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Global university system for engineering education in the age of globalization

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Abstract:

The Global University System (GUS) is a world wide initiative to create an advanced telecommunications infrastructure for access to educational resources across national and cultural boundaries in the search for global peace. GUS aims to create a world wide consortium of universities to provide the underdeveloped world with access to 21st century education via broadband Internet technologies. The aim is to achieve ‘education and healthcare for all', anywhere, anytime and at any pace. GUS works in the major regions of the world in partnership with higher education and healthcare institutions. Learners in these regions will be able to take their courses from member institutions around the world to receive a GUS degree. These learners and their professors from partner institutions will also form a global forum for exchange of ideas and information and for conducting collaborative research and development with the emerging global GRID computer network technology. The Globally Collaborative Innovation Network (GCIN) with a globally distributed computer simulation system will foster the creativity of youngsters around the world. The Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming (GCEPG) Project will be its most powerful demonstration. GUS will be available to game players around the world.

Keywords: GRID; Global education; Globally collaborative environmental peace gaming and innovation network; Globally distributed computer simulation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043790600644081

Affiliations: Global Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the USA, 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY, 11355-3998, USA

Publication date: June 1, 2006

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