International Higher education Forum

The Public Role of Higher Education in a Changing Global Environment Multi-polar initiatives through Linkages and Dialogues

In recent years,the role of higher education as a ‘public good’ has been stressed,partly because a strong orientation towards privatization and marketization renders the public aspect of higher,education increasingly volatile. The financial crises of 2008 underscored the need for global level collaboration to establish a concrete vision for a sustainable future through multi-polar linkages and dialogues. In this forum, a global framework and perspectives of regions and stakeholders for the future vision of higher education as a publlc good will be discussed.

■Name of Event:International Higher education Forum

■Date & Time:October 30, 2009 (Friday); 10:00 – 17:30

■Venue:Centre for Scholarly Information (Building 18), 1F
Masaru Ibuka Auditorium ( Waseda Campus, Shinjuku-ku)

■Language:English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

■Main Sponsor:WAPS,Waseda Universy・GSID,Nagoya University・CAHE,Tohoku University

■Co―sponsors:Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration
※Supported by Japan Foundation,Australian Embassy Tokyo, Japan Assooiation for Higher Eduoation Research

■Schedule:10:10 – 12:00 Session1
The role of higher education as a Public goods: Global Framework
13:00 – 14:50 Session2
The role of higher education as a Public goods: Multi-polar Initiatives
15:10 – 16:40 Session3
Stakeholders : Implications for Global Well-being
16:40 – 17:25 Final Session
Perspectives for the Future

Please find below the details of the forum and we look forward to seeing you at the event.


Members of the press who wish to attend, please complete the separate application form and
register by 2:00pm on, Thursday October 29th.

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From 30 Oct 2009
Until 30 Oct 2009
Shinjuku, Tokyo
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