No easy way to clarify higher education quality

September 21, 2018

By Ellen Hazelkorn, Hamish Coates and Alexander C McCormick – in University World News.

Are prevailing approaches to quality assurance still ‘fit for purpose’ and how can we better measure outcomes and compare them across countries? These are among many perplexing questions made more urgent by the current questioning of the purpose and value of higher education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180911150857190

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

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Detecting fake university degrees in a digital world

September 20, 2018

By Linda J Børresen and Stig Arne Skjerven – in University World News.

Fake diplomas are not new and will continue to pose a threat to higher education for the foreseeable future, but recent initiatives involving digital diplomas in secure databases may be one of the most promising ways to combat false qualifications in the future.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180911120249317

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

Higher education one of worst at handling cyber attacks

September 18, 2018

By Macy Bayern for Tech Republic – in University World News.

Higher education ranks as one of the worst business sectors to handle cyber threat crises. Nearly three-quarters of participants took three or more days to create and apply a patch after notification of an attack, said EfficientIP’s 2018 Global DNS Threat Report.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180915070850692

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

How can we resolve campus disputes based on values?

September 17, 2018

By Anatol Itten – in University World News.

Many of today’s campus conflicts are caused by differences based on values rather than facts and universities are laymen when it comes to resolving them. To tackle them we need to take a step back and use mediators who can find some overarching common ground.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180912133107376

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

The cost to higher education of free speech on campus

September 17, 2018

By Howard Gillman – in University World News.

It is hard to over emphasise how much the issue of free speech on campus has preoccupied American higher education over the past few years. The implications are enormous – both politically due to conservatives feeling campuses are hostile to their views and financially due to the cost of security.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018082811204272

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

Not enough diverse academic research is being published

September 16, 2018

By Jenny J Lee and Alma Maldonado-Maldonado – in University World News.

Contrary to assertions by Philip Altbach and Hans de Wit that too much academic research is being published, limiting the number of academic publications being produced would entrench the structural inequalities characterising the global knowledge production system and would constitute a grave mistake if we are seeking a truly global dialogue.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180913095151857

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

Survey reveals overseas China scholars’ self-censorship

September 15, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Repressive experiences while conducting research on China may be rare but are a “real phenomenon” and a barrier to doing research in the country, leading some scholars to self-censor and others to change or abandon research focus, a new study reveals.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180906182708773

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

Too much academic research is being published

September 14, 2018

By Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit – in University World News.

There is a simple answer to the crisis of over-publication of scientific papers. Research and publication should be encouraged only at institutions designated research-intensive and academics at non-research-intensive universities should be rewarded for their teaching and service, not research.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180905095203579

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

Have the perceptions on globalization changed?

September 13, 2018

By Christos Cabolis – in IMD Criterion of the Month.

-Is the national culture
open to foreign ideas?
-Does the image of your country abroad
encourage business development?
-Is the attitude towards globalization positive
in your society?
-Changes in the perception towards globalization
between 2008 and 2018

Check:

https://www.imd.org/wcc/world-competitiveness-center-publications/2018-com-september/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2018

Cracking the millennial code

September 12, 2018

By Jennifer Jordan and Pascal Wicht – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Rather than feel discouraged and confused in how to interact with Millennials, to “crack the Millennial code,” leaders must be open to adjusting their style of interacting with this generation to fit Millennials’ ways of seeing the world, as well as to be open to learning from and listening to those who will be the next leaders of our organizations and society.

Check: https://www.imd.org/publications/articles/cracking-the-millennial-code/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2108