Archive for December, 2014

2014 in review

December 29, 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Business Education Faces a Challenging and Disruptive Future

December 28, 2014

From the EFMD Blog – WE SHARE.

See the Future 2014 – By CarringtonCrisp.

Traditional business education models are being disrupted by technology, the introduction of MOOCs, market competition, university fees and increasingly demanding employer and employee needs, finds a wide-ranging new report called See the Future.

Check:

http://www.efmd.org/blog/view/682-business-education-faces-a-challenging-and-disruptive-future-finds-global-research

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

Employability Initiatives for Students

December 25, 2014

Universities and employability – Preparing for work
By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Around the world the number of graduates is growing, yet the ‘skills mismatch’ is also rising. A degree is no longer a guarantee of a good job, and fingers are being pointed at universities for failing to better prepare students for the real world and the expectations of employers.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141219090023218

Initiative to help graduates’ transition to workforce
By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Reeta Roy is president of the Toronto-based MasterCard Foundation, which has assets of over US$9 billion and more than 35 partnerships with universities and other organisations, funding programmes in areas such as microfinance and youth learning. One is the Youth Economic Participation Initiative with the global Talloires Network of engaged universities, which supports initiatives that help graduates’ transition to the workforce.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141219091731589

Education for youth employment through YEPI
By Munyaradzi Makoni – in University World News.

Since traditional teaching methods are no longer sufficient to educate students to meet the expectations of employers or the rigorous demands of an entrepreneurial career, preparing students for full participation in the economy is a daunting task across the world.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141218164143264

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

Networking Initiatives for Universities

December 23, 2014

University engagement networks go global
By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

National and regional groups of universities that promote community engagement have been increasing around the world – some of them at breakneck speed – while university engagement organisations are also connecting globally to learn from one another.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141218140250609

New platform for university engagement launched
By Munyaradzi Makoni – in University World News.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities launched a new initiative, the ACU Engage Community, at the Talloires Network Leaders Conference 2014. The platform will provide a forum to disseminate knowledge and project management skills among practitioners and share news about opportunities in community engagement.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141218123604862

Building community research partnerships worldwide
By Munyaradzi Makoni – in University World News.

Structures to facilitate research partnerships globally have been in existence for up to 150 years, but there is an uneven spread of models across a wider range of higher education institutions as new partnerships have emerged in recent years, a comparative study to identify challenges and propose solutions has revealed.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141219090615831

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

Uncomfortable questions in an era of student ‘consumers’

December 21, 2014

Teaching sensitive issues in an era of student consumers

By Pam Lowe – in University World News.

Can making students uncomfortable for the sake of learning survive in an era of student satisfaction?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=201412041357243

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

IMD World Talent Report 2014

December 19, 2014

By The IMD World Competitiveness Center.

IMD releases its 2014 World Talent Report – The brand new IMD World Talent Ranking assesses how well 60 countries meet corporate needs.

“…

The new ranking assesses a country’s ability to develop, attract and retain talent for companies that operate there. It reflects three key factors:

1. Investment and development in home-grown talent, reflecting a country’s public investment in education and the quality of its education system.
2. Appeal, reflecting a country’s ability to retain home-grown talent and attract talent from overseas.
3. Readiness, reflecting a country’s ability to fulfil market demands with its available talent pool.

…”

Check:

http://www.imd.org/news/IMD-releases-its-2014-World-Talent-Report.cfm

http://www.imd.org/wcc/news-talent-report/

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

Internationalising the curriculum and all learning

December 17, 2014

By Betty Leask – in University World News.

Internationalisation of the university curriculum should be focused on all students’ learning rather than just on inputs such as optional international modules.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141211101031828

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

Funding for Excellence – DEFINE Thematic Report

December 15, 2014

New EUA report analyses ‘Excellence’ funding schemes in Europe and their impact on universities.

From EUA Newsletter 21 – 2014.

EUA has published a new report that examines “excellence schemes”, public funding schemes which have as their main objective the fostering of excellence in the university sector, and their impact on universities in Europe.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/News/14-12-12/New_EUA_report_analyses_Excellence_funding_schemes_in_Europe_and_their_impact_on_universities.aspx

http://www.eua.be/Libraries/Publication/DEFINE_Funding_for_Excellence.sflb.ashx

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

Researcher Mobility Obstacles and Incentives

December 13, 2014

Obstacles and incentives to researcher mobility

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

A research study into mobility among European researchers has found that about half the researcher population had not been mobile during their careers.

A report of the study says that among the most important incentives for individual researcher mobility is career development.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141204125814913

http://www.nordforsk.org/no/publikasjoner/publications_container/crossing-borders-obstacles-and-incentives-to-researcher-mobility/view

http://www.nordforsk.org/no/publikasjoner/publications_container/crossing-borders-obstacles-and-incentives-to-researcher-mobility

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014

Time for new impetus in unifying European HE

December 12, 2014

New momentum and energy behind Bologna

By Que Anh Dang – in University World News.

The recent Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference aimed to inject new impetus into the process of unifying Europe’s higher education system and give new momentum to the European Higher Education Area.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20141204142250509

Povl Tiedemann
December 2014