Conference, Nov. 13, to examine
globalizing the modern university
is changing the modern university in many ways, bringing up new
challenges and imperatives that a group of leading scholars of
higher education from around the world will discuss in a conference
at U.Va. Nov. 13.
from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Finland, Mexico and Turkey
will join faculty and students from U.Va. and several other U.S.
institutions, looking at the role of higher education in preparing
students for the global society.
conference, titled The University in the Era of Globalization:
Cross-National Perspectives, will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. in Newcomb Halls South Meeting Room and Commonwealth
Room, and is open to the University community and public.
2020 Planning Commission on International Activities, the
University has become more involved in international issues related
to education, noted Brian Pusser, an assistant professor in the
Curry School of Education who organized the conference. Increasing
the number of collaborative projects and international exchanges
brings up issues that the conference aims to address, such as
globalization, intellectual property and knowledge production
at universities in different national contexts; the role of students
in the emerging global university; and the effect of globalization
upon university organization and governance.
meeting is sponsored by the Curry
School, the Center for the Study of Higher Education and the
Vice Provost for International Affairs Office.
information, see the conference Web site at http://curry.edschool.