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In the midst of the world financial crisis and its economic implications, the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the global debate on climate change, it is not surprising that higher education did not surface as a major issue in the 2008 American presidential race. However, the President-elect Barack Obama did touch on the issue several times in the course of the past two years, the following directions being outlined, although an official plan has not yet been defined:
Although much of the responsibility and the initiative for action remain up to the individual states, the expectations from Barack Obama on tertiary education run high, particularly as it is for the first time in the American history that the President and the Vice-President, along with their spouses, have a professional background in higher education.