Comparing higher education in India vs Brazil, Russia, China and the US
We look at quality and equity as influenced by state power, finances and organizational structures. In our research we primarily compared engineering education in these countries, but the lessons are broader. The project was undertaken by a multi-country team over the past 4 years.
Rafiq Dossani is a senior research scholar at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) and erstwhile director of the Stanford Center for South Asia. His research interests include South Asian security, government, higher education, technology, and business.
Dossani's most recent book is Does South Asia Exist?, published in 2010 by Shorenstein APARC. His earlier books include India Arriving, published in 2007 by AMACOM Books/American Management Association (reprinted in India in 2008 by McGraw-Hill, and in China in 2009 by Oriental Publishing House); Prospects for Peace in South Asia, co-edited with Henry Rowen and published in 2005 by Stanford University Press; andTelecommunications Reform in India, published in 2002 by Greenwood Press. Two books are under preparation. One, to be published by Springer in 2011, is Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development and is co-edited with D. Assimakopoulos and E. Carayannis. The second, Higher Education in India, is co-authored with Martin Carnoy and J.B.Tilak and will be published in 2012.
Dossani currently chairs FOCUS USA, a non-profit organization that supports emergency relief in the developing world. Between 2004 and 2010, he was a trustee of Hidden Villa, a non-profit educational organization in the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the Industry Studies Association and is chair of the Industry Studies Association Annual Conference for 2010-12.
Earlier, Dossani worked for the Robert Fleming Investment Banking group, first as CEO of its India operations and later as head of its San Francisco operations. He also previously served as the chairman and CEO of a stockbroking firm on the OTCEI stock exchange in India, as the deputy editor of Business India Weekly, and as a professor of finance at Pennsylvania State University.
Dossani holds a BA in economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, India; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India; and a PhD in finance from Northwestern University.