Workshop on Complexity of Higher Education in Developing Countries

higher-ed-conf-webExperts from a variety of disciplines and from around the world will meet at Boston University on October 27 – 28, 2009, to discuss how can we define success and sustainability of a higher education system in the context of a develoing world. They will also focus on what are the key variables and regulators of such a system and how they can develop useful generalizable models that can influence policy makers in governmental and non-governmental organizations in establishing sustainable higher education systems. The follow up of the meeting will be the development of a more comprehensive plan and proposal for development and execution of these quantitative models.

This meeting is a collaboration of the Boston University Provost’s Office, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University and sponsored by the US National Academies, The Keck Foundation, and the Pardee Center. The meeting is supported by a grant from The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative and by the Boston University Pardee Center.

The Workshop will be led by Pardee Center Faculty Fellow Prof. Muhammad Hamid Zaman, Pardee Center Director Prof. Adil Najam, and Boston University Provost David Campbell. The group will meet on October 27 at the Provost’s Conference Room on the 8th floor of 1 Silber Way, Boston University, Boston (here). On October 28 the workshop will convene at Pardee House, 67 Bay State Road, Boston University, Boston (here).

The meeting is restricted to invited participants only.

Project participants and discussants include:

Khurram K. Afridi
Jorge Balán
Roberta M. Bassett
David K. Campbell
Stephen P. Heyneman
Salal Humair
William C. Kirby
Richard Larson

Adil Najam
Maresi Nerad
H. Eugene Stanley
Allen L. Soyster
Elaine Teng
Paul Trunfio
Teshome Yizengaw
Muhammad H. Zaman