The 'brand name' research university goes global

Sidhu, Ravinder (2009) The 'brand name' research university goes global. Higher Education, 57 2: 125-140. doi:10.1007/s10734-008-9136-2

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Title The 'brand name' research university goes global
Journal name Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-1560
Publication date 2009-02-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10734-008-9136-2
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 57
Issue 2
Start page 125
End page 140
Total pages 16
Editor Grant Harman
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Subject 130103 Higher Education
Abstract This paper traces attempts by two ‘brand-name’ research universities to transnationalise: the US-based Johns Hopkins University, and the University of New South Wales from Australia. Both endeavours were located in, and supported by, Singapore, a city–state with knowledge economy aspirations. The paper explores the globalisation of the research university, and offers insights into the regimes of value that are being assembled in, and through knowledge economies. Both institutions examined in this study failed in their attempts ostensibly because of a lack of fit in goals and commitment. The paper also highlights the ethical issues that frame the globalizing rationalities of research-intensive universities and developmental states seeking competitive advantage in a neoliberalising environment. (c)Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
Keyword Knowledge economies
Transnational education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 10 April 2008

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