Globalization's Muse: Universities and Higher Education Systems in a Changing World


Universities have become a widely recognized route to full participation in the knowledge society. They serve as an unparalleled source of knowledge production, a foundation for modern science, an unequaled generator of talent, and a nearly required path for socioeconomic mobility. But how do we build, nurture, and sustain these crucial institutions? Globalization's Muse helps to answer those questions, informing both policymakers and educators of the profound efforts by governments and institutions, and reminding both groups that in this complex and evolving environment, the United States is no longer the clear leader.

C. Judson King
Iriwn Feller
Publication date: 
October 1, 2009
Publication type: 
UC History & Higher Education