The chronicle of a ten-year partnership between MIT and Singapore's Education Ministry that shows cross-border collaboration in higher education in action
Dara Fisher is Associate Dean at Hult International Business School, Boston Campus.
Fisher's book chronicles a bold experiment in which MIT partnered
with the Singapore Ministry of Education to establish a new
university. It offers valuable lessons about the prospects and
perils of crossborder collaborations.
- Jason Tan, Associate Professor in Policy, Curriculum & Leadership at the National Institute of Education, Singapore
A rich, informative account of one of MIT's transnational
(ad)ventures, Education Crossing Borders offers up a
firstrate case study of higher education partnerships. While
shedding light on key plans and policies, the author raises a
number of complicating factors -- historical, political, cultural,
social, institutional, academic, and personal -- germane to the
benefits and risks, opportunities and pitfalls, obstacles and
achievements, of MIT's bold global outreach.
- Philip Alexander, author of A Widening Sphere: Evolving Cultures at MIT