Archive for October, 2014

Rethinking the MBA for the Future

October 31, 2014

From EFMD Blog – We Share.

Giselle Weybrecht has been posting one short idea a day as a brainstorming exercise towards creating more sustainable leaders. It was exploring all aspects of the business school ranging from curriculum and research to partnership and campus activities. The 100 days were in the Summer 2014. Now Giselle is posting 10 short summary points bringing together the main themes.

Check:

http://www.efmd.org/index.php/blog/view/124-rethinking-the-mba-for-the-future

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

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Fees have little effect, says nine-country study

October 30, 2014

By Mike Teece – in University World News.

A study of changes in higher education financing in nine European countries that included the impact of higher student fees, has uncovered little evidence of a fall-off in demand resulting from universities charging students more.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=201410231109534

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Fees debate obscures purpose of higher education

October 29, 2014

By Erin Nordal – in University World News.

Rising tuition fees are turning students into consumers and teachers into customer service providers. This dilutes the quality of higher education, goes against its very purpose and excludes large sectors of society who cannot afford the debt studying might entail.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2014102217553696

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Tertiary Education – Earnings and Costs – Details from OECD Education at a Glance 2014

October 28, 2014

Tertiary education: The gift that keeps on giving.

By Angel Gurría – in University World News.

The data on earnings in Education at a Glance 2014 point to a widening gap between the educational ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.

Across OECD countries, the difference in income from employment between adults without upper secondary education and those with a tertiary degree continues to grow.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141023133436742

http://www.oecd.org/edu/eag.htm

Check further findings and focal points concerning The cost of getting a higher education degree from Education at a Glance:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/specialreports/index.php?action=view&report=62

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Confucius institutes – severing ties

October 27, 2014

By Sharon Bernstein for Reuters – In University World News.

Two universities cut ties with Confucius institutes

A second major American university in a week (39) is severing ties with China’s government-funded Confucius institutes, which critics call a propaganda arm wrapped in culture and language education, writes Sharon Bernstein for Reuters.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141002215020246

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-second-us-university-cuts-ties-with-chinas-confucius-institute-2014-10#ixzz3EyGpclRQ

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Foreign student scholarships spark anger as fees rise – in China

October 26, 2014

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Some 300,000 foreigners are studying in China, but their privileged treatment has sparked anger among locals.

A new plan to lure foreign students with generous scholarships by China’s eastern Jiangsu province, host to a number of foreign branch campuses, has sparked anger in the province over resources being directed towards “wealthy foreigners” while Chinese students struggle with a rising fee burden.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141023121039305

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Universities to get more autonomy – in China

October 25, 2014

From Global Times – in University World News.

China’s top education authorities have approved new regulations for nine top universities, which seek to increase their autonomy, while observers have expressed concern about their effectiveness, reports Global Times.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141017114724313

http://www.ecns.cn/2014/10-10/137626.shtml

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Reinventing the MBA in a commoditizing market

October 24, 2014

By Ralf Boscheck, IMD Professor – In IMD News.

Recent data published by GMAC, the organizer of the GMAT MBA admissions test, paint a disturbing picture:

-globally, full-time MBA applications numbers are flattening;
-interest in specialized master programs is growing and
-competition among FT Top 40 MBA programs for top GMAT +600 applicants is heating up.

In addition, reputable MBA providers are offering low-cost, MOOCs-based programs…

Check:

http://www.imd.org/news/Reinventing-the-MBA-in-a-Commoditizing-Market.cfm?&MRK_CMPG_SOURCE=webletter-issue08-14&utm_source=DM&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=webletter-issue08-14

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Trends in public funding to universities in Europe

October 23, 2014

From EUA Newsletter 17.

EUA 2014 Public Funding Observatory outlines trends in public funding to universities in Europe.

At EUA’s Funding Forum held last week (41) at the University of Bergamo, EUA presented the 2014 edition of its Public Funding Observatory report, which monitors the impact of the economic crisis on universities and identifies trends in public funding to higher education institutions across Europe since 2008.

Check:

http://eua.be/News/14-10-16/EUA_2014_Public_Funding_Observatory_outlines_trends_in_public_funding_to_universities_in_Europe.aspx

http://eua.be/Libraries/Governance_Autonomy_Funding/PFO_analysis_2014_final.sflb.ashx

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

Check University World News Report:

Stakeholders discuss university funding futures

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141015213207627

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

Higher education and the post-2015 development goals

October 22, 2014

By Wachira Kigotho – in University World News.

In a new briefing report, UNESCO has identified tertiary education as a fundamental element towards progress in each of 16 proposed post-2015 global sustainable development goals.

The report highlights how higher education can reduce poverty, improve health, empower women and protect the environment.

“The evidence is unequivocal: education saves and transforms lives,” said UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140925153653680

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002296/229603E.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014