Archive for February, 2012

Leading Chinese Schools sign the “Shanghai Joint Agreement”

February 23, 2012

From EFMD newsletter No. 8:

International accreditation has been one of the most important strategies for Chinese business schools in their push to go global.

Currently 11 business schools in China have been accredited by EQUIS and the first programme to receive EPAS accreditation has been recently announced.

Both accreditations (that are managed by EFMD) have brought value, insight, quality improvement and quality assurance to the Chinese market.

Check:

http://www.efmd.org/index.php/blog/view/125-leading-chinese-schools-sign-the-shanghai-joint-agreement

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

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Chinese private universities multiply to meet demand

February 22, 2012

From University World News

By Sarah Butrymowicz for The Washington Post:

Hundreds of private colleges and universities have opened in China in the past decade in response to soaring demand for higher education.

The private institutions offer millions of students a no-frills education and a better shot at a paycheck after graduation as China continues its quest to gain influence in the world economy.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120218082511995

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/98649/7315789.html

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

University autonomy in Europe – EUA launch of online survey instrument

February 17, 2012

From recent EUA release:

EUA has launched an interactive online tool which enables users to view and compare comprehensive data on university autonomy in 26 European countries.

On this website (www.university-autonomy.eu) a wide range of users now have access to detailed information on the current state of university autonomy in Europe. Through interactive visualisations that cover four broad autonomy dimensions and 38 autonomy indicators users are able to study their own higher education system and compare it with others. When clicking on a specific country (flag), they will be presented with an ‘at a glance’ system profile and data on each autonomy indicator for that country. Users can also view autonomy rankings, based on scores that were calculated for each higher education system and autonomy dimension.

The new tool is based on data collected by EUA (from its collective members, the national rectors’ conferences) for its recent Autonomy Scorecard study (November 2011). This study included a series of scorecards which rate and rank 28 European higher education systems in four dimensions of institutional autonomy: organisational, financial, staffing and academic.

The tool is the final part of the two-year Autonomy Scorecard project, supported by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The project has been carried out in conjunction with EUA’s project partners, which include the German Rectors’ Conference, Universities Denmark, the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

To access the interactive online tool, click here.

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

Fraud in international education – The tip of the iceberg?

February 16, 2012

By Dr. Daniel Guhr

Until recently, it has been easy to ignore the impact of fraud on international education given that little systematic data exists on its breadth and pervasiveness.

In addition, raising the issue of fraud is hardly a promising way to gain tenure or to impress a lawmaker who is interested in maximising national income from international students.

But once comprehensively surveyed, the magnitude and reach of fraud is becoming clear.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120210094015109

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

Peter Lorange update on Marketing and Finance

February 11, 2012

Check news circulation from Peter Lorange – Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich:

Konrad Hummler, Bank Wegelin, confirmed his participation as Keynote Speaker in the 4th Zurich Business Forum – do not miss this exciting possibility to get the latest information about marketing and finance.

Registration:

http://www.lorange.org/en/module/zbf/4th-zurich-business-forum-marketing-and-finance

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

A new role for ‘old world’ universities

February 9, 2012

By Helena Nazare

European higher education has undergone huge transformations in the last decade, including the economic crisis.

To deal with a rapidly changing world, universities need to respond to regional economic needs while being globally competitive and promoting multidisciplinary approaches to worldwide challenges.

Above all, they need to be independent.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120131165430961

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

EFMD – Are universities socially responsible?

February 5, 2012

Extracts from EFMD’s Global Focus volume 5 issue 3 2011. (60)

Yes they are says Marcin Geryk, who outlines his research into how and why they act as socially responsible neighbours.

The influence of a university should be ancillary to its long-term goal – the release of social capital, ie interactions based on the idea of co-operation taking place among people within society.

Are universities simply educational institutions or should they play a more significant role in society? Will stakeholders’ growing expectations cause universities to aim at improving their relations with their immediate environments?

Along with economic development, the growing intensity of globalisation has increased the expectations and requirements society holds towards organisations and all public or social and economic institutions.

Check:

http://www.efmd.org/global-focus/global-focus-magazine#2011-2011

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

IMD Competitiveness Landscapes

February 1, 2012

Check:

World Competitiveness Yearbook

Competitiveness Landscapes 2007-2011

Via:

https://www.worldcompetitiveness.com/OnLine/App/Index.htm

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

Danish Minister wants all students to take a study period abroad

February 1, 2012

By Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News

Morten Østergaard, Denmark’s minister for higher education, wants to see all Danish students taking a study period abroad, gathering knowledge and experience outside the country that will enable Denmark to succeed in global competition.

Østergaard told University World News that there is a long waiting list of students who want to go abroad.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120127100608776

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012

 

Study abroad – impact on the student self

February 1, 2012

By Dr Qing Gu, associate professor in the school of education at the University of Nottingham

The scope and complexity of internationalisation have expanded and deepened at an unprecedented pace over the past decade, fuelled by processes of economic, social and cultural globalisation and localisation.

The results of the International Association of Universities’ 3rd global survey showed that outgoing mobility for students, student exchanges and attracting international students continue to be the highest priority activities within institutional internationalisation policies.

Check:

http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/global-surveys

Povl Tiedemann

February 2012