Berkeley Global Campus the talk of the higher-ed world

The Richmond waterfront site of the proposed Berkeley Global Campus

“While other U.S. universities have built branch campuses abroad, the University of California at Berkeley is betting it can create a global higher education hub in its own backyard,” begins an Inside Higher Ed story on the campus’s plans for a new Berkeley Global Campus in Richmond — one of two articles on the ambitious proposal to run today (Thursday, Jan. 22) in prestigious, high-visibility journals of higher education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education also published an in-depth look at Berkeley’s plans for a global campus on the Richmond waterfront, which Chancellor Nicholas Dirks first announced in October. “By situating the campus nearby — an unusual move in an era when many American institutions are building abroad — Berkeley hopes to establish partnerships with universities from around the world while preserving full academic freedom for its faculty,” the article says.

Read the articles here:

Inside Higher EdA Global Hub, Close to Home

Chronicle of Higher Education: Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home