Academic Fraud, Corruption, and Implications for Credential Assessment

December 13, 2017

By Stefan Trines – in WES / WENR

In October of 2017, universities around the world participated in the second annual “international day of action against contract cheating” sponsored by the “International Center for Academic Integrity.” The event reflected growing concern about an upsurge in educational fraud, which threatens to devalue higher education and undermine academic integrity, as well as harm students and institutional reputations alike.

https://wenr.wes.org/2017/12/academic-fraud-corruption-and-implications-for-credential-assessment

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

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How can universities remain international post-Brexit?

December 12, 2017

By Miranda Thomas – in University World News.

Brexit presents significant challenges for universities in the United Kingdom. The best way forward is through promoting the UK as open and welcoming to international students and diversifying the student base, since more than half of incoming students come from just 10 countries.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171207105639747

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

Shouldn’t global universities follow global principles?

December 11, 2017

By Stuart Tannock – in University World News.

As universities cease being national institutions, there is a duty to ensure not just that research and teaching are world class, but that principles of educational equality and justice and issues such as widening participation are properly internationalised as well.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171205125523109

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

Prepare for a worldwide digital transformation

December 10, 2017

By Geoff Maslen – in University World News.

Mobility, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and big data analytics are transforming science, innovation, the economy and the way people work and live – requiring science, innovation and industry policies to be adapted to a future of “smart everything”, says the OECD.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171201150237763

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

Linking internationalisation and open education

December 9, 2017

How open education and online learning widen access and complement internationalisation

By Kirk Perrissation – in University World News.

‘Open education’ is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share and build on knowledge. Over the course of two days in November, the Research Institute for Innovation and Technology in Education at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, or UNIR iTED, in Spain held a congress on the status of open education in practice.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171201084319617

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

How do we create transformative global citizens?

December 8, 2017

By Emiliano Bosio – in University World News.

We need a higher education curriculum that challenges traditional views and assumptions, allows students to introduce and access non-dominant perspectives and encourages new ways of thinking – and sets the stage for them to act in ways that are inspired by their course of study.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171129082744388

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

Performance-related university funding reform agreed

December 7, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The Danish parliament has agreed a new model for university funding, placing less emphasis on the taximeter model in which institutions are awarded funds based on the number of students who have graduated, and introducing elements of results-based and quality-related funding.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171201152155351

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

Data mobility in the Fourth Industrial Revolution age

December 7, 2017

By Herman de Leeuw and Stig Arne Skjerven – in University World News.

Global learning should no longer be hampered by a reliance on paper-based credentials and identification systems. Technological advances will enable people to share their academic and professional achievements digitally in a safe and trustworthy manner with whomever they want, whenever.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171128093629589

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

Academic charged for sharing her research findings

December 5, 2017

By Collen Flaherty for Inside Higher Ed. – in University World News.

Brooke Harrington, an American professor of business and politics at Denmark’s Copenhagen Business School, travels the world studying tax havens and sharing her findings with academics, policy-makers and the general public.

Harrington sees public scholarship as an essential part of her work as an academic. But Danish immigration authorities are calling it something else: a crime.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171202074043737

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017

Do universities take a stand against nationalism?

December 4, 2017

From Berkeley Conference – in University World News.

Nationalism is rising around the world, in many guises and with different consequences for universities, and one key question for universities is whether they are challenging or reinforcing the existing political order, argued John Douglass, senior research fellow at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, introducing its New Nationalism and Universities conference

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171202052659944

Povl Tiedemann
December 2017