Higher Education in Papua New Guinea - Imperatives, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities in the Context of Globalisation

In "Globalisation and Higher Education in Economics and Business Administration", Vol.1, Dinu A. et al, eds., pp. 104-118, Iasi(Romania): Editura Technopress, 2009

Posted: 10 Nov 2009

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Ravinder Rena

Papua New Guinea University of Technology; Polytechnic of Namibia; University of the Western Cape; North-West University; Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Date Written: November, 10 2009

Abstract

Education has long been considered as a corner stone in economic development. The 21st century has brought new challenges and opportunities for higher education. In the wake of the transition from elitist to mass education, universities worldwide are under pressure to enhance access and equity, on the one hand, and to maintain high standards of quality and excellence, on the other. Papua New Guinea is a developing but an emerging economy in the South Pacific strenuously working to improvise its higher education in accordance with global changes. This paper analyse the effect of globalisation on education and also discusses about the impact of globalisation on higher education, regulations, culture etc. This paper presents an overview of globalisation and higher education. It also explores the Papua New Guinean higher education and its challenges. This paper also highlights the significant impacts that globalization has brought to higher education, and suggest why higher education institutions in PNG should make structural changes in response to the globalization

Keywords: Higher education, globalization, Papua New Guinea, knowledge economy, Research and development

JEL Classification: A22, A23, I22, I23, O12

Suggested Citation

Rena, Ravinder, Higher Education in Papua New Guinea - Imperatives, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities in the Context of Globalisation (November, 10 2009). In "Globalisation and Higher Education in Economics and Business Administration", Vol.1, Dinu A. et al, eds., pp. 104-118, Iasi(Romania): Editura Technopress, 2009 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1503304

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