Archive for May, 2014

What Makes a Good Chairman?

May 31, 2014

By Stanislav Shekshnia, Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Good chairs know whom they are accountable to and it’s not shareholders or employees.

“I am a member of the founding family, but I know that as a chairman I work for the company, for its long-term sustainable development, not for the family. I am aware of the family’s interests, I take them into account as I do the interests of other stakeholders, but I put the company’s interests first” – Recent comment from a programme participant.
Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/corporate-governance/what-makes-a-good-chairman-3346

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

Plan to increase research at national universities (in Russia)

May 30, 2014

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

The government is aiming to improve the position of Russian science in the global arena by accelerating research activities at national universities.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140522182157898

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

The Future of Social Media ROI: From Likes to Relational Metrics

May 30, 2014

David Dubois, Assistant Professor, INSEAD – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Measuring the success of social media interactions cannot be done using traditional ROI metrics. The nature of the communication channels involved requires a brand new approach.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/marketing-advertising/the-future-of-social-media-roi-from-likes-to-relational-metrics-3290?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=5fffcfa69a-29_May_mailer5_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-5fffcfa69a-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

Moving past denial in open access publishing

May 29, 2014

By Andrea Hacker – in University World News.

The humanities and social sciences are more resistant to open access publishing than the sciences for a variety of reasons.

But academics in these fields need to ask the question: what is the purpose of publication? Is it about personal prestige and promotion or widening access to knowledge?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140522104843295

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

Research funders announce open access policies (in China)

May 28, 2014

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

China’s top science funding agencies – the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China – have issued new open access policies on research in a move to make research widely available.

The academy said open access would “facilitate knowledge dissemination and accelerate the globalisation of science”.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140522121856313
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20130321092212273

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

U-Multirank launched and operating

May 27, 2014

‘U-Multirank’ online ranking tool launched in Brussels

From EUA Newsletter 10 – 2014

On 13 May the “U-Multirank” online tool was officially launched at a press conference held in Brussels.

Developed on the initiative of the European Commission by a consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) and the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente, U-Multirank is presented as a new global university ranking which aims to compare the performance of universities but also ranks institutions in selected academic fields: in 2014 the fields are business studies, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/News/14-05-22/U-Multirank_online_ranking_tool_launched_in_Brussels.aspx

New global university ranking launched – U-Multirank

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

The latest major global university ranking, U-Multirank, was launched in Brussels earlier this month.

With more than 850 higher education institutions of various types from 70 countries compared over 30 indicators – and 5,000 study programmes and 60,000 students surveyed – Europe’s answer to the ‘big three’ rankings says it is also the world’s biggest.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140514061139715
http://www.umultirank.org/#!/home?trackType=home&section=entrance

Check initial presentation via:

http://www.povltiedemann.wordpress.com

issued on February 3, 2013.

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

Demand for professional management doctorates grows

May 26, 2014

By Peta Lee – in University World News.

There is a growing trend towards professional doctorates in management, with the majority being offered in Europe (42%), North America (28%) and Asia (22%).

Interestingly, most of the PhDs have been founded in the past 10 years, with more than half of them in Europe.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140507145246893

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

Selected papers from the 8th European Quality Assurance Forum published

May 25, 2014

From EUA Newsletter 10 – 2014.

The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) has been organised by the E4 Group (ENQA, ESU, EUA, and EURASHE) since 2006.

The last Forum in 2013, held at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, showed once again that quality assurance professionals derive significant benefits from meeting and exchanging ideas with their colleagues from various national and organisational backgrounds.

At the Forum, participants from approximately 50 countries explored how both individuals and organisations can better understand the role that quality assurance plays in their daily lives, get involved and work together.

In the discussions, there was a particular emphasis on the concept of “quality culture” and the importance of fostering attitudes and values.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/News/14-05-22/Collection_of_selected_papers_from_the_8th_European_Quality_Assurance_Forum_published.aspx

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

Universities begin preparing for sweeping reforms (in Denmark)

May 24, 2014

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Danish universities are preparing for extensive changes now that the Productivity Commission and the Quality Commission have delivered their reports.

Higher Education and Science Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen told higher education officials that among other things she wants a focus on quality, new ways of teaching using new technology and more employable graduates.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140508183343728

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014

The end of academic journal editors?

May 23, 2014

By Jüri Allik, professor at the University of Tartu in Estonia – in University World News.

Electronic publishing and open access means the role of editors at the big journals could soon become obsolete, especially if scientists team up with computer programmers to devise an easy way to find self-published articles.

The model of scientific publishing where the reader pays for the costs of publishing seems abnormal. It is clear that new knowledge is mainly beneficial to the public. As most science is done with the taxpayer’s money, it would be expected that all scientific results achieved with such support must be publicly available.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140507084205950

Povl Tiedemann
May 2014