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The Art of Starting a New University

Lessons of Experience

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Jamil Salmi, Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg and Isak Froumin

(innovative engineering at Olin College, US-style curriculum at HKUST). On the financial side, incoming students could study free of charge or get generous scholarships covering the tuition fees and living expenses. In Kazakhstan, Luxembourg and Abu Dhabi, having the promise of a high-quality university

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Merritt Huang

required to take a short seminar on U.S. culture prior to beginning their formal studies. This would provide the students, at minimum, with a general overview and starting point about life in the United States, as well as an introduction to the expectations of the U.S. university classroom. Concurrently

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Yu Lizhong

Shanghai seeking partners. Later that year, they sent several groups to Shanghai for onsite visits to gain more and detailed information about the prospective partnership. After carefully assessing teaching, learning, and living conditions, they decided to establish a partnership with ECNU and chose to

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From Technical School to World-Class Polytechnic

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Gérard Escher

, as well as the aforementioned Murat Kunt and Martin Vetterli, experts in signal processing, from the University of California at Berkeley. Some of these individuals were Swiss working abroad and intending to return; others liked the quality of life around Lake Geneva or the offer of a set-up package

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Shigeo Katsu and Aray Saniyazova

national life. A new law governing education in an independent Kazakhstan was adopted in 1992. The content of education has been revised and updated at all levels in accordance with the demands of an independent nation. This forward movement has required continued revitalization of the education sector

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Innovation and the Development of Human Resources in the Gulf

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

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Fred Moavenzadeh

–800 students by 2018. (Of that 2014 total, women represented 44 percent of the student body with 61 percent of them from the UAE.) The institute’s sustainable campus with state-of-art facilities and equipment is itself a living laboratory of innovative technologies, one of many perks (including a generous

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Jane Ogden

also learned that students learn better if they are having fun and can relate to what is being taught so I made my lectures lively and full of real life examples. My first full time post was also at a Polytechnic and again I was determined to keep my students awake and to help them see the reality of

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Series-editor Jamil Salmi

equally important to offer uniquely attractive learning and research conditions, an animated and stimulating campus life, together with an auspicious living environment where the families of those directly associated with the new university can feel happy. Location is a key factor in that respect

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Rust Belt to Hip-hop

Development of an Emancipatory Science Knowledge of Self

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Jeremy Heyman

When one envisions a hip-hop educator, my outward identity is probably not what pops into one’s head; however, without each component of my identity combined with some happenstance coincidences of my post-high school life, I would not be here today writing this essay. Then again, my identity is

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Andy Adcroft

a passion for art and literature, but do they study business because they want to get a job? Is the choice they make because they are not sure what they want to do with their life, and it keeps some options open? Are these issues peculiar to business and management? Every discipline thinks it