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Educators From Many Countries Will Speak At Conference On "The University In The Era Of Globalization"

 

October 30, 2001-- WHO: International group of higher education experts

WHAT: Conference on globalization

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Newcomb Hall, University of Virginia

A group of leading scholars of higher education from around the world will be at the University of Virginia on Tuesday, Nov. 13, for a conference on the modern university in a 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 South Meeting Room and Commonwealth Room and is open to the University community and public. Participants will include scholars from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Finland, Mexico and Turkey as well as U.Va. and several other U.S. institutions.

Conference sessions will address three broad topics:

    • globalization, intellectual property and knowledge production at universities in different national contexts
    • the role of students in the emerging global university
    • the effect of globalization on university organization and governance

The conference, organized by Brian Pusser, U.Va. assistant professor of education, is sponsored by the Curry School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher Education, and Vice-Provost for International Affairs Office.

For more information on the participants and the schedule of events, please see the conference Web site at:

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/dept/edlf/he/internationalseminar/international.htm

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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