Paper Authored By TAMIU Professor To Be Published

A paper authored by Dr. George K. Kostopoulos, Visiting Professor of Information Systems at Texas A&M International University, has been selected for publication in the Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association.

The paper, "American Higher Education: The Under-Valued Exportable Commodity," presents the worldwide existence of an untapped market for American Higher Education. It emphasizes the comparative advantages American Higher Education has and describes the ease in the exportation, transportation and importation of this "commodity." Also presented is the significance of such programs to the American competitiveness in international business and trade.

The thesis of Dr. Kostopoulos' paper is that an overseas campus, with a high degree of interaction with the home campus, should be a must for a modern day academic institution, and possibly an accreditation criterion.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pacific States University, a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Arizona State University and a MS in International Economics from California State Polytechnic. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Arizona State University.

For more information on the paper authored by Dr. Kostopoulos, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public Affairs at 326-2180.

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