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The Global Public University Series

March 10, 2008

Cultures and economies across the globe are rapidly becoming more intertwined, and universities worldwide are responding by evolving into global institutions. Today, major universities actively seek applicants from other countries while sending their own students abroad to prepare them for careers in an increasingly global society. University faculty conduct research with colleagues on separate continents. Administrators and government officials from different countries share best practices and policies for addressing issues in higher education.

As people continue to move across borders in greater numbers and new distance technologies develop, collaboration and interaction among universities around the world will only increase, thus creating a host of possibilities and obstacles for these institutions. Co-sponsored by the UW–Madison Division of International Studies, WISCAPE, and the Worldwide Universities Network, the Global Public University Series promotes discussion about the trends, challenges, and opportunities that impact public universities throughout the world and how these institutions can learn from and work with each other.

The Global Public University: Global Reach, Local Impact

Tuesday, March 11
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Grainger Hall, Room 4151, 975 University Avenue

This event is free and open to the public.

William Brustein
Associate Provost, International Affairs
Director, International Programs and Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Susan Jeffords
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Washington Bothell

Join two experts on the internationalization of higher education for a candid discussion about how local communities and regions benefit from the global efforts of their public universities. Topics will include knowledge hubs and economic development, strategic university-community partnerships, and institutional cooperation, among others.

Co-sponsored by the UW–Madison Division of International Studies, WISCAPE, and the Worldwide Universities Network, the Global Public University Series promotes discussion about the trends, challenges, and opportunities that impact public universities throughout the world and how these institutions can learn from and work with each other.

The Global Public University: Advancing Wisconsin in the World

Tuesday, April 22
8-10:30
Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave

Richard C. Longworth
Senior writer, Chicago Tribune
International and economic news
Author: Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism (Bloomsbury 2007)

Globalization, outsourcing, new industry, migration. Is Wisconsin prepared for the 21st century?

Join Richard Longworth for a candid discussion about the future of the Midwest in our increasingly interconnected world – and the role of global public universities and regional collaborations in furthering our standing.

Topics will include the changing face of industry, a re-envisioning of regional economies, and the need for local businesses and governments to foster international perspectives and partnerships.

Part of The Global Public University Series, this program is co-sponsored by UW–Madison Division of International Studies, the Worldwide Universities Network, and the Center for International Business Education and Research. The aim of the series is to promote discussion about the trends, challenges, and opportunities that impact public universities throughout the world and how these institutions can learn from and work with one another, and their communities.

To view our previous Global Public University event, click here

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