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Global Challenges
Issue no. 14 | November 2023
The Future of Universities
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Global Challenges
Issue no. 14 | November 2023
The Future of Universities

Neoliberal globalisation has not only transformed the role of the state; it has also shaken up the internal “DNA” of education policies, from schools to universities. New technologies have paved the way for new forms of transmitting knowledge; calls to decolonise curricula are growing louder; in the South, many countries face the challenge of financing public education policies in an era of new public management, while the model and transfer of these policies have become a key problem, compounded by the exclusion of historically marginalised populations and the advance of private and religious players. Against this backdrop of criticism of the public education model, the present Dossier seeks to better apprehend what could be done to restore the purpose and meaning of education and universities.

Articles for this issue

The Future of Universities
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    Universities in the 21st Century: A Changing Global Landscape

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    Futures of Higher Education and the Recovery of Purpose

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    Reimagining Education in the Knowledge Society

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    Education Policies: Foundational Research beyond Agenda Setting

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    AI in Education and Research: Towards a More Ethical Engagement

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    Data Assets and the Future Governance of Higher Education

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    Higher Education, Decolonisation and the Global South

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    University and Migration: New Directions for African Students

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    The Conundrum of Race and Affirmative Action in Higher Education

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    The Sino-American Competition in Higher Education

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     View of interior inside the Ulster University new Belfast campus Block C.

    Resources of the Geneva Graduate Institute in the Field of Higher Education

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War on the Horizon?
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Issue no. 1 | February 2017
South China Sea: War on the Horizon?

While the global balance of power, under the impetus of the steady rise of China, is shifting towards the Asia-Pacific, and because the future of US policy is uncertain after the election of Donald Trump, tensions in the South China Sea have once again become a major strategic concern. The South China Sea is witnessing a series of sovereignty disputes between littoral states defending rivalling claims to maritime rights and boundaries. Adding weight and urgency to the disputes are the significant natural resources found in the coveted archipelagos and sea beds as well as the rising national sentiments in many of the claimant states. The geostrategic dimension of these quarrels is largely transcending the region and the involvement of external powers such as the United States further complicates the equation. The recent legal victory of the Philippines over China can be seen as a supplementary cause for anxiety in a latent conflict that may at any time escalate into a regional or global confrontation. Henceforth the search for a negotiated solution becomes crucial as military budgets continue to soar in the region.