The 2nd International Symposium on
Academic Globalization: AG 2009
Jointly with The 13th Multi-conference on Systemics,
Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2009
July 10th - 13th, 2009 – Orlando, Florida, USA
2nd Symposium on Academic Globalization: AG
The 2nd Symposium on Academic
Globalization: AG 2009, part of the Academic Globalization Project, is being
organized in the context of WMSCI 2009, and its collocated conferences.
The purpose of AG 2009 is to bring together
scholars, educators and practitioners with the objective of exploring,
reflecting and sharing ideas with regards to the impact that the
Globalization Phenomena is having or might have on universities (research,
teaching and continuing education), and vice versa: the
impact that academia
is generating, or could generate on the phenomenon of globalization.
Questions such as the following are examples of those that
addressed at the Symposium in order to generate possible answers and/or
reflections, as well as possible research:
- Will Academic Globalization emerge as
part of the Globalization
- Will Academic Globalization serve as a catalyst for General
Globalization Phenomena? Will it be the inverse
way? Will it be both
ways catalyzing each other in a positive feedback loop?
- Are Academic Internationalization and/or Transnational Education
parts of the forces driving and accelerating Academic Globalization? Are
they in opposite and dialectical relationships with each other?
- How strongly related are Academic Globalization and the Knowledge
- What kind relationships exist among Academic Globalization,
Information and Communications Technology and the Knowledge Economy?
- How is the Globalization Phenomenon transforming academic objectives
Questions like these require
multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and multi-epistemological perspectives,
so they can serve as input for integrative research, studies and approaches
for a better understanding of what is or what might be the opportunities and
threats/uncertainties, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of present
trends in Academic Globalization and how this trend might be re-oriented for
better and more desirable results.
Non-exclusive topics suggested are the
- Imp-act of the Globalization Phenomena on Higher Education.
- Impact of Higher Education on the Globalization Phenomena.
- Relationships of Academic Globalization and Internationalization of
- Globalization, Regionalization and Higher Education.
- Globalization and Scientific Research.
- Relationships between Academic Globalization and Knowledge
- International Academic Networks and Alliances.
- Academic Cooperation.
- Academic Associations.
- Academic Consortia.
- Institutional Networks.
- Success and failure factor in Higher Education Internationalization.
- Comparative Higher Education Research
- Transnational Education.
- Quality and the Internationalization of Higher Education.
- Research and Global Networks.
- Research and Global Knowledge Infrastructures.
- Strategies and Organizational Models.