Archive for March, 2015

How can Asia compete for international students?

March 31, 2015

By Rahul Choudaha – in University World News.

The traditional outward mobility of Asian students to Western destinations has received lot of attention. In contrast, the inward mobility of international students to Asia has remained on the sidelines.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150325124807470

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

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French Universities Perform Well in New Internationalization Ranking

March 30, 2015

From WENR / WES publication.

French institutions have performed particularly well in the second annual internationalization rankings from user-driven global higher education U-Multirank rankings, while all of the 27 of 237 institutions analyzed and achieving top scores are in Europe.

Check:

http://wenr.wes.org/2015/03/wenr-march-2015-europe/

http://meta.umultirank.org/

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

African enrolment expansion

March 29, 2015


Strategies to help fund university enrolment expansion

By Wachira Kigotho – in University World News.

African countries have been urged to explore creative tax strategies as one way to improve the financing of universities. Dr Patrick Awuah, founder of the private Ashesi University in Ghana, told the African Higher Education Summit that to raise Africa’s enrolment ratio from around 7% to 30% meant governments would have to spend 50 times more on the sector.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150320084838589

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

Managing the Digitalisation

March 28, 2015

Claiming our Humanity – Managing in the Digital Age.

By Richard Straub – in EFMD Blog.

The breathtaking and continuing exponential evolution of digital technology has the potential to making human lives better. Any human being can now communicate with any other human being at practically zero cost. Anyone can have almost instant access to any book or article ever published.

Check:

https://www.efmd.org/index.php/blog/view/757-richard-straub-claiming-our-humanity-managing-in-the-digital-age

Supplementary considerations: “Digital Dementia” via google…

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

The Path of an Exemplary Leader – Lee Kuan Yew

March 27, 2015

By Chris Howells – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Lee Kuan Yew’s farsighted vision, tenacity and ability to earn respect made him a globally renowned statesman and thought leader.

Lee Kuan Yew was a pragmatic realist who favoured logical problem solving over idealism. Singapore is his monument.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/the-path-of-an-exemplary-leader-3910#mJDEBH2Tclb2BhB0.99

Statements by Graham Allison – in CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/28/opinions/singapore-lee-kuan-yew-graham-allison/index.html

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

Revisiting the competitiveness concept – IMD Criterion of the Month

March 26, 2015

By Arturo Bris and José Caballero – from IMD World Competitiveness Centre.

… Revisiting our definition of competitiveness to read as “the ability of a country to facilitate an environment in which enterprises can generate sustainable value” …

Check:

http://www.imd.org/news/wcc/2015/mar.htm

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

Universities have a crucial role in the EU debate

March 25, 2015

By Aldwyn Cooper – in University World News.

Current debate on Britain’s future membership of the European Union is poorly informed and universities have a responsibility to communicate the facts since they have a lot to lose from Britain’s withdrawal.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150310201349513

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

Marketing, Sales and Recruitment in international education

March 24, 2015

We’re marketing and selling international education simultaneously.

By Thijs van Vugt and Preben Sperling – from Announcement in EAIE:

“… the international marketing and recruitment of students can be seen on the agenda of every European university. Yet why do we still talk about marketing and recruitment when the reality is that we are ‘selling’ and recruiting international students? …”

Check:

http://www.eaie.org/blog/marketing-and-selling-international-education/?utm_source=Social%20media&utm_medium=LinkedIn&utm_campaign=blog

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

What is an International University?

March 23, 2015

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

The term International University is increasingly being bandied about, but what do we mean by it and how can we define it in ways that actually enhance education?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2015031910180116
http://www.oecd.org/edu/imhe/SOHE2014-Executive%20Summary.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015

International Double Degrees: Are they worth the trouble?

March 22, 2015

By Alberto Oleaga – in EAIE blog updates.

These Double Degrees can be (and are) established both at Bachelor’s and Masters level all over the European Union but they are not as encouraged from the policy makers as a Joint Degree. Why is that? Is it because they are not worth the trouble anymore?

Check:

http://www.eaie.org/blog/international-double-degrees-trouble/?utm_source=Social%20media&utm_medium=LinkedIn&utm_campaign=blog

Povl Tiedemann
March 2015