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Author : Al-Atiqi, I.M. and M. El-Azma

Abstract : This paper presents an account of funding strategies and a financial analysis of private higher institutions in Kuwait. Generally speaking, the strategies adopted in this area have proven to be worthwhile the investment in them. In many cases the turnover of students and enrolment as measured by gross revenue, was better than expected. These findings should be approached with caution however sinc ...

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A Review of Monitoring and Evaluation Roles in Research Development Program

Author : S.K. Vaezi

Abstract : This study analyses the evaluation and monitoring of state research development programs through their procedures and standards and the activities of evaluation and monitoring agencies and associations (both governmental and non-governmental). In all countries it is true that sustainable development and overall improvement are only possible with the presence of a combination of factors includin ...

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Author : A. El-Hawat

Abstract : This paper attempts to draw a comprehensive image of the funding strategy of higher education in Arab Countries, account for the changes in this funding strategy and see how Arab higher education planners and decision-makers look for means and ways to fund higher education outside the public sector and to re-orient it in order to produce better trained graduates and knowledge that serve the need ...

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The construction of the global poor: an anthropological critique

Author : Akhil Gupta

Abstract : The growing attention being paid to global poverty raises a number of analyticalquestions. What are the origins of this sudden interest in global poverty? How is it to be explained? Why did it arise at this particular historical juncture? And what are itseffects on international institutions, nation states in the North and South, and mostimportantly, on the world’s poor?

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Development of research capacities in the social sciences in Brazil

Author : Regina Gusmão

Abstract : The number of students in Masters and doctoral programmes at Brazilian universities hasincreased more than tenfold and the number of Masters and doctoral degrees granted peryear nearly tripled in the past 10 years. Whereas the number of doctorates conferred in Brazilin the late 1980s had only been 3 per cent of those conferred in the USA, in 2005 Brazil wasamong the top ten countries in the world ...

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Rethinking the brain drain in the Philippines

Author : Virginia A. Miralao

Abstract : It was in the mid-1960s that brain drain came to be regarded as costly for the Philippines. Itwas seen to be draining human resources at a critical stage in the country’s development, and wasting precious public investment in education and in citizens’ skills formation. Butevidence on the brain drain shows that it was less important, and for the social sciences inparticular, than the public ...

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Brain drain and brain circulation in South Asia

Author : Binod Khadria

Abstract : Neither the debate nor the literature on brain drain and brain circulation has paidmuch attention to the question of how the shift from source-country determinantsof migration to destination-country determinants impacts on social science researchcapability in South Asian countries. There is not enough data available. However, one significant point worth considering is how the shifts in the global ...

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Author : Sylvie Didou Aupetit

Abstract : The heterogeneity of qualitative analyses of the brain drain from Latin America suggests that coherentinformation on this subject is hard to find. There is no consensus when it comes to defining the phenomenon:should it include graduates who have jobs in a different country from their place of origin? Should it onlyconcern those who have a Ph.D? In this paper, we consider the latter. We shall try ...

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The international migration of social scientists

Author : Laurent Jeanpierre

Abstract : This paper describes recent efforts by national administrations, NGOs andinternational organizations to capture accurately the international mobility ofstudents, scientists, engineers and highly skilled workers, and shows that the data varyconsiderably between regions and are not in an appropriate format for social scienceresearchers. It also looks at some policies and initiatives developed to ov ...

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Author : Sari Hanafi

Abstract : Since the Washington consensus in 1989 and its recommendations for the support of civil society, theinternational community has contributed to the creation and subsidizing of research in centres outsidenational universities. The production of social-scientific knowledge in the Arab East (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territory and the Syrian Arab Republic) cannot be understood without r ...

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