Archive for September, 2010

Lifelong Learning Certification – EFMD / EQUAL Guidelines completed.

September 19, 2010

Continued executive education has gained momentum – from short courses offered by various local consultancy agencies – to certificate, diploma and masters degrees launched by high end internationally oriented institutions, business schools and universities – developed, offered and maintained on research basis.

However, compared with the established degree systems, these initiatives are not fully included in the credit and certification system as stipulated in the Bologna initiative.

EFMD – European Foundation for Management Development, and EQUAL has completed a project to establish a set of Guidelines for these measures based on the project process document formulated by the EQUAL Board working group Povl Tiedemann, Danish Business Economists and Stephen Watson, AACSB.

Check:

http://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/downloadables/equal_lifelong_learning_guidelines.pdf

The project is in line with the Bologna Process and Professional Qualifications initiative as highlighted by EUA European University Association.

Check:

http://www.eua.be//eua-work-and-policy-area/building-the-european-higher-education-area/bologna-and-professional-qualifications.aspx

Povl Tiedemann

September 2010

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International students stay on as migrants

September 1, 2010

By Yojana Sharma – University World News

Rich countries have brought in measures to encourage international students to stay and work, with this becoming an increasingly important route to high-skilled migration, according to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – OECD

Check: Full report on the University World News site

Povl Tiedemann

September 2010

New code to promote academic honesty

September 1, 2010

 By Yojana Sharma – University World News.

New international guidelines and a voluntary code on research integrity are being drawn up as a result of consultations at the Second World Conference on Scientific Integrity held in Singapore on 21-24 July.

Check:  Full report on the University World News site

Povl Tiedemann

September 2010

China – PhD quantity surpasses quality

September 1, 2010

From University World News.

With a rapid increase in the number of Chinese graduates enrolling in PhD programmes in the past decade, it seems the quality of education doctoral students receive is falling short, writes He Dan for the official agency Xinhua.

China replaced the United States to become the world’s top producer of doctorate holders in 2008, according to an Asia Times report. However, about 70% of employers complain that employees who hold PhDs show little innovation in their work, according to a recent survey.

The survey, which interviewed 1,392 PhD candidates, degree holders, professors and employers, found several flaws in postgraduate education, especially PhD programmes, in the country.

Check:  Full report on Xinhaunet website

Povl Tiedemann

August 2010

Paper check system to prevent plagiarism created in China.

September 1, 2010

From University World News

A university term paper checking system has been developed in China by its second largest computer producer, TsinghuaTongfang, to prevent plagiarism among college students, the Beijing-based China Youth Daily reported last week.

Check: More on the University World News site

Povl Tiedemann

August 2010