Today at CESS 2018: Roundtable on Central Asian Encounters with the European Higher Education Area

If you should find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, today - October 27, 2018 - please join us at the Central Eurasian Studies Society's 2018 Annual Conference for our roundable on Global Bolognaization: Central Asian Encounters with the European Higher Education Area. Followers of my blog may remember the call for proposals that co-convenor Aliya Akatayeva …

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New post on Europe of Knowledge blog on world-class universities

We live in an era of intense and growing international connections, but also in a world of significant positional differences between localities, states and regions. In this context, how can the idea of the world-class university be used by states to survive and succeed? What does this idea look like in states that are outside …

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Challenges in contemporary higher education in Kyrgyzstan – article coming soon

I'm pleased to report that my article 'Challenges in contemporary higher education in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia' has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education! The article builds on the interviews I undertook in summer 2014 with senior university managers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, thanks to funding from the Joan Balchin Memorial …

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