Archive for August, 2015

Is graduate over-qualification a problem?

August 31, 2015

By Michelle Paterson – in University World News.

A report last week from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development states that the UK has too many over-qualified graduates entering non-graduate jobs. Universities UK responded saying the skills higher education provides, such as the ability to think critically, are lifelong and increasingly in demand.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150820150823679

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

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Internationalisation ‘could be harmed by global conflicts’

August 30, 2015

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News.

Internationalisation is one of the top priorities for European universities but the strides made could be harmed by global conflicts, according to the first Trends report produced by the European University Association for five years.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150820105731966

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

Penetrating insights into internationalisation progress

August 29, 2015

By Peta Lee – in University World News.

While approaches and progress in internationalisation differ between countries in Europe, it’s apparent there’s been dramatic growth in this area. A landmark study on internationalisation of higher education for the European Parliament provides penetrating insight into trends, strategies and challenges.

“…The recent release of the study Internationalisation of Higher Education commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education, provides penetrating insight into trends, strategies and challenges in internationalisation across 17 countries…”

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150821111439664

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

Young minister wants to prioritise the elite – in Denmark

August 23, 2015

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The new Minister of Higher Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen is on a mission to ‘cultivate the elite’, offering outstanding students specific training at a higher level than their peers.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150814191412486

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

Ministry pushes for university governance changes – in Norway

August 21, 2015

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The Ministry of Education and Research is facing opposition from universities in its attempts to rush through changes in governance of universities, including a plan to appoint rectors and ensure that university boards are chaired by external members.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150814194903181

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

The challenge of personalised education

August 19, 2015

By Tom Abeles – in University World News.

Self-directed learning is currently conceived as a form of guided learning where the individual works to acquire knowledge with guidance from one or more knowledgeable individuals and-or communities of support.

While such learning may be solely for the individual’s needs, in most cases there are external measures that award recognition for differing levels of mastery, but are not necessarily tied to accomplishing this within defined time frames.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150811010832479

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

Internationalisation should be for all – Landmark study

August 17, 2015

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Greater focus should be put on internationalisation of the curriculum and learning outcomes, says an important study for the European Parliament, and mobility needs to become an integral part of that curriculum to ensure internationalisation is for all, not just the mobile minority.

Check.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150814220104557

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

America dominates, China rises in Shanghai rankings

August 15, 2015

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

American universities maintain their dominance of the upper echelons of the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities released on Saturday. But lower there has been an across-the-board improvement in the position of Chinese universities.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150814182557160

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

University of Sydney to Adopt 4-Year Undergrad Degree

August 13, 2015

From Sydney Morning Herald – in WES-WENR news.

The University of Sydney announced in June plans to shift undergraduate degrees from three to four years as part of a major overhaul of instruction, that includes the reduction in the number of undergraduate degrees from 122 to about 20.

University officials said that more time was needed to promote critical thinking and other key skills. At the same time, the university will discourage students from taking more than one undergraduate program, but will instead encourage master’s programs after a single undergraduate degree. The moves are part of a plan to overtake the University of Melbourne in rankings, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

http://wenr.wes.org/2015/07/wenr-julyaugust-2015-asia-pacific/

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015

Lifelong education as an equaliser

August 12, 2015

By Patrick Blessinger – in University World News.

Lifelong education is necessary to address the dangers of hyper-specialisation, create a more level playing field and to develop our different individual talents and career aspirations. If there is anything like the so-called ‘great equaliser’, perhaps it lies in universal lifelong education and viewing lifelong learning as a human right.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150803125916265

Povl Tiedemann
August 2015