Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dirks said this offered an opportunity for Berkeley to internationalise beyond the state’s control. “Many of the things that people howl about in [California state capital] Sacramento are based upon misinformation and short-term political interest,” he said. “So, inasmuch as we have been effectively privatised by the state of California, this is an opportunity to develop a space in which we will develop different financial models and create a different set of global relationships that the state of California really would not, under any circumstances, be well equipped to manage or to sponsor. He added: “Now that the state is unwilling to support higher education, particularly high-level elite status higher education, we really do need different financial models.”

see:

Times Higher Ed - a UK publication - has this article:
"Berkeley Thinks Global – But Stays Local"

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks explains the university’s branch campus strategy


Includes this: “A lot of people want to come: increasingly they want to come not just because they like the weather or because they like the city, but because they want to have some access both to the start-up culture and potentially to the capital that has also migrated there,” Professor Dirks said.

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The chancellor characterised rows over executive pay, academic workload and graduation rates as “astonishing” compared with his previous experience at Columbia University, a private institution.

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Dirks said this offered an opportunity for Berkeley to internationalise

beyond the state’s control.




They subtitled a section of the article as: "California Screaming"

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