Global Professors in a Global World: National, Transnational and Crossbordering

Thursday, 14 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
Distributed Paper
Javier HERMO, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cecilia LUSNICH, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cecilia PITTELLI, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Globalization has changed the world in many aspects which are relevant for all kind of ‘knowledge workers’ such as university professors. The configuration of the educational sector such like another market, the increasing necessity of symbolic analysts and other ‘knowledge workers’, are part from a scene where long-life education becomes essential for production and social reproduction. These global processes are dramatically increasing the needing of ‘knowledge workers’ and thus, the needing of higher and permanent education available through borders in a wide variety of issues. So a new kind of ‘global professors’ are appearing since the end of 20th century, and they are working in different countries or without moving but working through borders. This paper will discuss on general trends of market development in transnational work focusing in university professors.