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Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is Research Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA


Comparative education, history, and philosophy of higher education; international education; student political activism; the academic profession; knowledge networks

My research interests focus on international higher education issues, and especially with topics that relate to developing and emerging economies. These include the academic profession, the role of research universities, student political activism, higher education reform, and others.

I have recently been involved in an international study of academic salaries in 28 countries—reported in our Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts. I am also concerned with global higher education trends, and particularly the implications of mass higher education globally.







Higher Education: A Worldwide Inventory of Centers and Programs