Universities’ role in providing ethical leadership

September 29, 2016

By Mervyn Frost – in University World News.

There have been various attempts to narrow the scope of what universities stand for, but first and foremost universities have a commitment to seeking truth, providing ethical leadership and upholding academic freedom.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160923111709132

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

The importance of moral leadership at universities

September 28, 2016

By Stephen Heyneman – in University World News.

Universities must stand up for ethical behaviour because they are the teachers of future leaders. To do so they must have courageous leaders who understand the importance of ethics in a world where they can be held to account in a way that is unprecedented.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160920130546346

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

The long battle against academic corruption

September 27, 2016

By Rui Yang – in University World News.

There have been numerous attempts to tackle corruption in Chinese higher education, but the problems are deep rooted and require fundamental changes to the academic incentive system.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160921123443478

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

Facing up to international students who cheat – in the US

September 26, 2016

By Elena Denisova-Schmidt – in University World News.

Corruption back home, pressure on universities to accept international students and a focus on research rather than teaching contribute to a situation where overseas students are more likely to cheat than domestic ones. Universities should allocate resources to tackle this problem.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160921125627336

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

THE World University Rankings 2016 – 2017

September 25, 2016

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https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings

UK takes top spot from US but slides in global ranking

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World news.

The University of Oxford has become the first institution outside the United States to take top spot in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but two-thirds of the United Kingdom’s top 200 universities lost ground, and some other European countries also fared badly, as a second ranking in a fortnight shows the continuing rise of Asia at Europe’s expense.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160922122054644

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

Brexit and the European shape of things to come in HE

September 24, 2016

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

Brexit and how British universities articulate the case for European collaboration and internationalisation is not just an issue for the United Kingdom. The loss of the UK from the European Higher Education Area will affect everyone.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160906194402123

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

UK faces sharp fall in EU students due to uncertainty

September 23, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

United Kingdom universities could face a sharp fall in European Union student numbers next year unless the government provides reassurance that they will be able to receive loans and grants, the head of Universities UK said. She also demanded changes to the visa regime to help attract international students and staff.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160909200046886

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

Top (British) universities consider new campuses in Europe

September 22, 2016

By Anna Fazackerley, the Guardian – in University World News.

Leading British universities are considering opening campuses in Europe in order to keep crucial research funding and partnerships, amid uncertainty over the consequences of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. The idea comes as universities wrestle with how to reassure students and academics across the world that they will not close their doors to Europe

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160910131356426

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

The future of TNE lies in equitable partnerships

September 21, 2016

By Patrick Hackett – in University World News.

Transnational education, or TNE, is probably the fastest growing feature of the international higher education landscape and the model is changing increasingly towards more equitable partnerships, often with a strong focus on joint delivery and ownership.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160915184114458

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

Safe Spaces for students to avoid sensitive topics

September 20, 2016

Prime minister opposes ‘safe spaces’ for student debate – UK

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, has criticised the use of ‘safe spaces’ for debate in universities, which are intended to ensure discussion does not cause offence to students, saying that they hold back innovation and harm the country.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160916182952807

University rejects ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ – USA

By Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post – in University World News.

University of Chicago students should not expect to get ‘trigger warnings’ before professors talk about sensitive topics, or ‘safe spaces’ where they can gather with others to avoid a speaker whom they find offensive, entering students were told recently.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160902090101253

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016