Top-down research environment stifles success – Study

April 18, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

China’s higher education and research system hamstrings researchers with bureaucratic requirements, rewards quantity over quality and stifles the creativity and critical thinking necessary to achieve innovative breakthroughs, a comprehensive study of the country’s research environment has found.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180412095227365

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

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Nations join emerging multi-polar global science system

April 17, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Research-intensive universities now operate as a single network on a world scale with more and more nations entering this open system particularly built around science research. It is a global network “open to enter but intensively integrated inside”, says Simon Marginson, director of the Centre for Global Higher Education.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180413085603948

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

The role of universities in an era of authoritarianism

April 16, 2018

By Michael Ignatieff – in University World News.

The turn towards authoritarian rule in Russia, China, Turkey and Eastern Europe, among other places, has led to attacks on academic freedom. The role of universities is to stand up for truth. It is vital at this moment in history that universities believe in this role and have the courage to defend it.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180413093717351

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

EUA publishes Big Deals Survey report, the first European-level mapping of major scientific contracts in Europe

April 15, 2018

From EUA Newsletter.

EUA has published the outcomes of its first Big Deals Survey, an original initiative pursued by the association to gather more information about large scientific publishing contracts from the perspective of universities (known as ‘Big Deals’).

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http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2018/04/10/eua-publishes-big-deals-survey-report-the-first-european-level-mapping-of-major-scientific-contracts-in-europe?utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=7244f2e02f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-7244f2e02f-59047689

http://www.eua.be/Libraries/publications-homepage-list/eua-big-deals-survey-report—the-first-mapping-of-major-scientific-publishing-contracts-in-europe.pdf?sfvrsn=4%3futm_source%3dwebpage&utm_medium=News&utm_name=News-webpage-12-04-2018

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Academic freedom is essential to democracy

April 14, 2018

By Patrick Blessinger and Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Without academic freedom, critical thinking cannot be cultivated and higher learning cannot be nurtured, yet academic freedom has come under new and more complex threats in the years since University World News’ first edition, including from nationalist-populist trends, social media and ‘fake news’.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180404101811251

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Will Nordic model of higher education survive reforms?

April 13, 2018

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Will the ongoing reforms in Scandinavian countries change the Nordic model of higher education, characterised by high levels of public funding, for both education and research, high levels of support staff at universities and high numbers of PhD grants?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180406162120139

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

A look on the bright side of HE internationalization

April 12, 2018

By Jane Knight – in University World News.

Shifting international student recruitment patterns do not signify the end of internationalisation. Programme mobility has been growing fast over the 10 years since University World News was founded and there remains a strong case for knowledge sharing across nations.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180406155846552

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Lifelong learning is more relevant than ever before

April 11, 2018

By Hanne Smidt – in University World News.

Are European universities agile enough to provide relevant degrees and targeted courses to lifelong learners in a complex and evolving landscape or will other more flexible actors who can work in shorter timeframes take over provision?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180327112443137

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Four universities engaged in match-making

April 10, 2018

By Richard L Hudson for Science Business – in University World News.

An alliance between four of Europe’s leading universities – Sorbonne, Heidelberg, Charles and Warsaw – is the first of several expected cross-border deals following French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for European Union academic networks.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180331082315864

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

The case for optimism on internationalisation of HE

April 9, 2018

By Alex Usher – in University World News.

There has been much gloom of late about the future of internationalisation of higher education, but on the balance of probabilities, barring China suddenly slamming its breaks on its students going abroad, the likeliest future is still one in which student mobility grows.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180328140850148

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018