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Jorge Balan launches book about Latin America higher education institutions in the knowledge economy

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Jorge Balan, member of the Form and Forces network, has recently edited Latin Americas New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collaboration. This is the seventh in the Global Education Research Reports series jointly published by the Institute for International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation. Previous books have examined higher education initiatives and exchanges in …

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Thoko Mayekiso

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Professor Thoko Mayekiso  is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor:  Research and Engagement at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) with effect from 1 May 2009.   She obtained her BA, BA Honours and MA in Psychology from the University of Fort Hare. She then obtained a D Phil (Cum laude) from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. She is registered as a …

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Armando Alcantara

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Dr.  Armando Alcantara is Professor of Higher Education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in the Institute for University and Education Studies, and Research Fellow at Mexico’s National System of Researchers (level I). He is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Science. He earned a B. A. in Psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico …

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Sandra Elman

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Sandra Elman is the President of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in Redmond, Washington. From 2003-2006, Dr. Elman served as Chair of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (CRAC) that is comprised of the directors and chairs of the seven regional accrediting commissions. Prior to assuming the position of the President of NWCCU in 1996, Dr. Elman …

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Min, LI

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Min, LI is a Researcher Fellow in the Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE) at the Hiroshima University, Japan.  From 1999 to 2002, she served as a lecturer at the Department of Japanese, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. She earned her BA at Beijing Foreign Studies University, China and her PhD at Ochanomizu University, Japan. Her doctorate research is about job-seeking …

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Christian Schneijderberg

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Christian Schneijderberg is researcher at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel) at the University of Kassel in Germany. He directs the research unit “Innovation and Transfer” at INCHER-Kassel. His areas of specialisation include higher education research, transfer and innovation studies, transfer of knowledge and technology, higher education professionals, university as organisation, doctoral education and training, academic careers and …

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Barbara Kehm

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Dr. Barbara M. Kehm studied German Literature, History and Philosophy at Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) where she was also awarded her doctoral degree in German Literature in 1989. From 1986 to 1989 she worked as a lecturer at the School of European Studies of the University of Sussex in Brighton, U.K. In 1990 she started work as a postdoc researcher …

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Hans Kristjan Gudmundsson

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Dr. Hans Kristjan Gudmundsson, is since 2008 Dean of the School of Business and Science at the University of Akureyri. He is a physicist with a doctoral degree in Solid State Physics (TechnD) from KTH, Stockholm, 1982. After research, teaching and administrative careers at KTH, the University of Iceland and the Iceland Technology Institute, IceTec, Hans Kristjan Gudmundsson served as scientific counselor with the …

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Helena Sebkova

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Dr. Helena Sebkova is the director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies (public research institution dealing primarily with applied research in higher/tertiary education) in Prague from 1991. The main areas of her interest and research work focus on quality assurance and quality culture, internationalization with respect to the Bologna process and its priorities, higher education management and governance, respectively, collaboration …

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Louis Maheu

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Louis Maheu is the former Dean and Vice-principal for Graduate Studies of the University of Montreal.  He holds a PhD in sociology from the University Paris-Sorbonne. He published extensively, more than 100 books and articles, on social movements, social classes, scientific organizations and communities, graduate studies and universities. Dr. Maheu served on and chaired many committees regarding research, higher education and …

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