Archive for May, 2015

Language laws repress many universities – Rector

May 31, 2015

From Day News – in University World News.

The rector of Maastricht University, the second youngest university in the Netherlands, claims that universities in Europe are being choked by the laws that compel them to use their native language as the medium of instruction instead of English, reports Day News.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150523074048977

http://www.daynews.com/world/language/2015/05/language-laws-repress-many-universities-in-europe-24735

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

Reforming Europe: It’s Time to Accept Differences

May 30, 2015

BY Antonio Fatas – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Reforms are happening where they’re needed in Europe, but their effects are not as big as planned and they’re not always happening fast enough. To accelerate the reform process, national approaches are needed.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/economics-politics/reforming-europe-its-time-to-accept-differences-4022

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook – Ranking 2015

May 29, 2015

The USA continues to top the ranking; Asia experiences mixed results; and large emerging economies mostly linger

“A general analysis of the 2015 ranking shows that top countries are going back to the basics,” said Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center. “Productivity and efficiency are in the driver’s seat of the competitiveness wagon. Companies in those countries are increasing their efforts to minimize their environmental impact and provide a strong organizational structure for workforces to thrive.”

Check:

http://www.imd.org/news/IMD-releases-its-2015-World-Competitiveness-Ranking.cfm

http://www.imd.org/wcc/news-wcy-ranking/

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

Trends 2015: Learning and Teaching in European Universities

May 28, 2015

From EUA Newsletter 10 – 2015.

While some Ministers may feel that there are more urgent issues than Bologna, university leaders tend to be more positive about the process today than some years ago. This is one of the conclusions from the recently launched EUA Trends 2015 Report

Check:

http://www.eua.be/Libraries/Publications_homepage_list/EUA_Trends_2015_web.sflb.ashx

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

Research reveals secret to better internationalisation

May 28, 2015

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Higher education institutions which are regarded as “leading” in internationalisation have elaborated “separate strategic plans for internationalisation, as opposed to having internationalisation incorporated into the overall institutional strategy”, according to new research by the European Association for International Education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150523070925909

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

LinkedIn: the future of global university rankings?

May 27, 2015

By Rahul Choudaha – in Univerity World News.

Could LinkedIn provide a better alternative to existing university ranking systems with more of a focus on career outcomes?
LinkedIn rankings will evolve over time and have the potential to be a game changer in helping students make informed choices.
“… Now the arena of global university rankings has a new contender, LinkedIn, which has the potential to change the future of the rankings game…”

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2015050515565265

https://www.linkedin.com/edu/rankings/gb/undergraduate

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

Mergers might ‘never succeed with an elected rector’

May 26, 2015

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Having an elected rector could be a barrier to university mergers succeeding, a leading expert told the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education last week. Experts on university mergers in other countries were invited to add to the national debate on government plans to merge 14 universities and colleges into five institutions.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150522172614764

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

New global survey picks fastest-improving universities

May 25, 2015

By David Jobbins – in University World News.

Four US and two UK universities are among the most improved in the world over the past five years in an analysis of Thomson Reuters academic reputation surveys, with King’s College London and New York University the most significant climbers.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150514091940458

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

An alternative path to creating a global brand

May 24, 2015

How to build a global brand for a teaching and learning institution

By William Patrick Leonard – in University World News.

It is not for all institutions and it is unquestionably expensive. But confident teaching-learning institutions, with a cadre of gifted instructors rather than researchers, can pursue international accreditation for at least one of their strong programmes, which by association will showcase their entire institution on a global scale.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150512121644661

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015

Strategic Alliances in the marketing of higher education: a framework for enduring success

May 23, 2015

By Mark Thomas – in GlobalEd.

“As with any organization wishing to internationalize its products or services, higher education institutions (HEIs) are faced with a multitude of cultural, financial and administrative challenges…”

“A potential solution is for HEIs to share their costs and engage in co-branding and joint promotion of their programs…”

Check:

https://globaleduc.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/strategic-alliances-in-the-marketing-of-higher-education-a-framework-for-enduring-success/#more-13049

Povl Tiedemann
May 2015