Globalization and Society


Please also generate at least two of your own questions in addition to addressing the questions I have posed for you.

Our readings for this week have you focused on globalization and education. You may recall from a previous module how the 1995 GATS treaty liberalized global trade in services. Well, education, in its many forms, is one of those services. Our first reading is titled “Princess Nourah Bint Abudulrhman University’s Challenge: transition from a local to a global institution” by Sana Almansour and Ken Kempner. Our second reading by Evelyn Wamboye, Abel Adekola and Bruno Sergi is titled “Internationalisation of the campus and curriculum: Evidence from the US institutions of higher learning”. The third reading is titled “Globalization and higher education: From within-border to cross-border” by Leila Youssef. Each of these readings will expose you to ideas and controversies related to globalization and higher education but they are applicable to the global trade of many other services.

The questions for me is :What do you see as the most important points, issues, and challenges related to cross-border educational opportunities in an increasingly internationalized world? How is quality of cross-border educational program to be maintained?