Research & Publications
The Center engages in research and publication on topics of importance to scholars and practitioners working with issues and trends in international higher education. The themes featured in our research include the academic profession in global perspective, private higher education, trends in Asian higher education, African university development, global academic development, and others. The Center has a long list of published books, often released in collaboration with other publishers, highlighting our research.
The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession: The BRICs and the United States (February, 2013)
Edited by Philip Altbach, Gregory Androushchak, Yaroslav Kuzminov, Maria Yudkevich, and Liz Reisberg
The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession focuses on the all-important emerging BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) nations by analyzing the academic profession and particularly salaries and contracts. The professoriate is key to the success of any academic system, and this is the first book to carefully analyze academic systems and the academic profession.
The academic profession must be adequately paid, and appointments to academic jobs must be based on merit and provide an effective career path for the 'best and brightest' to be attracted to the profession. The BRICs show a variety of approaches to academic careers—and none provide globally competitive salaries. China and Russia, in particular, pay academics poorly. Using purchasing power parity, this book is able to accurately compare the actual purchasing power of the academic profession. The book also analyzes how professors are appointed and promoted. While the BRICs may be emerging global economic powers, their academic systems still face significant challenges.
Edited by Philip Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Maria Yudkevich, Gregory Androushchak, and Iván Pacheco
Paying the Professoriate is the first comparative analysis of global faculty salaries, remuneration, and terms of employment. Offering an in-depth international comparison of academic salaries in 28 countries across public, private, research, and non-research universities, chapter authors shed light on the conditions and expectations that shape the modern academic profession. The top researchers on the academic profession worldwide analyze common themes, trends, and the impact of these matters on academic quality and research productivity. In a world where higher education capacity is a key driver of national innovation and prosperity, and nations seek to fast-track their economic growth through expansion of higher education systems, policy makers and administrators increasingly seek answers about what actions they should be taking. Paying the Professoriate provides a much needed resource, illuminating the key issues and offering recommendations.
"Paying the Professoriate" in the News
New York Times
How Much Is a Professor Worth?
The Herald Tribune
Professors’ Salaries Are Graded on the Global Curve
University World News
Pay comparisons: Are you paid as much as other professionals?
Times Higher Education
Academic salaries no longer attract top talent, survey finds
Inside Higher Education
Faculty Pay, Around the World
The Global Ticker (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Canadian Professors Are Best Paid in the World—Again
The Star (Canada)
Why Canada’s professors are the best (best-paid, that is)
Canadian profs: the world's highest paid
Der Spiegel (Germany)
Portal Universidade (Brasil)
Canadá é o país que melhor paga professores universitários; Brasil é o 18º
Higher Education Development Association (HEDA) Blog (Norway)
Academic Compensation Around the World – It is not Just About the Salary
Nigerian professors among best paid in the world
La Republicca (Italy) - April 3, 2012, page 20
Università, prof italiani tra i più pagati “Ma quanto è difficile salire in cattedra”
Return On Academic Research (Italy)
Il paese di Bengodi. Come i docenti universitari sono tutti ricchi e non lo sanno
il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy)
Essere ricchi e non saperlo
Sueldos de profesores
Καλύτερα αμειβόμενοι οι Kαναδοί πανεπιστημιακοί
Local pay rates up with the best
The Hindu (India)
Give the professor a raise
Am Ende der Top Ten
ScienceGuide (the Netherlands)
Where the rich professors live…
NZZ Online (Switzerland)
Schweiz zahlt Uni-Professoren die höchsten Löhne
EL TIEMPO.com (Colombia)
Colombia, un país que paga bajos sueldos a sus profesores
Quanto vale um professor?