A 21st Century Global Credential and Common Currency for International Higher Education
Specializations are an innovation in knowledge delivery and a global credential from the world’s most revered universities.
They are derived from courses in degree programs and delivered online to students at top Host universities around the world.
Specializations provide learners market-relevant knowledge in high demand fields of global interest.
This University-to-University model represents the first large-scale collaboration between some of the world’s most respected universities. It provides a blended learning experience for students who receive support from institution’s on-campus faculty, which translates into strong learning outcomes and high completion rates.
Globalization of Higher Education
Globalization is the most important trend in higher education. With over 200 million higher education students worldwide and an intensely competitive global job market, there is a clear demand for specialized programs of study from the world’s premier universities. Academic Partnerships (AP) is helping its partner universities lead the global movement in higher education through the development of Specializations.
In the spring of 2014, AP convened leaders of top U.S. and international universities, political leaders, cultural thought leaders, influencers, and dignitaries from the United States and around the world to discuss and develop a framework for the Globalization of Higher Education. www.globalizationofhighereducation.com
Conference Presenters and Speakers
- Dr. Caroline Levander Rice University – Point of View
- John Wilton Vice Chancellor University of California at Berkeley
- Florida International: Dr. Mark Rosenberg
- Panel Discussion Insights from Leaders in Higher Education
- Lord John Eatwell President – Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
Ambassador Robert Zoellick
Former President of The
Bestselling author & New York
- Dr. Fareed Zakaria CNN host & Time editor-at-large
- Naledi Pandor Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa
AP Global Service Network
Academic Partnerships’ service hubs around the world support the distribution of Specializations and Specialization Certificates through Host Universities.
AP Open Network is an advanced e-commerce platform for higher education, which makes it possible for top universities to serve vast numbers of global students. It is the world’s first fully integrated enrollment, payment, and course delivery system.
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