How Globalization is Changing Higher Ed

 

When Ben Wildavsky spied monkeys, deer, and big banyan trees outside his hotel window in Southeast India, he assumed he was in a “sort of sleepy” place. But Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race, was near the campus of the elite Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, which accepts only two to three percent of its applicants and hosts recruiters from Google, McKinsey, and top universities around the world.

There is, he said to the crowd at NPR West, “this intense competition that’s now taking place among universities, and the …