Archive for January, 2015

China’s Innovation on the Rise

January 30, 2015

From Science at Thomson Reuters.

China’s IQ (Innovation Quotient): Patenting, In Depth

The ascent of China as a global economic and technological power has made for a constant (and constantly striking) story in recent years.

The nation’s progress has frequently been marked in Thomson Reuters reports—most recently, in the 2014 edition of the Top 100 Global Innovators, in which, for the first time, a China-based firm made the list of the world’s most innovative organizations.

Check:

http://sciencewatch.com/articles/chinas-iq-innovation-quotient-patenting-depth?elq=7fa16ae778c242c18f96b5f2a221359a&elqCampaignId=10661

http://top100innovators.com/

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

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The 100 most international universities in the world 2015

January 28, 2015

By Chris Parr – in Times Higher Education.

A university’s international outlook matters. How can an institution expect to attract the very highest calibre of staff and students if it fails to look beyond its own national borders?

Check:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/the-100-most-international-universities-in-the-world-2015/2018125.fullarticle

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/chris-parr/1185.bio

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

Without values the academy risks anarchy

January 26, 2015

By Diana Jane Beech – in University World News.

Academia used to be about community values, but the move to a more commercial, individualistic form of higher education has undermined those values and led to an egotistical, bullying culture,

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150113135423805

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

Competition between universities can spark innovation

January 25, 2015

Competition can generate innovation and change.

By Sean Gallagher – in University World News.

Innovation in higher education promises to be a prominent theme again in 2015 as a range of market forces continues to impact on universities.

While various Silicon Valley entrepreneurs view universities as an endangered species at risk of being “disrupted”, the global market for higher education remains generally robust.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150121093519115

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

More Harmonization Beyond Bologna Required

January 24, 2015

From WES-WENR publication.

More harmonization of higher education systems across the European Union may be needed if its universities are to continue to compete on the global stage, speakers at a recent conference have claimed.

Check:

http://wenr.wes.org/2014/12/wenr-december-2014-europe/

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

The World’s Most Talent Ready Countries, 2014 – INSEAD Knowledge

January 23, 2015

By Paul Evans and Bruno Lanvin – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Talent is moving around the world faster than ever before. Countries that remain open to it are building a competitive edge.

Check:
http://knowledge.insead.edu/talent-management/the-worlds-most-talent-ready-countries-2014-3796#KfizoTYOjidUXXuT.99

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

Business School Accreditation facing challenges

January 22, 2015

Challenges facing Business School accreditation

By Michael Osbaldeston – in EFMD Global Focus.

Business schools have been among the most successful higher education institutions of the last 50 years. Yet they face many serious challenges, as Michael Osbaldeston explains, have deep implications for accreditation bodies.

Check:

https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/GF/2014-issue3/Issue_3_2014_accreditation.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

The value of a degree in the marketplace

January 21, 2015

By Geoff Maslen – in University World News.

Around the world, more than 80% of tertiary-educated people are employed compared with less than 60% of those who did not complete a secondary education.

Citizens with higher qualifications have the highest rates of employment.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150114150046889

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

University-employer links boost graduate employability

January 20, 2015

Findings by King’s College London – in University World News.

New analysis has highlighted ex plicit links between employer engagement with higher education institutions, the enhancement of teaching and learning, and students’ employability.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150117072732644

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015

Excellence schemes ‘should be risk-taking’: EUA

January 19, 2015

By Nic Mitchell – i University World News.

The European University Association, or EUA, has called on higher education institutions to foster ‘risk-taking’ in their approach to ‘Excellence’ initiatives, in a new report examining ten national schemes across the continent.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150109073930538

Povl Tiedemann
January 2015