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University Expansion in a Changing Global EconomyTriumph of the BRICs?$
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Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, and Maria Dobryakova

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786010

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.001.0001

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What Do BRIC Higher Education Strategies Imply for the Future?

What Do BRIC Higher Education Strategies Imply for the Future?

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(p.295) 9 What Do BRIC Higher Education Strategies Imply for the Future?
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University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy
Author(s):

Martin Carnoy

Prashant Loyalka

Maria Dobryakova

Rafiq Dossani

Isak Froumin

Katherine Kuhns

Jandhyala B. G. Tilak

Rong Wang

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.003.0009

The chapter summarizes the findings of the book on the five major questions posed by the state centered model developed in the first chapter. What were the forces driving the BRIC states to expand their higher education systems, and how did they respond to those forces to shape the expansion? How effectively have BRIC states resolved the issue of raising university quality while pursuing other economic/political goals of expanding access to higher education and developing greater class equity in access? What is the quality of computer science and electrical engineering education and graduates in the BRIC countries compared to the United States and other developed economies? What is the revealed capacity of each of BRIC states to transform their universities into 21st century institutions? What are the implications of these findings for the future role of the BRICs as centers of innovation and production in the global knowledge economy?

Keywords:   income distribution, higher education, rates of return, quality of education, affirmative action, fiscal policy, distribution of public spending

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