Research could suffer as internet controls tightened

July 22, 2017

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Chinese internet restrictions, known as the ‘great firewall of China’, have often been an issue for Chinese academics who find their access to overseas research restricted. They have become more concerned as new internet controls – particularly on virtual private networks, which circumvent national censorship of the internet – look set to be introduced by February 2018.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170713140950894

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Towards a Southeast Asian Higher Education Area

July 21, 2017

By Darren J McDermott – in University World News.

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary, what progress has been made to date on its ‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community’ integration journey in higher education? How far along the road are we to the creation of an ASEAN identity through increased mobility?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170704111700957

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

The World’s Smartest Countries

July 20, 2017

By Kai L. Chan – in INSEAD Knowledge.

The Intelligence Capital Index (ICI) is created to measure which nations are most likely to foster the big ideas of tomorrow. In that sense, the ICI can be thought of as a ranking of the world’s smartest countries – with a twist.

In contrast to alternative measures of human capital and talent, the ICI has several distinguishing features:

1. It considers education outcomes both in terms of quantity and quality, while emphasizing quality.
2. It measures cognitive skills at different stages of the human life cycle, again with an emphasis on top (elite) performance.
3. It includes migration as an important external channel for countries to acquire and develop human capital.

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https://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-organisations/the-worlds-smartest-countries-6631?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=fc8686cbcc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-fc8686cbcc-249976169#W5L8jOzbCGP0Fu3u.99

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

China sets up first large-scale university in Malaysia

July 20, 2017

By Vincent Bevins and Tom Phillips for the Guardian – in University World News.

Beijing’s push for overseas influence extends to the education sector, with the opening of Xiamen University Malaysia outside Kuala Lumpur.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170715063323506

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Misconceptions of internationalisation still prevail

July 19, 2017

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

The last few years of debate on internationalisation of higher education have seen a lot of attempts to define it in terms purely of mobility for the few and to suggest that it ignores the local. Such ideas must be countered.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170711093305138

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Strategy Making: How to Tap the Wisdom of the Crowd

July 18, 2017

By Daniel Mack – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Even firms that typically prefer to centralise decisions needn’t miss out on the benefits of opening up their strategy making.

Strategy making has traditionally been the purview of the top management team. Leaders in the inner circle of organisations pride themselves in being the architects of their plans. Open strategy is a more recent concept that consists of involving a wider community in the exercise. Benefits are well known. For instance, ideas can be drawn from a larger, diverse pool, and giving staff a voice can boost their commitment. Despite these advantages, open strategy remains an acquired taste for many top-down strategic planners.

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https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/strategy-making-how-to-tap-the-wisdom-of-the-crowd-6621?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=338cdd95c8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-338cdd95c8-250174109#JbsLgRAf25Fq1R87.99

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Student experience is core to an offshore strategy

July 17, 2017

By Eugene Sebastian – in University World News.

New, less risky forms of doing transnational education, such as via dual degrees, need to ensure they don’t lose a focus on the student experience. As competition increases, the student experience is becoming increasingly important to decisions on where to study.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017070413165335

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Big data reveals patterns in HE names lists

July 15, 2017

From Science Daily – in University World News.

Using lists of names collected from publicly available websites, two University of Chicago researchers have revealed distinctive patterns in higher education systems, ranging from ethnic representation and gender imbalance in the sciences, to the presence of academic couples, and even the illegal hiring of relatives in Italian universities.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170707135014629

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

The changing face of accreditation in higher education – in US

July 14, 2017

By John Bassett – in University World News.

Now is the time to tackle the new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on accreditation and look at how to make sure that quality and standards accommodate the profound changes taking place in higher education – including the rise of technology and the for-profit sector.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170707123900625

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Lessons from the Merchants of Venice

July 13, 2017

By Giovanni Tassini – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Many innovations underpinning Venice’s commercial success during the late-medieval period hold true today.

Making the most of its position as an important sea port, Venice’s remarkable economic development during the Middle Ages relied on network effects, contractual innovation and coordination among the players involved in long-distance trade. Companies today still exploit these mechanisms to succeed in underserved markets.

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Read more at https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/lessons-from-the-merchants-of-venice-6501?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=6e4d5b5169-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-6e4d5b5169-249976169#chYD9uZjwcVodUKf.99

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017