This article is a review of some of global trends in the institution of higher education. In the introduction it discusses the problem of understanding higher education in the age of globalization and information technology. From this point of view, it seems that there are many crisis in higher education around the world. It has been argued that the real crisis is our inability to understand what is going and happening in the higher education institution. The second part of the article examines the impact of globalization of higher education focusing on computer and digital technologies. Massification and internationalization are two global trends in higher education that are discussed in the next parts of this article. The next part dedicated to the state of Iranian higher education. Here some of the problems and characters of Iranian higher education are discussed. At the end, some suggestions to develop the Iranian higher education system have been presented by the writer.