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Philip G. Altbach


"Why do Indians want to study abroad?", The Hindu (Sept 4. 2014) [link]

"A Priceless Chart for Deep Waters", The Hindu (Aug 18. 2014) [link]

"Forget the rankings - India must focus on the quality of its higher education", The Indian Express (April 10. 2014) [link]

"Bright, young and mobile things", with David Engberg, New Statesman in association with the British Council (March 21-27. 2014) [link]

"India is world-class nation without world-class varsities: Philip G Altbach", Business Standard (Dec 24. 2013) [link]

"MOOCs as Neocolonialism: Who Controls Knowledge?", The Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec 4. 2013) [link]

"Los misterios de los rankings", El Mercurio (Nov 28. 2013) [link]

"Getting the IITs back on top", THE Hindu (Oct 22. 2013) [link]

"Branch campuses in UAE come with bogey of western culture", (Sept 18. 2013) [link]

"International branch campuses’ key role in the UAE", The National (Sept 18. 2013) [link]

“The Num6ers Game (The Numbers Game)", IB World (2012), pp.10-13. [link to download]

(with Qi Wang) “Can China Keep Rising?,” Scientific American (October 3, 2012), pp. 46-47. [link to download]

“Shutting Down Schools for Scandal,” The Hindu (August 11, 2012). [link to download]

“Right Concept, Wrong Place,” The Hindu (July 5, 2012). [link to download]

(with Jamil Salmi) “Sage Advice,” Times Higher Education (February 16, 2012), pp. 40-43. [link to download]

“Temples and World-Class Universities,” The Hindu (July 20, 2011). [link to download]

“Reforming Higher Education in the Middle East” The Hindu (May 26, 2011), p. 10.  (Also appeared in University World News)

“Money is the Least of their Worries,” Times Higher Education (May 19, 2011), p. 19.

(with Liz Reisberg) “Ditch the School Recruiters,” Japan Times (May 13, 2011), p. 14.

(wtth Liz Reisberg) “Third-party Recruiters: Essential Dilemmas,”  The Hindu (February 12, 2011)  (Chennai, India).

(With Vanessa Fong) “Let's Not Worry Too Much about Shanghai,” The Hindu (December 16, 2010), p. 12.

“Training  University Administrators: Should Management Schools Do It?” The Hindu (December 8, 2010), p. 10.

(with N. Jayram) “Can India Garner the Demographic Dividend,” The Hindu (Chennai, India) (December 1, 2010),  p. 17.

“Trouble with Numbers,” Times Higher Education (September 22, 2010), pp. 48-50.

(with Eldro Mathews) “Dilemmas of Equality in Educaiton,” The Hindu (September 2, 2010), -. 10.

“Grand Plan or Mission Impossible?” Times Higher Education (August 4, 2010), p. 17.

“Emerging Signs of Maturity,” Times Higher Education (June 24, 2010), p. 17.

“Enter the dragons? Not so fast,” Times Higher Education (June 17, 2010), pp. 36-37. [link to download]

“Something New Under the Sun,” Times Higher Education (March 5, 2010), p. 15

“India’s Open Door to Foreign Universities,” The Hindu (April 7, 2010) (Chennai, India), p. 20.

“Global Revolution,” Times Higher Education (November 25, 2009), p. 33-34.

“Is the Open Door in Higher Education Desirable?” The Hindu (June 2, 2009), (Chennai, India) p. 11.

“It’s the Faculty, Stupid,” Times Higher Education, (London) (April 30, 2009, pp. 41-42..  (also published in Chinese in Jiefang Daily (April 28, 2009), p. 8.

“One-third of the Globe: The Future of Higher Education in China and India,” Prospects (2009), pp. 15-27.

“Towards Creation of World Class Universities” The Hindu (New Delhi) (October 23, 2008).

“Dangerous Neglect of the Humanities,” Education World (Balgalore, India) (September 2008), p. 32

Philip Altbach, "Beware of the Trojan Horse," The Hindu, July 16, 2008.

Philip Altbach, "Soft Sciences Faculties Essential to the Fabric of a Good University," South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), June 21, 2008.

Philip Altbach, "Hidden Cost of Open Access," Times Higher Education (London), June 5, 2008. [link to download]

Philip Altbach "Chinese Varsities Forging Ahead," Education World (Bangalore, India) (May 2008).

Philip Altbach, "The Subprime Market and International Higher Education," CAUT Bulletin (Canadian Association of University Teachers, Ottawa), April, 2008.

Philip G. Altbach, "The 'Global Market' Bubble," Times Higher Education (February 14, 2008).

Philip Altbach, "Cross Border Collaboration Realities," Education World (Bangalore, India), January, 2008.

Philip G. Altbach, "Vedanta University: a flawed pipe dream," The Hindu (August 29, 2007). (Chenai, India) (August 29, 2007). P. 16.

Philip G. Altbach, "China's Higher Education in an Open-Door Era," International Educator 16 (July-August 2007), pp. 15-19.

Philip G. Altbach, “Fast Track India’s Achilles Heel,” Education World (Bangalore) (July 2007), p. 22.

Philip G. Altbach and Gerard Postiglione, "Pendulum has swung too far to state authority," South China Morning Post (March, 2007).

Philip G. Altbach, "Intelligent Asia," Far Eastern Economic Review (January/February, 2007), pp. 53-57.

Philip G. Altbach, "What's in a Name?," Academe (January-February, 2006): 48-49.

Philip G. Altbach, "Higher Education in India," The Hindu (April 12, 2005),

N. Jayaram and Philip G. Altbach, "Confucius and the Guru: The Changing Status of the Academic Profession in China and India." Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, 20 (4), 2006: 395-410.