Creso speaks at the Brazilian National Academy of Sciences

Creso Sá deliveRIO-BASred an invited lecture at the International Seminar “Higher Education Policies in Developing Countries”, held at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro.

The event took place in September 21-22, and brought together an international group of scholars, policy makers, and government representatives. Professor Sá’s presentation was entitled, “Science, Technology, Globalization & Universities: Brazil in Global Perspective”.

Creso appointed as founding Director of new research centre

Creso Sá will serve as Director of the newly established Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE-University of Toronto. Standing on the shoulder’s of Canada’s premier graduate program in higher education, the Centre will be one of the largest academic research units in the field. Through its research and knowledge mobilization activities, the Centre will inform, inspire and influence policy debate and public discourse on the various aspects of higher education in Canada and internationally.

Andrew Kretz presents at the RESUP Conference in Lyon, France

AnRESUPdrew presented a paper on entrepreneurship education in Ontario at the 4th RESUP International Conference “University Missions: Reconfiguration, Interplay, and Contradictions.” The conference was held at the Institut Français de l’Éducation in Lyon, France, from December 11-13, 2014. The paper presented was based on the project on entrepreneurship education opportunities in the province of Ontario, supported by HEQCO:

Kretz, A. & Sá, C. Economic relevance in practice: An investigation of the scope and structure of entrepreneurship education.

Higher Education and Innovation in the BRICS

Creso’s recent writing includes a number of papers on the link between higher education and innovation in the BRICS. This includes two invited chapters in an edited volume, Higher Education in the BRICS countries: Investigating the pact between higher education and society, edited by Simon Schwartzman and colleagues, to be published by Springer.

A review essay on a recent book on the topic, University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?, is due to appear in the February issue of Comparative Education Review.

Finally, an invited paper is currently being written on the Brazilian policies to induce international collaboration in higher education, for a special issue on the BRICS in Frontiers of Education in China.