Beijing Consensus on Artificial Intelligence and Education adopted

June 15, 2019

From IAU Lynx.

The Beijing Consensus on Artificial Intelligence and Education 2019 was adopted by UNESCO Member Countries as an outcome of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Education held in Beijing, China from 16 – 18 May 2019. It calls for the systematic integration of AI in education, leveraging AI to achieve SDG 4, and recommends actions to be taken by governments, international organisations and UNESCO.

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https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000368303

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

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Is inequality in internationalisation of HE on the rise?

June 14, 2019

By Giorgio Marinoni and Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Research shows that globally there has been a clear growth in the presence of a policy or strategy on internationalisation at higher education institutions and in teams or offices dedicated to it. Will this increase the divide between the haves and have nots?

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190605094134930

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

HE ‘bastions of openness’ lead in latest U-Multirank

June 13, 2019

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News.

Universities with an ‘open border’ outlook to international ties and collaboration with colleagues abroad were among the best performers in U-Multirank 2019, whose results are a ‘powerful antidote’ to the inward-looking narrow nationalism encouraged by politicians in many countries, the ranking project’s leaders said.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190603154439410

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

Preparing students to find work instead of a job

June 12, 2019

By Ron McGowan – in University World News.

Universities must give much more help to their graduates to succeed in today’s changing workplace. That means career counseling should focus more on developing the skills they need to be more entrepreneurial in their approach to finding work – as opposed to a traditional job.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190604153917351

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

Top universities in battle for world’s best researchers

June 8, 2019

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

Top Russian universities are accelerating their battle for the world’s best researchers, according to statements by representatives of leading universities and senior officials in the Ministry of Education and Science. This will be possible thanks to a boost in funding for the ‘5-100’ university development programme, recently approved by the government.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190531162355948

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

Switzerland and Australia top first OECD talent indicators

June 7, 2019

By William Saunderson-Meyer – in University World News.

The prosperity of nations is increasingly dependent on their ability to attract talented and skilled individuals from abroad. Countries compete for this pool by implementing benign migration policies, which for the first time the OECD has ranked in a just-published index. Switzerland and Australia lead in attractiveness, appearing in the top six in three talent categories of migrants – postgraduates, students and entrepreneurs.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2019052917190296

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

Universities bridge worlds of local culture and global ideas

June 5, 2019

By Grace Karram Stephenson – in University World News.

Universities offer a natural link between local culture and the global world of ideas. They can create campuses that draw together the local community as well as providing a space for global encounters. That is an important contribution in a divided world.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2019053008324811

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

The shape of global higher education – New report

June 3, 2019

By Janet Ilieva, Vangelis Tsiligiris and Pat Killingley – in University World News.

Higher education is bucking the nationalism trend, but in terms of development policy the focus has been on research. A more balanced approach which supports both teaching and research capacity could produce valuable improvements in key areas like equitable access to quality higher education.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190527124222217

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

Welcome to the international classroom of the future

June 2, 2019

By Nadine Burquel and Anja Busch – in University World News.

The internationalisation of higher education has opened up exciting opportunities for higher education institutions to make major transformations to their teaching and learning process.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190516094030872

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019

US must fund or surrender lead in science, task force says

June 1, 2019

By Brendan O’Malley – University World News.

Increased federal investments in scientific research and human capital are needed if the United States is to maintain its position as world leader in science, says a report by the Task Force on American Innovation; otherwise China is set to take top spot.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190518074406979

Povl Tiedemann
June 2019