Archive for September, 2014

Researcher Mobility Challenges

September 30, 2014

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

Progress problems with researcher mobility in Europe.

There has been significant progress in alleviating obstacles to mobility for researchers in Europe – but advances have been uneven and challenges remain in some countries in the areas of recruitment, researcher skills, working conditions and career opportunities – says a Deloitte Consulting report prepared for the European Commission.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140926115227742

Check additionally:

Tenure – Pros and Cons
http://www.povltiedemann.wordpress.com/2014-09-16/tenure/

International visiting scholars – An underused resource
http://www.povltiedemann.wordpress.com/2014-09-29/international-visiting-scholars/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

International visiting scholars – An underused resource

September 29, 2014

By Yukiko Shimmi – in University World News.

Little attention has been paid to international visiting scholars and their potential role in internationalisation – from making international connections to internationalising teaching and learning.

…International visiting scholars are scientists and professors who attend universities in other countries to engage temporarily in research or teaching, while also maintaining affiliation and position at their home universities and returning after the visiting period ends. They usually have doctoral degrees or are professionally trained…

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140924081517506

Check additionally:

Tenure – Pros and Cons
http://www.povltiedemann.wordpress.com/2014-09-16/tenure/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

Application Trends Survey Report from GMAC

September 28, 2014

From the EFMD Blog – We Share.

GMAC’s Newest Research Study: The 2014 Application Trends Survey Report

The GMAC 2014 Application Trends Survey Report (released 25th September 2014) is based on data from a record-breaking total of 748 programs from 314 universities in 32 countries around the globe participating in the study.

This includes 469 MBA programs, 259 specialized business master’s (non-MBA) programs—which represent 35 percent of respondents—and 20 doctoral programs. The key findings include…

Check:

http://www.efmd.org/index.php/blog/view/627-gmac-s-newest-research-study-the-2014-application-trends-survey-report

http://www.gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/market-research/gmac-surveys/application-trends-survey.aspx

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

The gaokao – The test where time stands still – in China

September 27, 2014

By John Richard Schrock – in University World News.

Police cars blocked the street, parked front bumper to back bumper, forming a barricade to traffic. Five blocks ahead, a similar barricade prevented any oncoming traffic.

I had told my taxi driver “Yangling High School” and we had arrived, to an eerie quiet. This was the week of the gaokao, the most critical time in the life of Chinese youth.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140612091916875

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

Internet neutrality – by EDUCAUSE

September 26, 2014

From International Association of Universities (IAU) E-Bulletin – Vol. 11,

EDUCAUSE has joined other leading higher education and library associations in proposing neutrality principles for the Internet.

These are addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use in developing new regulations that guarantee an “open Internet”.

Check:

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EPO1305_1.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

Internationalisation of students

September 25, 2014

Internationalising students in the home country.

From International Association of Universities (IAU) E-Bulletin – Vol. 11.

NUFFIC has published a report providing input for a new vision on internationalisation to inform and advise the Ministry.

It also provides insight into the potential of internationalisation in terms of developing the international and intercultural competencies of higher education students in the home country, also referred to as internationalisation at home.

Check:

http://www.nuffic.nl/bibliotheek/internationalisation-at-home-management-summary.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

Fallacies about Knowledge Management

September 24, 2014

By Santiago Iniguez – in Linkedin Pulse.

Today, knowledge is probably the highest valued asset of companies. Since the time Peter Drucker used the expression “knowledge workers” to refer to the profile of the majority of modern employees, a good deal of research and consultancy has centered on the phenomenon of how in companies, knowledge is generated, shared and exploited and diffused to society at large.

Check:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140922085352-557690-fallacies-about-knowledge-management?trk=mp-reader-card

https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/557690?trk=pulse-det-athr_posts

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

Hidden Competences

September 23, 2014

From International Association of Universities (IAU) E-Bulletin – Vol. 11.

CIMO, together with a Helsinki-based think tank (DEMOS Helsinki), has published the report Hidden Competences.

It summarises the findings of a project that examined how Finnish employers rated the skills and knowledge acquired through international experiences in recruitment.

While language skills, cultural knowledge and tolerance have often been understood to be the basis of international competences, three new factors were now recognized:

-productivity,
-resilience and
-curiosity.

Check:

http://www.cimo.fi/instancedata/prime_product_julkaisu/cimo/embeds/cimowwwstructure/32427_Faktaa_1_2014_Hidden_Competences.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

Industry and Education – EU publication

September 23, 2014

From International Association of Universities (IAU) E-Bulletin – Vol. 11.

The European Commission has published Measuring the impact of university-business cooperation.

The report presents two approaches that can be used to assess university-business cooperation in the field of education for project planning and for the assessment of investment proposals.

Check:

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/2014/20140604-cooperation_en.htm

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014

Concept of Excellence in HE and Quality must be focus of post-2015 development agenda

September 22, 2014

From International Association of Universities (IAU) E-Bulletin – Vol. 11.

ENQA has published The Concept of Excellence in Higher Education. This report provides the various approaches that describe, evaluate and define the concept of excellence in higher education and includes recommendations on how this concept could be applied in the context of the work of quality agencies.

Check:

http://www.enqa.eu/indirme/papers-and-reports/occasional-papers/ENQA%20Excellence%20WG%20Report_The%20Concept%20of%20Excellence%20in%20Higher%20Education.pdf

Check also from University World News:

Quality must be focus of post-2015 development agenda
http://www.povltiedemann.wordpress.com/2014-06-15/quality-must-be-focus/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2014