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Conference, Nov. 13, to examine globalizing the modern university

Globalization 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.

Participants 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.

The 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 Hall’s South Meeting Room and Commonwealth Room, and is open to the University community and public.

With U.Va.’s Virginia 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.

The meeting is sponsored by the Curry School, the Center for the Study of Higher Education and the Vice Provost for International Affair’s Office.

For information, see the conference Web site at http://curry.edschool.


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