Archive for July, 2015

Future of Doctorate Programmes

July 23, 2015

By Nadine Burquel – in EFMD Blog – WE SHARE.

…based on the Executive Summary of the Conference Report “Future of the doctorate”…

The nature of doctoral training has been very much debated in recent years at a time when the knowledge triangle of education, research and innovation is seen as the foundation for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The doctorate is considered as one of the driving forces to generate economic growth and support positive developments in society, and in the knowledge economy.

Globally there is a fairly good understanding of the objectives of the doctorate to produce original research. Yet the implementation of good practices is very uneven across individual institutions and national systems, due to different contexts, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Check:

https://www.efmd.org/blog/category/9-press

https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/Blog/2015/Conference%20report%20%20Future%20of%20the%20doctorate-EAC-24062015_EAC.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

How Important Is Education to Entrepreneurial Development?

July 22, 2015

By Michelle Rogan – in INSEAD Knowledge

Business students can be taught how to negotiate with lawyers, pitch to investors and create a business plan, but can you teach someone to think like an entrepreneur?

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/how-important-is-education-to-entrepreneurial-development-4164?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=bec5fafdd9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-bec5fafdd9-250174109

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

Can U.S. Universities Compete in the Southeast Asian Transnational Education Market?

July 21, 2015

By Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services.

According to WES’ recent survey of U.S.-bound international millennial students, 44% of students from Southeast Asia[i] considered pursuing a foreign degree in a country other than the U.S., compared to 33% of overall respondents.

Check:

http://wenr.wes.org/2015/07/can-u-s-universities-compete-southeast-asian-transnational-education-market/#_edn1

http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data/International-Students/All-Places-of-Origin/2012-14

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

Developing International Education Hubs in Asia

July 20, 2015

By Nick Clark – in World Education News & Reviews.

Facing demographic challenges, or looking to retool and grow their economies, a number of countries across Asia have been competing over the last decade to attract the best students and, in some cases, the best universities from around world to develop as regional higher education hubs in a bid to drive innovation and economic growth.

Check:

http://wenr.wes.org/2015/07/developing-international-education-hubs-asia/

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

Steady progress for Africa’s 19 centres of excellence

July 18, 2015

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

Most of the 19 African centres of excellence being strengthened through a US$150 million World Bank initiative are up and running. Progress includes 3,510 students enrolled for specialised short courses, masters or PhDs – nearly 1,500 of them from other countries in the region. The project is now expanding from seven West African countries, to East and Southern Africa.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150703093224633

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

Report reveals performance-based funding of universities is not a magic formula

July 17, 2015

From EUA Newsletter 13 – 2015.

EUA released a new report in July, which maps the use of performance-based funding of universities across Europe and analyses the impact this has on university management, teaching and research as well as the higher education system as a whole.

The report “Performance-based Funding of Universities in Europe” gives an overview of performance elements in public funding for universities in 28 systems across Europe and focuses in particular on funding formulae with output indicators (such as numbers of graduates) and performance contracts.

Check:

http://eua.be/news/15-07-09/Report_reveals_performance-based_funding_of_universities_is_not_a_magic_formula.aspx

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

European student union’s warning over Bologna dream

July 16, 2015

European students warn of Bologna obsolescence

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News.

The European Students’ Union has warned that the Bologna process, which seeks to harmonise and reform higher education across the continent, is in danger of becoming obsolete because of uneven implementation and poor follow-up of commitments by many European countries.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150710095540501
http://www.esu-online.org/asset/News/6068/BWSE-2015-online.pdf
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150521112559698

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

How to create a strong, unique university identity

July 15, 2015

Marketing – The importance of strategy

By Margaret Andrews – in University World News.

Why do so few higher education institutions use marketing to create a strong, unique identity?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150707130917635

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

Virtual tools give student recruiters an edge

July 14, 2015

Virtual and augmented reality give student recruitment edge

By Abi Mandelbaum – in University World News.

Colleges and universities are keenly aware that in order to remain competitive in an evolving landscape they need to keep pace with emerging technology. Two such technologies that are changing the way universities interact with students are virtual reality and augmented reality.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150707130247274

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015

Infographic: Knowledge and skills among internationalisation staff in Central and Eastern Europe

July 13, 2015

From The EAIE Barometer.

In order for internationalisation of higher education to reach its true potential, staff working in the field should be equipped with adequate knowledge and skills. The EAIE Barometer provides new data on the tools European internationalisation practitioners require to further professionalise their field.

The Central and Eastern Europe* (CEE) region is often underrepresented in data on internationalisation. This infographic sheds light on the knowledge and skill needs of internationalisation professionals in the CEE region, highlighting country-level results that stand out.

Check:

http://www.eaie.org/blog/knowledge-and-skills-among-internationalisation-staff-in-central-and-eastern-europe/

Povl Tiedemann
July 2015