The EU Higher Education Modernistation Agenda

If we are serious about “internationalization” perhaps we should think about it in terms that go beyond expanding study abroad or adding minors and majors that have something to do with other places.  Perhaps we should pay attention to what’s going on in higher education internationally and try to be a leading American institution in structuring our degree in a manner that would be internationally compatible.  Perhaps we might learn a few things from the European agenda:

“Higher education, with its links with research and innovation, plays a crucial role in personal development and economic growth, providing the highly qualified people and the articulate citizens that Europe needs to create jobs and prosperity.

“If Europe is not to lose out to global competition in the fields of education, research and innovation, national higher education systems must be able to respond effectively to the requirements of the knowledge economy.”

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Author: Dan Ryan

I'm currently an Academic Program Director at I've been a professor at University of Toronto, University of Southern California, and Mills College teaching things like human centered design, computational thinking, modeling for policy sciences, and social theory. I'm driven by the desire to figure out how to teach twice as many twice as well twice as easily.

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