Volume 16 Number 1 

Globalization, Ethics, and Higher Education
Shawna Vyhmeister


Economic Wealth and Education: A Global Comparison
Shawna Vyhmeister and Ronald Vyhmeister
Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls: A Cross-Case Study
of the Global Financial Crisis and
the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Carlos Biaggi

Implementation of the Anti-Human Trafficking Law
in Cebu City, Philippines

Ferdinand T. Abocejo & Fernando K. Gubalane

Instructional Design Foundations
of Online Education

Safary Wa-Mbaleka

A SWOT Analysis of Globalization in
Adventist Higher Education

Pablo J. Rios 

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International Forum 
Vol. 16, No. 1
April 2013

A SWOT Analysis of Globalization in
Adventist Higher Education


Abstract. This paper presents a SWOT Analysis of globalization on
the Adventist network of higher education. Samples from each world
region were selected for guided interviews to analyze the strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities and threats of globalization to the
development and identity that exist within the network of Adventist
institutions of higher education. It discusses opportunities such as
language, culture, technology and threats to identity and
development, and juxtaposes them against the strengths of the world
network of Adventist universities and the challenges of growth and
cooperation across institutions, in order to reveal a clear vision of
the potential of Adventist higher education. This SWOT analysis
conceptualizes the unrecognized potential that internationalization
and globalization present for the Adventist network of higher
education. These potential networking opportunities could affect the
church’s ability to play a leading role in education, to fortify its
identity, and to generate development in all its institutions.


Keywords: Globalization, university, SWOT, Adventist education, educational network, internationalization


Pablo Rios, M.A Student
Adventist University of the Philippines, Philippines
President, Universal University Network Limited
Trinidad and Tobago, W. L.



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