Watch the webinar on higher education transformations in Eurasia

If you missed the webinar on higher education transformations in Eurasia that I participated in recently, fear not! The webinar is now available online and you can enjoy it (again, and again) at your leisure. Please go to https://fccdl.in/Hq5jfVQxo to watch the webinar. First to present is Dariya Platonova of the Higher School of Economics National Research …

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Call for papers – “Global Bolognaization”: Central Asian Encounters with the European Higher Education Area

Are you a Central Asia based academic or practitioner with direct experience of the Bologna Process/European Higher Education Area? If so, we want to hear from you! I am co-Chair of a proposal for a roundtable at the European Consortium of Political Researchers (ECPR) General Conference, which will be held in August 2018 in Hamburg, …

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ESCAS-CESS 2017 Conference report

The first joint conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) and the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) was, it is fair to say, a roaring success. Held at the stunning new purpose-built campus of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, ESCAS-CESS was the largest international conference of Central Eurasian …

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New article published: The policy challenges of creating a world-class university outside the global ‘core’

I'm pleased to share the publication of my latest journal article. Out online in the European Journal of Higher Education now (and in print in June), my article is called The policy challenges of creating a world-class university outside the global 'core' and takes a fresh look at the now commonplace idea of the world-class university. I used …

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