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Philip G. Altbach

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St Petersburg Polytechnic University: Interview with Philip Altbach

Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 2014

(Credit: St Petersburg PolytechnicUniversity)


MOOCs in the Developing World: Democratization of knowledge or academic hype?

Link to the video.

A panel sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and the United Nations Academic Impact.

Moderator: 
Ben Wildavsky (director, higher education studeies, Rockfeller Institute of Government)
Panelists: Anant Agarwal (CEO of edX)
  Philip G. Altbach (Director of the Center for International Higher
Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College)
  Sita Sataraman (Senior vice president of the Ritnand Balved Educational Foundation)

New York, United States, June 2014

(Credit: United Nations)


 

SRHE conference: Interview with Philip Altbach

Wales, United Kingdom, December 2013

(Credit: Society for Research into Higher Education)


 

International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education: Interview of the month with Philip Altbach

Riyadh, April 2013

(Credit: RCYCI Media Center)


 

Global Trends in Higher Education: the Impact of Massification and the Global Knowledge Economy

 

In this video interview, Philip G. Altbach, discusses the global trends in higher education.

Bonn, Germany

July, 2013

(Credit: GATE Germany)

 



Book Launch: The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World-Class Research Universities

Chair: Elizabeth King (Director, Education, Human Development Network, World Bank)
Moderator: Phil Hay (Communications Advisor, Human Development Network, World Bank)
Discussants: Shamsh Kassim Lakha
Founding President
Aga Khan University
Patti Peterson
Sr. Advisor, American Council on Education
Editors: Philip G. Altbach
J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor; Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College
Jamil Salmi
Tertiary Education Coordinator, World Bank

Oct 5, 2011

(Credit: World Bank)

 


Global Education Insights: An Interview with Philip Altbach

In this podcast, managing director Edwin Eisendrath and Philip Altbach, Director of The Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), discuss where the activity is in international higher education. They explore how institutions around the world will education more than 200 million students by the end of the decade, offering insights into what lies ahead, including:

  • The Middle East, China and India, and the unique challenges and opportunities in the development of each region’s higher education system
  • The “massification” of higher education and its impact on education and economies in the U.S. and abroad
  • The important work the CIHE has accomplished in its 18-year history

August 2011

(Credit: Huron Consulting Group)


 

 

Russian Universities: Building Reputation

 

 

Philip Altbach is featured on the television program Spotlight on station RT. Russia has been trying to improve the image of its higher education system in the world. Particularly, it started to question the efficiency of the most used university ranking systems, finding some of them rather subjective. Are these claims justified and why not invent the rating that would suit all?

November, 2010

(Credit: RT)

 


 

On The Strengths of the U.S. Education System

 

 

In this video interview, Philip G. Altbach, discusses the strengths of the U.S. education system.

Brussels, Belgium

October, 2010

(Credit: Fulbright Commission Belgium)

 


 

"Leadership for Higher Education": Book discussion

 

 

Discussion with Philip G. Altbach about his book "Leadership for Higher Education."

Brussels, Belgium

October, 2010

(Credit: Fulbright Commission Belgium)

 


 

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on International Higher Education

 

 

In this video interview, Philip G. Altbach discusses the impact of the financial crisis on international higher education.

Brussels, Belgium

October, 2010

(Credit: Fulbright Commission Belgium)

 


 

Rankings in Education: Strengths and Weaknesses

 

 

In this video, Philip G. Altbach discusses the strengths and weaknesses of rankings in the education system.

Brussels, Belgium

October, 2010

(Credit: Fulbright Commission Belgium)

 


 

Challenges for Developing Countries in Higher Education

 

 

Excerpt of a book discussion on International Higher Education: What are the Challenges for Developing Countries in Higher Education? How Can the U.S. be a Better Leader?

Brussels, Belgium

October, 2010

(Credit: Fulbright Commission Belgium)

 


 

The Fulbright Program

 

 

In this video Philip G. Altbach talks about the Fulbright program.

Brussels, Belgium

October, 2010

(Credit: Fulbright Commission Belgium)

 


 

Role of Agents in Higher Education

 

 

In this video interview, Philip G. Altbach, Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, discusses the role of agents in international higher education.

Brussels, Belgium

October, 2010

(Credit: Fulbright Commission Belgium)

 


 

Pardee House Seminar: Massification and the Future of Universities Worldwide

 

 

In this clip Dr. Philip Altbach discusses the global impact of "massification" or the growing educated population. Dr. Altbach was featured in the Pardee House Seminar, "Future Roles of Universities Worldwide: Moving Beyond the Ivory Tower?" on January 24, 2012.

(Credit: Boston University)

 


 

Pardee House Seminar: The Future of Liberal Arts vs Career Oriented Education

 

 

Dr. Phil Altbach answers a question about the tension between career oriented schools and the liberal arts. Dr. Altbach was featured in the Pardee House Seminar, "Future Roles of Universities Worldwide: Moving Beyond the Ivory Tower?" January 24, 2012.

(Credit: Boston University)

 


 

Going Global 3 - Global Research - Expanding Ambitions

 

 

Around the globe, governments and institutions aspire to be world class. Governments understand the potential of research institutions to create knowledge networks and to attract inward investment from knowledge intensive industries, and consequentially their ambitions continue to grow. But how realistic are world class ambitions for most countries? What are the challenges and constraints they face? Who should pay for the significant cost of entry as well as the ongoing investment costs required to resource world class institutions? 

Governments currently invest the most, with industry contributing only modestly for applied research, and it is unlikely that this balance will change. Because of the nature of funding, research is largely determined by national agencies and governed by national interests. But the purpose of research institutions is for public good, and these issues provide major barriers to global research networks operating to their full potential. Featuring Professor Philip G Altbach, Professor and Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA; Professor Pingzhi Fan, Vice President, Southwest Jiaotong University, China; Dr Sohail Naqvi, Executive Director, Higher Education Commisson, Pakistan; Dr Sophie Laurie, Head, International Research, Research Councils, UK (2008)

(Credit: The British Council)