Archive for September, 2015

European Commission consultation on the European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures

September 29, 2015

EUA Newsletter 15 – 2015

On 11 September, the European Commission launched an online consultation on the European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures. The Charter defines non-regulatory principles and guidelines that can be used, on a voluntary basis, in the definition of rules and conditions for access to research infrastructures. The Charter was developed by a working group coordinated by the European Commission and with the collaboration of the ERA Stakeholders (EUA, CESAER, EARTO, LERU, NordForsk, Science Europe), ESFRI and e-IRG.

Check:

http://eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2015/09/24/european-commission-consultation-on-the-european-charter-for-access-to-research-infrastructures

https://ec.europa.eu/research/infrastructures/pdf/2015_charterforaccessto-ris.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

DEFINE – Strategies for funding of Europe’s Universities

September 27, 2015

From EUA Newsletter 15 – 2015

Thomas Estermann, EUA Director for Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, presented ( 23th September 2015 ) the outcomes of the DEFINE project, where EUA and its partners had mapped the use of these tools in Europe and had also explored the impact on university management, activities and missions, and the higher education system as a whole.

Check:

http://eua.be/Libraries/define/define-final-event—thomas-estermann.pdf?sfvrsn=0

http://eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2015/09/25/define-strategies-for-funding-of-europe-s-universities

http://www.eua.be/Libraries/publications-homepage-list/designing-strategies-for-efficient-funding-of-universities-in-europe.pdf?sfvrsn=4

Povl Tiedemann

Some winners, many losers as QS adapts global ranking

September 26, 2015

By David Jobbins – in University World News.

A crucial change in methodology designed to even out the differences between research universities and universities with broader subject mixes has produced a significant upheaval in the 2015 QS World University Rankings, announced on September 15.

Check:

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/world-university-rankings/changes-qs-world-university-rankings-methodology

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150915122404140

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

Giving Negative Feedback Across Cultures

September 25, 2015

By Erin Meyer- in INSEAD Knowledge.

Managers in different parts of the world are conditioned to give feedback in drastically different ways. Understanding why can help you critique more effectively.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/giving-negative-feedback-across-cultures-4259?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=d203feb13b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-d203feb13b-250174109

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

Business programmes – The new landscape

September 24, 2015

Business schools will likely have to contend with a wide range of competitors.

By Margaret Andrews – in University World news.

Time was when competition for business schools meant the top schools in their country or internationally. Now more and more other actors are getting involved in management training, from training firms to online content providers.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150914202418100

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

Who Killed Nokia? Nokia Did…

September 22, 2015

By Quy Huy and Timo Vuori – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Nokia might have been able to counter the iPhone’s advance if an internal fear of management hadn’t frozen the organisation from admitting the inferiority of its mobile operating system.

Despite being an exemplar of strategic agility, the fearful emotional climate prevailing at Nokia during the rise of the iPhone froze coordination between top and middle managers terrified of losing status and resources from management.

The company was wounded before the battle began.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/who-killed-nokia-nokia-did-4268

http://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/what-could-have-saved-nokia-and-what-can-other-companies-learn-3220

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

EUA calls on European Parliament to defend research in upcoming EU budget

September 21, 2015

From EUA Newsletter 14 – 2015.

With the EU Council having presented its position on the 2016 budget to the European Parliament on 8 September, EUA welcomes the widespread support in the Parliament for the Horizon 2020 programme from a series of committees, including the leading Committee on Budgets as well as the Committees on Industry, Research and Energy and Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2015/09/10/eua-calls-on-european-parliament-to-defend-research-in-upcoming-eu-budget

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

TNE: the view from receiving countries

September 19, 2015

TNE is growing and widely valued, but where is the data on impact?

By Jane Knight and John McNamara – in University World News.

New research suggests a fairly positive assessment of transnational education, or TNE, in receiving countries, particularly with regard to access for local students.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2015090814372747

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

What will higher education be like in 2040?

September 18, 2015

By Angel Calderon – in University World News.

The next 25 years could see a shift in the countries sending students for study abroad and receiving countries may face a challenge to replace large markets like China and Brazil.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150908145912643

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015

The World’s most Innovative Countries 2015 – INSEAD

September 17, 2015

By Bruno Lanvin – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Innovation-led growth is no longer the prerogative of high-income countries alone. Middle-income countries are catching up fast, but they still need some crucial ingredients to compete.

There is a common misconception about the success of Silicon Valley; that its success is largely down to the disruptive and rebellious innovators who have made it their playground. A hive of innovative activity it may be, but the truth is that the young and ambitious have congregated around the valley because it is home to universities, research labs, venture capital firms and armies of risk-taking talent, which came because of smart government policies…

Conclusive conditions: “…supportive policies – political stability – risk be attractive…”

http://knowledge.insead.edu/entrepreneurship/the-worlds-most-innovative-countries-2015-4261?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=43d78e3d20-17_Sept_mailer9_17_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-43d78e3d20-249976169

http://www.globalinnovationindex.org/content/page/press-release/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2015