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Golden Jubilee Lecture
Wednesday, 7th November 2012 at 5 pm
Golden Jubilee Lecture
The Challenge of the BRICs: Higher Education and Development in Brazil, Russia, India and China
Speaker: Prof. Philip G. Altbach, Monan University Professor, Director, Center for International Higher Education, USA
Chair: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan
Venue: Auditorium
Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He was the 2004-2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program.
Dr Altbach is chairperson of the International Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Education at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a Guest Professor at the Institute of Higher Education at Peking University.
His books include Turmoil and Transition: The International Imperative in Higher Education, Comparative Higher Education, Student Politics in America, and, most recently, World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America. He was co-editor of The International Handbook of Higher Education.
Dr. Altbach has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, the Institut de Sciences Politique in Paris, and at the University of Bombay. He was a Fulbright scholar in India, Malaysia and Singapore. He has had awards from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the German Academic Exchange Service, has been Onwell Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and a senior scholar of the Taiwan Government.

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