Archive for April, 2015

The world needs more international higher education

April 30, 2015

By Patrick Blessinger – in University World News.

How can higher education help prepare students to live and work in a globalised world? International higher education provides a meaningful way to help accomplish that goal.

Internationalisation is the adaptive strategic response of an institution or nation to the forces of globalisation, which itself is a process of increasing interdependence and interconnectedness between countries. No country or sector or institution is immune from the process of globalisation, including higher education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150422110029960

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

Business ecosystems come of age

April 29, 2015

By Eamonn Kelly – in Deloitte University Press.

Businesses are moving beyond traditional industry silos and coalescing into richly networked ecosystems, creating new opportunities for innovation alongside new challenges for many incumbent enterprises.

(From “Are new-generation ‘business ecosystems’ exciting or scary?” by Dave Sumner Smith in Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group))

Check:

http://dupress.com/periodical/trends/business-trends-series/

http://dupress.com/articles/business-ecosystems-come-of-age-business-trends/

Check also:

http://dupress.com/articles/business-ecosystems-boundaries-business-trends/

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

Mergers should not be driven by cost saving – EUA

April 28, 2015

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Cost saving should not be the primary goal behind university mergers, the European University Association has warned in a new report. The academic mission must take precedence at all times, it says.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150424224023112

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

Leave behind the digital dark ages – or face a student rebellion

April 27, 2015

A digital ‘Arab Spring’ for higher education?

By John Traxler – in University World News.

Will the technology revolution bring about the overthrow of the higher education system, and are university debates about mobile learning an attempt to make an education system work for a society that has literally moved on?

John Traxler says universities are lagging so far behind people on the street in the use of digital technology that taxpayers are entitled to ask why they are subsiding a system that is so out of touch and why students at the end of three years must still sit silent, alone and use a pen to answer exam questions.

Will the masses, connected by mobiles and social media, overthrow the established order with its institutions, officials and values?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150422065437831

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

U.S. Continues to Top the List of Study Destinations for the Children of China’s ‘Super Rich’

April 26, 2015

From WENR/WES publication.

The U.S. is the most popular study abroad destination at the higher education level for China’s millionaires, according to the 11th annual Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey. The UK remains the country of choice at the secondary level.

Check:

http://thepienews.com/news/us-uk-top-study-destinations-for-chinas-super-rich/

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

Mergers in the university Sector

April 25, 2015

Report analyses ever-growing merger phenomenon in the university sector

From EUA Newsletter 8 – 2015.

The European University Association published a new report on mergers in the university sector. The report maps and analyses merger and concentration processes in twenty higher education systems.

The study is of an unprecedented scale, and has made it possible to compile the largest database of university mergers across Europe.

Check:

http://eua.be/news/15-04-24/Report_analyses_ever-growing_merger_phenomenon_in_the_university_sector.aspx

http://eua.be/Libraries/Publications_homepage_list/DEFINE_Thematic_Report_2_University_Mergers_in_Europe_final.sflb.ashx

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

Revealing the state of internationalisation in Europe: the EAIE Barometer results are out

April 24, 2015

From EAIE publication.

Do you know how your country and institution fare when it comes to internationalisation?

The findings of the newly launched EAIE Barometer report show that differences in internationalisation trends are clearly discernible among countries in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). These differences are prevalent when looking at how institutions are funded, as well as at the internal organisation of internationalisation and the presence of an internationalisation strategy.

The EAIE Barometer is the first study to map the internationalisation of higher education in Europe from the perspective of practitioners. It also sheds light on the knowledge and skills needed by staff to further professionalise internationalisation.

Check:

http://www.eaie.org/blog/revealing-the-state-of-internationalisation-in-europe-the-eaie-barometer-results-are-out/?utm_source=Social%20media&utm_medium=LinkedIn&utm_campaign=Barometer

http://www.eaie.org/blog/barometer-inital-findings/

Povl Tiedemann
April 2014

Nordic Countries Lead Europe for English-Language Provision

April 23, 2015

From WENR/WES publication.

The Nordic region has the greatest proportion of English-taught programs in Europe at the higher education level, according to a recent study by the Academic Cooperation Association.

Check:

http://wenr.wes.org/2015/04/wenr-april-2015-europe/

http://thepienews.com/news/nordic-countries-lead-europe-english-taught-programmes/

http://www.aca-secretariat.be/index.php?id=792

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

Intelligent internationalisation: A 21st century imperative

April 22, 2015

By Laura E Rumbley – in University World News.

Internationalisation is moving to centre stage, but to do it properly requires a commitment to creating an alliance between policy-makers, researchers and practitioners.

One of the most important issues facing higher education around the world for the next two decades is the crucial need for “intelligent internationalisation”.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150414062211377

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015

The growing role of senior international officers

April 21, 2015

By Daniel Kratochvil and Grace Karram Stephenson – in University World News.

A new survey shows the changing nature and rise of university staff responsible for international students. These ‘senior international officers’ have increasingly become central to the running of their universities.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150414063304892#

Check statements in
International Higher Education,
the quarterly publication of the Center for International Higher Education:

http://www.che.de/downloads/IHE_no_62_Winter_2011.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
April 2015