Globalisation, Commercialisation, Managerialism and Internationalisation: Challenges for Higher Education in the Developing World

By Richard Braddock, Patrick Mahony and Paul Arthur Taylor.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The paper considers the impact which the pressure to commercialise higher education is having on university systems in undeveloped and developing countries.

Keywords: Globalisation, Undeveloped and Developing Economies, University Commercialization, Traditional Educational Values, Internationalization, Brain Drain/Brain Gain

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp.61-68. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 914.437KB).

Prof. Richard Braddock

I am an interdisciplinary economist, Secretary-General of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Higher Education Research Network, and manage Macquarie University’s Internationalisation Forum. I have taught in programs on University Management and am currently conducting research into Higher Education Policy and Internationalisation issues globally. I have previously presented on Education issues at The Learning Conference (London), and at many other conferences. Last year (2005) I was a keynote speaker (on the impacts of the WTO on institutions of higher education) at the FESI conference in Veracruz, Mexico and also gave an invited keynote address to the International Trade in Educational Services Forum in Shanghai. In 2004 I gave an invited paper entitled “Diversity under Challenge” to the International Association of Universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have published in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and The International Journal of Learning.

Patrick Mahony

I am a Politics and Law Student at Macquarie University and am now in a research position in Macquarie University’s Asia Pacific Research Institute.

Dr. Paul Arthur Taylor

I taught philosophy for 25 years at Cape Town University and am now in a research position in Macquarie University’s International Office.

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