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Title Accelerated universities : ideas and money combine to build academic excellence / edited by Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Jamil Salmi, and Isak Froumin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Sense, [2018]
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Series Global perspectives on higher education ; volume 40
Global perspectives on higher education ; volume 40
Contents The art of starting a new university : lessons of experience / Jamil Salmi, Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg and Isak Froumin -- From technical school to world-class polytechnic : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne / Gerard Escher -- Building and sustaining academic excellence : the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / Tony F. Chan -- Innovation and the development of human resources in the Gulf : Masdar Institute of Science and Technology / Fred Moavenzadeh -- A world-class experiment in Kazakhstan : Nazarbayev University / Shigeo Katsu and Aray Saniyazova -- Olin College of Engineering : reinventing engineering education in the United States / Richard K. Miller with Ann-Marie Dorning -- Building a new academic institution: the Singapore University of Technology and Design / Thomas L. Magnanti -- Building Skoltech : a university for economic development / Edward Crawley -- The University of Luxembourg : a national excellence initiative / Franck Leprevost -- Establishing a world-class university from scratch : an initiator's perspective / Artemy Morozov and Pavel Shchedrovitskiy
Summary "During the past several decades, several "highly-resourced, accelerated research universities" have been established around the world to pursue--and achieve--academic and research excellence. These institutions are entirely new, not existing universities that were reconfigured. Accelerated Universities provides case studies of eight such universities and highlights the lessons to be learned from these examples. Each of the cases is written by someone involved with leadership at the early developmental stages of each university, and provides insights that only senior executives can illustrate. Accelerated Universities shows that visionary leadership and generous funding combined with innovative ideas can yield impressive results in a short time. Universities aspiring to recognition among the top tier of global institutions will find this book indispensable"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- Cross-cultural studies.
Research institutes -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- Finance -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Altbach, Philip G., editor
Froumin, Isak D., editor
Reisberg, Liz, editor
Salmi, Jamil, editor
LC no. 2018030872
ISBN 9004366105
9789004366107 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)