South catching up with North as student destination

August 31, 2016

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

While international student mobility continues to flow North, emerging countries in the global South are fast becoming major players, says Professor Hans de Wit, director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College in the United States.
It will not be long before China bypasses top student destination nations like Australia and the United Kingdom.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160826141229255

Povl Tiedemann
2016-08-31

Higher education forum for the global South launched

August 30, 2016

By Nicola Jenvey – in University World News.

In a promising moment for cross-continental tertiary learning, 20 August saw the Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America officially launched in Durban on South Africa’s east coast before 60 delegates from 18 nations.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160823073327196

Povl Tiedemann
2016-08-30

The new way university cheats are being caught

August 29, 2016

By Henrietta Cook, The Sydney Morning Herald – in University World News.

Everyone has a unique typing style – but cheaters type differently. With this in mind, a Melbourne start-up has created anti-plagiarism software which is being trialled at four major Australian universities.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160827070644555

Povl Tiedemann

Evaluating the EU’s Horizon 2020 and designing FP9

August 28, 2016

Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Norway and Denmark publish reports giving input
to the EU’s Horizon 2020 in 2018-20

As input to the work programme of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 for the period 2018-20 and the next framework programme FP9 – Norwegian and Danish authorities have published their recommendations.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160824150000543

Povl Tiedemann
August 2016

Can the Danish miracle in world-class research endure?

August 27, 2016

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The factors behind Denmark’s position as a leading producer of high-class scientific research are discussed in a report and conference comparing data from Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, with the warning that future success cannot be guaranteed without recruitment of new talent, continuing international collaboration and maintaining an innovative research culture.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160818155407975

Povl Tiedemann
August 2016

University rankings ignore teaching

August 26, 2016

By John Kelly – in University World News.

Global rankings put too much emphasis on research and are undermining universities’ key educational mission.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160816123921417

Povl Tiedemann
August 2016

Experiment tests new ways to measure HE quality

August 25, 2016

By Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education – in University World News.

The US Department of Education has chosen four computer coding boot camps and the global conglomerate General Electric to take part in an experiment partly using unaccredited providers to supply higher education but also employing some very unusual quality assurance providers to measure quality.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160817210047763

Povl Tiedemann
August 2016

UK warned of risks in growing private higher education

August 24, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The growth of private higher education provision, especially via for-profit providers, requires better regulation to reduce the “often considerable” risk to students, according to a six-country study.
It warns that there is little evidence that opening up higher education to more private providers, as proposed in the United Kingdom, will improve the quality of provision.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160817122714932

Povl Tiedemann
August 2016

European Union Faces Another Year of Living Dangerously

August 23, 2016

By Douglas Webber – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Beware – the European Union is not set in stone. It can disintegrate.

The U.K.’s vote to leave the EU is the biggest blow in the union’s history. However, the withdrawal of the U.K. or any member is by no means its only existential threat. On a single day in July, not 10 days after the Brexit vote, Italy threatened to defy Brussels and bail out the country’s banks; the European Commission threatened to sanction Spain and Portugal for running budget deficits above EU-imposed ceilings; and France threatened to stop applying an EU directive on seconded workers …. Disintegration threatens on all sides:
-horizontal (by the withdrawal of existing members);
-sectoral (by the collapse of common policies);
-vertical (the loss of power and authority to national governments)….

http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/european-union-faces-another-year-of-living-dangerously-4868?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=c5b10e9cd5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-c5b10e9cd5-250174109

Povl Tiedemann
August 2016

Science talent to leave UK post-Brexit, survey warns

August 22, 2016

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

A survey of academics in the United Kingdom has found that some world-class scientists have already turned down posts at universities in the UK since the referendum in June that voted in favour of Britain leaving the European Union and one in five were planning to leave UK research posts, citing Brexit as the reason.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160810130802117

Povl Tiedemann
August 2016


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