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Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan, S. J. University Professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He was the 2004–2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program. He has been a senior associate of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is author of Turmoil and Transition: The International Imperative in Higher Education, Comparative Higher Education, Student Politics in America, and other books. He co-edited the International Handbook of Higher Education. His most recent book is World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America. He is chairperson of the International Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Philip Altbach holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the State University of New York at Buffalo, and been a visiting scholar at the Sciences Po, Paris, France, the University of Bombay, India, and is a guest professor at Peking University, China.

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