The final edition of volume 29 of HEP is a special edition entitled Measuring Up: Consequences of Global Competition and Metrics on Local Scholarship and looks at national examples of the consequences of pressures associated with the drive for world-class universities and the assumption that English-language citable research should in fact be an important measure of progress toward that goal.
The five special edition papers look at examples in Australia, Taiwan, Japan, South Africa and presents a comparative study of China, Hong Kong and Japan.
The special edition is completed with a look at Canada’s international education strategy, and its implications for institutional strategy. The issue closes with a book review of Damtew Teferra’s book Funding Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information and/or to view abstracts, please visit the HEP homepage