Valdai Paper #8: Universities as Actors and Instruments in Diplomacy. The Academic Soft Power Potential

22.12.2014

The eighth Valdai Paper examines one of the aspects of the state's soft power - higher education. The internationalization of universities - one of the phenomena of the recent decades - according to the authors is comparable to the growth of the military power of the early twentieth century. The article focuses on the European higher education, but also describes Russia's position in this field.

The paper is written by Ettore DEODATO, Team Leader of a group of 16 people working the European Projects Office of the Policlinico and Medical School of Siena, Jean Monnet Professor, Adam Miczkiewicz University in Poznan, Poland and Iwona BORKOWSKA, Head of the Centre for International Education, Adam Miczkiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

Related articles

The Middle East Concert: How to Prevent the Melody from Sounding Like Chaos
22.05.2018
The Middle East has recently become a gravity field that pulls conflicts towards it, involving both regional states and the global powers. The pressing question is how to stop that conflict-stricken

Category:
Club Events
Turkey-Russia Relations: Backgammon vs Chess
23.06.2018
What Putin knows is that Turkey is “forced to go to the hands of Russia” as never ever before since World War II. It is up to President Putin to encounter this proposal. Turkey made a move like in

Expert: 
Hüseyin Bağcı

Category:
Expert Opinions