Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Higher Ed links

The UN has a higher education portal that "offers access to on-line information on higher education institutions recognized or otherwise sanctioned by competent authorities in participating countries," which include the big English-speaking countries: the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia. While China and Japan are in that list, India, France, Germany, and South Korea are not. Clearly, this portal has a long way to go.

Here's a report on some exciting developments in Tamil Nadu: two new Central Universities, one new IIM, and conversion of several colleges into universities (Presidency, Queen Mary's, PSG-Coimbatore).