On February 5-6, 2010, Educational Policy Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin in Madison will host an international conference titled "The Global University: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives".
According to the website, this is “a two-day conference to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on February 5 and 6, 2010. Following up on earlier meetings in China and the United Kingdom, this will be the third international conference of the "Ideas and Universities" project of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
The "Ideas and Universities" project brings together leading higher-education scholars from China, Australia, Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States to discuss (a) the roles that universities have played—and continue to play—in the global knowledge economy, and (b) the evolving identity of university teacher-researchers and their changing roles in institutions of higher learning."
Best of all is that this conference is free (including some meals) but space is limited and you must pre-register. You can learn more about this conference here.
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