2011 International Conference on Global Advancement of Private Universities & Colleges (GAPUC)
The first annual Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges Conference took place May 27-29, 2011, at Xi'an International University, Xi'an, China.
About the Conference
In the past two to three decades, there have been three forces (of interest) at work in higher education worldwide—the extraordinary expansion of the number and status of private higher education institutions and globalization of higher education. The International Conference on Global Advancement of Private Universities and Colleges is established to explore the opportunities created by the convergence of these two forces. There are many countries new to the private higher education phenomenon, there are many providers new to the business of higher education, and all countries are new to the issues of globalization in higher education. This situation provides a tremendous opportunity for global discourse on issues of the private higher education sector for scholars, managers, and leaders of higher education as well as for government officials whose interest is to ensure excellence in higher education for all their citizens. The conference is sponsored by Xi’an International University, China; Arcadia University, USA; Peking University, China.