Archive for January, 2014

Interconnected knowledge and the research university

January 28, 2014

By Richard H. Brodhead president of Duke University – in University World News

What is a research university, and what value can it offer to society?

Last October, the associations of leading academic institutions in the United States, Europe, Australia and China attempted to answer this question.

Their document, called the Hefei Statement, is a powerful piece of thinking, remarkable for its depth of reflection on the function and value of research universities.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140122125344982

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

Islamisation interrupts study at top university

January 28, 2014

From University World News

The Pakistan studies lecturer is in mid-flow when his students stand and rush for the door – his class interrupted yet again by the call to prayer, reports Zee News.

“They won’t come back for at least 30 minutes and some of them even decide not to return to class,” said Sajjad Akhtar, gathering his notes and sitting down to wait for his students to return.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140123192240438

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

EFMD – Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow’s Businesses

January 26, 2014

By Thomas Malnight and Tracey Keys – in EFMD Global Focus Vol 07 issue 03

The world is changing so fundamentally that business leaders who act as if the old rules still apply will find themselves and their organisations side lined or overtaken completely.

Check:
https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/Blog/GFOCT/Issue__3_2013_tomorrowsleaders.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

Global dialogue declaration on international education

January 23, 2014

International HE associations call for global equity

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News

Twenty-four international education organisations from across the world – including the giants in America and Europe and groups from Mexico and Japan, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America – gathered in South Africa last week for a first inclusive Global Dialogue.

They forged a declaration that stressed mutual benefit and development and a more equitable and ethical global higher education agenda, and agreed on actions to take the goals forward.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140118132339578

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

Eurydice student mobility report throws up surprises

January 21, 2014

By Peta Lee – in University World News

There appears much to be learned from the publication last week of Eurydice’s first ever report outlining and scoring European Union member states’ policies to encourage higher education students to spend part of their studies abroad.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140117144244404

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/thematic_reports/162EN.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

International strategy aims to double foreign students (Canada)

January 19, 2014

By Keith Nuthall – in University World News

Canada’s higher education sector has welcomed the country’s first comprehensive International Education Strategy – released by the government last week – that aims, among other things, to double the number of foreign students.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140118132700533

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

Multiple benefits of international students – Survey (Germany)

January 19, 2014

By Michael Gardner – in University World News

International students appear to have significant positive impacts on host institutions and countries as well as on host economies, according to a survey commissioned by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD.

The German results were compared to those of The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and Spain.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140116132626661

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

Europe’s higher education crystal ball gazing

January 17, 2014

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News

A post-crisis future for European universities?

From the onward march of internationalisation to the fight by academics and students against cuts to their funding, 2013 proved to be a year of rapid change for higher education.

But what does the 2014 crystal ball predict for Europe, the birthplace of universities and a continent slowly emerging from economic crisis?

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140109094631581

http://www.eua.be/eua-work-and-policy-area/governance-autonomy-and-funding/public-funding-observatory-tool.aspx

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

2013 Top 100 Global Innovators – By Thomson Reuters

January 16, 2014

From Science Watch Subscriber Highlights:

Who were the 100 most innovative companies in the world in 2013?

Check:

http://top100innovators.com/?elq=2870d20716d04dd6a358586e9a213312&elqCampaignId=8208

Check also from September blogpost:

The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2013 – By INSEAD Knowledge

By Hal Gregersen, Senior Affiliate Professor at INSEAD, and Jeff Dyer, Professor at Brigham Young University

The world’s most innovative companies enjoy a premium on their share price. Holding onto it depends on the flexibility of top-level management to encourage new ideas across the organisation.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/innovation/entrepreneurship/the-worlds-most-innovative-companies-2013-2596?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=9c0f0662ca-INSEAD_Knowledge_September_Newsletter9_5_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-9c0f0662ca-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014

IMD – Criterion of the Month – Over Educated?

January 15, 2014

By Stephane Garelli, Professor, Director, IMD’s World Competitiveness Center

Most countries complain that “under education” is a major hindrance to their competitiveness.

The latest PISA report conducted by the OECD outlines again the strong performance of Korea, part of China, Switzerland and Finland on students achievement in sciences. The criterion of this month corroborates the same trends, although taking a wider scope on education and competitiveness.

But could “better” be an issue? Are we now – sometimes – overeducating the next generation?

Check:
http://www.imd.org/wcc/criterion-of-the-month/

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IMD – Criterion of the Month (September 2013)
A recovery? So what? / Resilience of the economy

“We are moving from rescue to recovery” recently said George Osborne the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. And there are signs that, this fall, the world economy might be slightly improving; a bit faster in the US and the UK than in continental Europe.

Check: http://www.imd.org/wcc/criterion-of-the-month/

Povl Tiedemann
January 2014