Building a world-class university

How do you build a world-class research university from scratch? A new book The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World-Class Research Universities examines the recent experience of 11 universities in 9 countries on 4 continents that have grappled with the challenges of building successful research institutions under difficult circumstances. The book, co-edited by Boston College Lynch School of Education Monan Professor Philip G. Altbach, will be officially launched at a Washington DC event on Oct. 5.  According to the publisher, this book will be essential reading for governments, tertiary education leaders, employers, and citizens considering reforms and innovations to improve their country’s position in the global scene. The book launch — which will feature Professor Altbach and his co-editor Jamil Salmi, Tertiary Education Coordinator, Human Development Network-Education, World Bank — will take place from 12:30-2:00 pm at the World Bank ‘I’ Building (1850 Eye St. N.W.). Check out the live webcast: www.worldbank.org/education
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