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Liberal Arts & Sciences Innovation in China: Six Recommendations to Shape the Future 

This issue is a collaboration between CIHE and Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint venture of Duke University and Wuhan University. It is written by Kara Godwin, CIHE Research Fellow, and Noah Pickus, Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs and Faculty Development at Duke Kunshan University and Associate Provost at Duke University.

This Perspective addresses the obstacles and opportunities for innovative liberal arts and sciences initiatives in China by providing six key recommendations for the future. It builds on a meeting from June 2017 when twenty-six university leaders and scholars met at DKU to assess the significant growth in new liberal arts and sciences practices that are emerging as key factors in China’s educational landscape. An appendix also includes four background papers from that meeting.

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Understanding Global Higher Education

Understanding Higher Education Internationalization: Insights from Key Global Publications

This volume brings together selected articles focused on higher education internationalization published in University World News (UWN) and International Higher Education (IHE) between 2011 and 2016.

Tertiary Education Imperative

The Tertiary Education Imperative Knowledge, Skills and Values for Development

This book explores the crucial role played by tertiary education towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop that tertiary education finds itself at a crossroad today, as national systems are pulled in several directions by a combination of factors—crisis factors, rupture factors, and stimulation factors—bringing about both opportunities and challenges.

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The Boston College Center for International Higher Education, Year in Review, 2016-2017

CIHE Perspectives 6 presents a collection of articles – new or recently published – from the Center’s graduate students, research fellows, visiting scholars and faculty.

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The Global Academic Rankings Game

A much-needed perspective on how countries and universities react to academic ranking.

The World View

A blog from the Center for International Higher Education

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