Consortia : International Networking Alliances of Universities
Throughout the 1990s existing international higher education networks, including the International Association of Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, were joined by a new wave of smaller, more homogeneous groupings of universities, known as global consortia. Emeritus Professor David Teather and other leading experts in the field of higher education evaluate these new alliances. Where do they fit in modern academia, and how effective are they? Do they really provide a competitive edge in the core university businesses of teaching, research and service?
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 152.4 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 408.24g
- 01 Sep 2005
- Melbourne University Press
- The Miegunyah Press
- Carlton, Australia
"'The volatile international environment for higher education is causing university leaders all over the world to seek the counsel of their peers, through networks and associations of all kinds. Some of these groupings work and some fail. David Teather's absorbing survey provides necessary guidance to those who know that they should get involved but aren't sure how best to do it.' Professor Don Aitkin, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Canberra; 'University education is becoming a global business. Where airlines and other global businesses have gone, universities will follow. This excellent collection of essays explores the extent, operation and potential of a phenomenon - the international consortium or alliance of universities - which will help to shape the sector for years to come.' Professor Bryan Gould, Vice-Chancellor, University of Waikato"
About David Teather
David Teather is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New England. He has been Dean of Education, Health and Professional Studies at the University of New England, and Dean of Social Sciences and Special Assistant to the President, Hong Kong Baptist University. His recent books include Higher Education in a Post-Binary Era and China in Transition: Issues and Policies.