- Copyright Page
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Description and Comparison of Societal Systems of Higher Education and University Management
- Criticality, Academic Autonomy, and Societal Progress
- Socializing Human Capital for Twenty-First Century Educational Goals: Suggestive Empirical Findings from Multinational Research
- Changing the Nature and Role of Universities: The Effects of Funding and Governance Reforms on Universities as Accountable Organizational Actors
- Recent Trends in East and West University Governance: Two Kinds of Hollowness
- Cycles of Evolution of Ideal Types of Universities: Causes and Consequences for the University Mission—The Case of Poland
- The Implications of a Diversifying Workforce for Institutional Governance and Management in Higher Education
- The Collegial Tradition in English Higher Education: What Is It, What Sustains It, and How Viable Is Its Future?
- Managing a University in Turbulent Times
- Critical Factors and Forces Influencing Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
- A New World of Communications in Higher Education and Its Implications
- Leading in Higher Education
- Policy and Practice in University–Business Relations
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Equality and Social and Gender Justice in Higher Education
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Higher Education Research: A Case Study in the Health Sector and Graduate Practice
- Canada in a Global System of Higher Education: The Role of Community Engagement
- Developing and Maintaining Transnational Research Collaborations: A Case Study of Australian Universities
- Scholarship in the University: An Ecological Perspective
- Higher Education Finance: Global Realities, Policy Options, and Common Misunderstandings
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Government in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Industry in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Universities, Research, and the Academic Professions in Fostering Good Citizenship
- Governments Need To, and Do, Trust Universities
- Education and Technological Unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Educating for the Innovative Society: The Role of Indian Institutes of Technology in India
- Policy Implications for Equity, Gender, and Widening Participation in Higher Education
- Reactions, Reflections, and Renewal: The Significance of Higher Education for Intellectual, Societal, and Personal Advancement
- Maintaining the Contribution of Higher Education to Societal Progress
Abstract and Keywords
An emphasis on research collaborations across national boundaries can now be found in policy statements of most leading higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world. These statements suggest that a globally distributive system of knowledge development and dissemination demands regularized, ongoing, and symmetrical transnational links. This chapter argues that while most national systems of higher education now advocate transnational research collaborations, their approaches to the development and management of these collaborations vary greatly. The rationales they provide for such collaborations are often tied to particular national interests, as nations seek to locate the role of higher education within their shifting geopolitical objectives. Not surprisingly, therefore, the challenges they face in establishing and coordinating programmes of research collaboration are linked not only to the major characteristics of their systems of higher education but more importantly also the broader objectives of their foreign policies. In order to show how this is so, this chapter provides a case study of Australia, exploring how and why the Australian system of higher education has, in recent decades, increasingly sought to develop research links with Asian universities; and what challenges its HEIs have faced in this endeavour.
Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.Between 1998 and 2001, he served as Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at RMIT University, and in 1996 established and directed Monash Center for Research in International Education. Fazal has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy, and Australia–Asia relations. His book Globalizing Education Policy (2010) has been widely used in courses around the world. A collection of his essays is published in Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (2014). More recently, he has co-authored Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalization (2017). Fazal is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and a past Editor of the journal Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, and past President of the Australian Association of Research in Education.
Ranjit Gajendra Nadarajah is an Honorary Senior Fellow of LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management at the University of Melbourne and Senior Program Manager with the World Health Organization collaborating centre at Deakin University, Australia. A finance and business analyst, educator and researcher with more than 25 years’ experience in higher education in the UK, the Arabian Gulf, and Australia, he has led strategy-making, operations and business process improvements, commercialization, transnational collaboration, and stakeholder engagement crafting responses to influences of globalization. This includes expanding the global footprint of quintessentially Scottish, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow; addressing challenges of social equity, gender equality, and global citizenry with Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE; commercialization of research, education, and training in the Middle East and North Africa and international and business development with Swinburne University of Technology. He is a consultant for Education UK’s Going Global initiative and adviser to the Arab–American Entrepreneurship training programme. His publications include Transnational Research Collaboration: Foresight and Holistic Solutions? (2014). A Fellow of CIMA and CPA, with an academic background in innovation and entrepreneurship and education management he is completing a PhD on matters of policy, management, and leadership in transnational research collaborations between Australian and Asian universities.
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