It is widely recognised that higher education promotes social and economic development by enhancing human and technical capabilities of society. Technical change and institutional change are key components of development. Higher education plays an important role in facilitating these changes by incorporating all of the various demographics of the population. In contemporary lifelong-learning framework, higher education provides not only the high-level skills to address labor market demand but also the training essential for skilled manpower. The higher education expansion is a universal phenomenon in which there has been a great enhancement in the number of students. The trend is more tangible in developing nations. With rise in the primary and secondary education graduates, numerous aspire to keep on to acquire a degree.The real incomes in developing countries have also been rising, resulting in higher education within the reach of an increasing number of population segments.
Glen Jones, University of Toronto, Canada
K.M. Joshi. Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, India
Marcelo Rabossi, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina
Stamelos Georgios, University of Patras, Greece
Saeed Paivandi, University of Lorraine, France