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Higher Education in Developing Countries
Global Joint Task Force
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"Higher education is the modern world's "basic education", but developing countries are falling further and further behind. It's time to drive home a new message: higher education is no longer a luxury, it is essential to survival." --Henry Rosovsky, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, and Co-Chair, Task Force on Higher Education and Society The world economy is changing as knowledge replaces physical capital as a major source of present and future wealth. Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise explores the current crisis in higher education in developing countries and outlines a coherent vision of future progress. The authors of Higher Education in Developing Countries are members of the Task Force on Higher Education and Society, a body of experts from 13 countries convened by the World Bank and UNESCO to explore the future of higher education in the developing world. The Task Force reports on six key issues: * rising demand for higher education and the implications of the knowledge revolution * why investment in higher education is in the public interest * the importance of designing more coherent systems of higher education * techniques for improving standards of governance * the acute need for better science and technology education * the relevance of general or liberal education to modern societies

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