A culmination of democratic values, aspirations of citizens, and globalization have resulted in the need for world-class universities in BRICS and emerging economies, says the author.
C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
As many studies indicate, BRICS and emerging economies, especially those with a colonial past from Asia and Africa, have traditionally witnessed an exodus of students and researchers seeking opportunities in established universities outside their home country to develop their academic careers.
However, a culmination of democratic values, aspirations of citizens from these countries, and globalization have resulted in the need for world-class universities in BRICS and emerging economies.
While resources are important, the relationship between the government/regulatory bodies and universities warrants serious examination. Understanding and facilitating the role of faculty (staff), students, researchers, and international collaboration will remain important.
Published in: Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies, Oxford University Press.
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