Regional strategy needed to counter homogenisation

February 18, 2018

By Ann M Brewer – in University World News.

Global rankings can contribute to a one-size-fits-all approach to higher education, blocking the path to innovation and discouraging distinctive characteristics. A regional strategy is a better response in a transnational environment, providing a balance between the extremes of ‘global’ and ‘multinational’ approaches.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180209093548489

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

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Hong Kong’s higher education – 20 years after handover

February 17, 2018

By Gerard A Postiglione – in University World News.

Much of Hong Kong’s higher education success in the past 20 years – it arguably developed more world-class universities than any other city – has been due to confidence in the autonomy of universities and an openness to new ideas. But will that last?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180131091505692

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Student mobility – Rise or Fall …

February 16, 2018

‘Sharp drop’ expected in global student mobility growth

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Global outbound student mobility will suffer over the next decade as countries invest more domestically in developing their own higher education provision, according to forecasts in a new British Council research report, which warns of “massive, speedy” change.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180209120222866

International UG applications break 100,000 barrier – in UK

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

A jump in undergraduate (UG) applications from European Union countries and a steep rise in non-EU applications have brought the total over 100,000 for the first time, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has reported. The rises may be fuelled by a last-minute rush to beat Brexit and by a weaker pound.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180210043351644

Fall in number of international students – in US

By Rebecca Trager for Chemistry World – in University World News.

Applications by international graduates to study in the United States have fallen for the first time in more than a decade, according to new data from the Council of Graduate Schools. In another first for the last 10 years, the number of new graduates joining US universities from overseas has also fallen.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180210064335297

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Graduates from foreign universities are coming home – to China

February 15, 2018

By Luke Kelly for Forbes – in University World News.

Where it was once inevitable that those who left to study at prestigious foreign universities would remain on distant shores for years, China’s graduates are now answering the call of home more than ever before – and many are turning down lucrative careers on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley in favour of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180203055444974

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Spanning the Boundaries That Limit Organisational Innovativeness

February 13, 2018

By Yves Doz – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Managers must bridge across their firms’ geographic, cultural and institutional diversity to gain a unique competitive advantage.

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https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/spanning-the-boundaries-that-limit-organisational-innovativeness-8371?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=d540740e0e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-d540740e0e-250174109

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February 2018

Can international scholarships lead to social change?

February 12, 2018

By Robin Marsh – in University World News.

More evidence needed that international scholarships do indeed lead to social change

International scholarship programmes in higher education have been around for some time, but until recently there has been little focus on documenting and analysing their ability to break down barriers and foster long-term social change. More and better evidence is needed.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180130135416862

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

How can higher education bring socially-just change?

February 11, 2018

By Carolyn Muriel Shields – in University World News.

The transformative leadership series published by University World News in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation started a critically important dialogue, which needs developing, about how universities can broaden their focus from trying to be ‘best in the world’ to helping to create ‘the best world’ for everyone.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180110124649433

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

International Relations and Signals of Change in International Education

February 10, 2018

By Jason E. Lane, State University of New York – in WES / WENR, February 2018.

How has political turbulence affected the use of higher education as a tool for soft power and statecraft, and what’s the impact on cross-border education? A top researcher weighs in.

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https://wenr.wes.org/2018/02/international-relations-signals-of-change-in-international-education?utm_campaign=WENR&utm_source=WENR-monthly-02-06-18&utm_medium=email&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldJeVl6SmtNR1UyT0dReiIsInQiOiI1Z1lPcUdUWmlrcFFoUWlHSHpXWXQyajU5Q29ibTJ3WHZ4ejYzM0dqOUVPR29RZnlDMWN6NUFkTVl0M1NPTVJ0NUJtQnFjRnNIQnBCZGNCR3owazBDWXJURW4ySUMzVDJ6YVFKXC9JMWhpTzhJS3ZLVnBKXC94T1FvbEtnK3JpVUNBIn0%3D

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Sustainable Development Goals: a New Framework for the Future of International Higher Education?

February 9, 2018

By Eva Egron-Polak, International Association of Universities – in WES / WENR, February 2018.

The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer an opportunity to define how universities and others can extend the goals of international education beyond mere mobility.

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https://wenr.wes.org/2018/02/sustainable-development-goals-a-new-framework-for-the-future-of-international-higher-education?utm_campaign=WENR&utm_source=WENR-monthly-02-06-18&utm_medium=email&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldJeVl6SmtNR1UyT0dReiIsInQiOiI1Z1lPcUdUWmlrcFFoUWlHSHpXWXQyajU5Q29ibTJ3WHZ4ejYzM0dqOUVPR29RZnlDMWN6NUFkTVl0M1NPTVJ0NUJtQnFjRnNIQnBCZGNCR3owazBDWXJURW4ySUMzVDJ6YVFKXC9JMWhpTzhJS3ZLVnBKXC94T1FvbEtnK3JpVUNBIn0%3D

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Academic freedom versus Chinese interests

February 8, 2018

Dutch branch campus shelved over academic freedom fears

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

The University of Groningen in the Netherlands has shelved plans to establish a branch campus in China, a joint venture with China Agricultural University, Beijing, due to insufficient support among staff and students in the Groningen university council, where concerns were raised over academic freedom.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180130135833257

Parliament told China is trying to influence campuses – in Australia

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Organisations that promote the Chinese government’s official view, including on foreign affairs, and seek to limit academic freedom are present on almost all Australian university campuses and in many scientific organisations, and are used as an extension of the Communist Party abroad, according to a submission to Australia’s parliament.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180131131451367

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018