OVERVIEW Prof Johnstone will discuss global trends sweeping through higher education worldwide and in Asia, such as surging enrolments, rising graduate unemployment, and labor market mismatch. We will take a look at the causes, policies and consequences related to these issues, and what the possible solutions are for a viable, economically sustainable future.
MEET THE SPEAKER Dr. Bruce Johnstone Distinguished Service Professor for Higher and Comparative Education Emeritus and former President at SUNY Buffalo; former Chancellor of the 64-campus State University of New York system, and Vice President at the University of Pennsylvania
D. Bruce Johnstone is Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education Emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His principal scholarship is in US and international comparative higher education finance, governance, and policy formation, on which he has written and edited more than 125 books, monographs, articles, and chapters including (with Pamela Marcucci) Financing Higher Education Worldwide: Who Pays? Who Should Pay? published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010.
He continues to direct the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project: an examination into the worldwide shift of higher education costs from governments and taxpayers to parents and students. The project has been the principal source of descriptive and theoretical work as well as on-going research on tuition, financial assistance, and student loan policies worldwide and has sponsored international conferences on higher education financing in Dar es Salaam, Prague, Moscow, Wuhan, Nairobi, and Arusha. Johnstone has been a consultant in higher education finance to the World Bank in Morocco, Romania, Kenya, the United Emirates, and the Organization of East Caribbean States.
Johnstone served as vice president for administration at the University of Pennsylvania from 1976 to 1979), president of the State University College of Buffalo from 1979 to 1988, and chancellor from 1988 to 1994 of the State University of New York (a system consisting at that time of some 64 campuses and more than 400,000 students). He holds Bachelors in economics and Masters in teaching degrees from Harvard, a 1969 Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota, and several honorary doctorates.
This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia.