Strategies for the Universities to be Locally Engaged while Globally Visible

Ramakrishna, Seeram

  • Received : 2015.10.21
  • Accepted : 2015.11.10
  • Published : 2015.12.31


Universities are now operating in a post-globalized world. They need to be locally engaged while globally visible for continued success. Specific strategies include 1) unbundling education using fractal modules approach to facilitate more flexible and customized learning expectations of net generation of students; 2) open-source software and hardware platforms to facilitate collaborations around a short or multi-year, multidisciplinary brain stretching projects motivated by the real world challenges; 3) new courses on innovation and entrepreneurship to nurture experience seeking and enterprising mindset of students; 4) cross-border university- public- private partnerships for developing solutions specific to the local needs and can be scalable for the world; and 5) encouraging faculty members with glocal mindset.


Net generation students;innovation;entrepreneurship;research;university


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