The GlobalHigherEd blog is designed to highlight and then archive information about new developments (e.g., a new policy or development project), resources (e.g., reports, websites), analytical networks, and so on, so as to better track what is happening with respect to the construction of new globalized knowledge/spaces.
We are interested in how and why new knowledge and new spaces (including socio-technical networks) are being developed in association with the emergence of the ‘knowledge economy’, and what the implications of this complex development process are, especially for global public affairs.
Three examples of relatively territorialized knowledge spaces are:
- Qatar Education City
- Singapore’s ‘Global Schoolhouse’
- European Higher Education Area, though even in these cases they are fundamentally dependent upon extra-territorial relations and linkages (e.g., see the Singapore-MIT Alliance)
Examples of relatively more networked spaces of knowledge production include:
- Erasmus Mundus programme
- University consortia like the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
- International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
Recently GlobalHigherEd celebrated its 1st Birthday, and looks set for a very productive and high impact year in 2008-2009. You are welcome to visit the blog and better still, contribute.