013
American colleges have to be in India. After all, no other country in this century, save China, is likely to be as important geopolitically, financially, demographically, or culturally. Globally savvy students ought to study here. There are research opportunities for political scientists and public-health specialists, economists, and ethnomusicologists. And, simply put, India, where half of the 1.2-billion-and-growing population is under 30, needs help--building enough universities, wiring enough classrooms, and training enough teachers. American colleges seek to build campuses, partnerships, and research opportunities in India, but red tape, poor facilities, and other problems keep getting in the way. Opening Indian universities to international collaboration will continue to be a demanding chore, and preparing Americans to work here a challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; United States