© 2014

The Forefront of International Higher Education

A Festschrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach

  • Alma Maldonado-Maldonado
  • Roberta Malee Bassett

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Academic Profession

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. James J. F. Forest
      Pages 35-47
    3. Simon Schwartzman
      Pages 61-72
  3. Internationalization of Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Patti McGill Peterson, Robin Matross Helms
      Pages 101-111
  4. Academic Mobility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
  5. Regional Perspectives

  6. Worldwide Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207

About this book


This book honours the academic trajectory and global impact of Philip G. Altbach, one of the most important education comparativists worldwide for over forty years. From his early writings on India and student activism to his recent work on research universities, Altbach has served as a key developer of the expansion of the field to include comparative higher education. His capacity to find, support, and gather the best minds around the world, to organize research teams in order to explore the most relevant issues on comparative higher education has earned him international recognition. His service to the field of comparative higher education is invaluable and incomparable. This festschrift contains original pieces from colleagues and former students following a twofold discussion: the most relevant topics on comparative higher education and particular Altbach’s contributions to this field of work.


Academic Mobility Academic Profession Commercialization in Higher Education Comparative Higher Education ESD Education for Sustainable Development Financing of Higher Education Globalization and Internationalization in Education Innovation Policies in Higher Education International Higher Education Massification of Higher Education Phil Altbach Policy Development in Education Reforms in Higher Education World-Class Universities

Editors and affiliations

  • Alma Maldonado-Maldonado
    • 1
  • Roberta Malee Bassett
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Investigaciones EducativasCINVESTAVColonia Granjas CoapaMexico
  2. 2.The World Bank, Europe and Central Asia RegionWashington, DCUSA

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