【摘要】：One of the most recent and controversial strategies to empower graduate programs with a specific focus on excellence in research is to make a "world-class" research university. However, the very term is not by any means an analytic one and therefore is not a very clear term of reference for scholarly discussions. Since no attempt has been made to construct a true global history of higher education, in the use of the term an unabashedly "Eurocentric" discourse prevails. The selected- out tradition are Asian,pre-modern Indian, Muslim and African (Jenne,Goa Timbuku), to list least. We have seen enough such distortions from the discourse on the "modern" education which in fact means the western education.
【作者单位】：Department of Education