EUA denounces dismantling of university autonomy in Hungary

November 18, 2018

From EUA Newsletter.

The European University Association (EUA) is dismayed by the latest developments in Hungary involving attacks on university autonomy and academic freedom. On 25 October 2018, the Central European University (CEU), a long-standing EUA member, announced that it will move a large part of its activities out of Hungary. In a statement, the university said that “incoming students for its US-accredited masters and doctoral programs will study at a new campus in Vienna beginning in the academic year 2019-20.”

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https://www.eua.eu/news/182:eua-denounces-dismantling-of-university-autonomy-in-hungary.html?utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=3fa0dfba2f-EMAIL_Newsletter_November_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-3fa0dfba2f-59047689

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

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The making of university rankings – Has anything changed?

November 17, 2018

By Tia Loukkola – in University World News.

Despite the growth in rankings and some changes to methodology, fundamentally nothing has really changed over the years in terms of ensuring they better depict the quality of universities and their activities. Rankings are inherently able to tell only a part of a much wider story.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181108091550772

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

Plan S for open access is far too risky, say researchers

November 15, 2018

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

More than 700 researchers from across Europe have signed an open letter criticising Plan S, a European plan for open access that is supported by the European Union and some national funding agencies. The researchers say the plan is “unfair for the scientists involved and is too risky for science in general”.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181107234431569

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

Universities must lead on Sustainable Development Goals

November 13, 2018

By Lennart Levi and Bo Rothstein – in University World News.

Universities have a crucial role to play in preparing the leaders of the future, ensuring they have the right critical-ethical skills and systems-thinking approach to be able to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and transform the world for the better.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181106131352348

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

The need for innovation in research methodology

November 11, 2018

By Ben Daniel – in University World News.

Why universities should not under-resource and undermine research methodology programmes.

Providing high-quality research methodology programmes in higher education is a global concern. Despite their critical role in enhancing the quality of postgraduate education, institutions of higher education continue to under-resource and undermine the value of research methodology programmes.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181107093621402

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

Women scholars urged to seize global opportunities

November 9, 2018

By Maina Waruru – in University World News.

African women scholars have been urged to be less cautious and take advantage of international opportunities open to them in respect of scholarships, fellowships, grants, leadership positions and career advancement.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181031062924361

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

Calls for greater role for universities in policy-making

November 6, 2018

By Gilbert Nakweya – in University World News.

Are African universities being taken seriously enough as knowledge-producing institutions capable of developing research-based policies aimed at addressing the continent’s development challenges?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018103112093644

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

Learning in the flow of life with help from AI

November 5, 2018

By Diana Oblinger – in University World News.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics offer an opportunity to create new ways of learning. We can rethink, redesign and reset our expectations for learning throughout our lives, whether that means a change in the curriculum or a move to targeted micro-learning.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181031131435226

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

The staff who are overlooked in internationalisation

November 4, 2018

By Fiona Hunter, Elspeth Jones and Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Academics and administrators are often sidelined in the internationalisation process, as core functions are dealt with by leadership and international officers, but when they are included and given the skills they need, the result is less resistance and a more active contribution.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181031081234166

Povl Tiedemann
November 2018

Government moves to raise quality of higher education

October 31, 2018

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

The Russian government has announced details of a reform of the national system of state control for the quality of higher education, following numerous complaints in recent years about the existing system. Special commissions will be created to verify the quality of university programmes.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20181020060212753

Povl Tiedemann
October 2018