Archive for October, 2015

University Leaders’ Perspectives: Governance and Funding

October 31, 2015

University Leaders’ Perspectives: Governance and Funding

From EUA Newsletter 17 – 2015

New EUA interview series gives the floor to university leaders

EUA has launched a series of interviews “University Leaders’ Perspectives: governance and funding”, which is a new style that gives university leaders the opportunity to express their views on current issues in the field. With this series of interviews, EUA follows up on the 2nd Funding Forum held one year ago in Bergamo, Italy.

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http://eua.be/Libraries/publications-homepage-list/university-leaders’-perspectives-governance-and-funding.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

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Applied research at polytechnics is essential

October 30, 2015

By Grace Karram Stephenson – in University World News.

Universities should not have the sole rights on research and may have something to learn from how polytechnics have forged partnerships with business.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151021134547511

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Blending higher education into an uncertain future

October 29, 2015

By Stephen Coan – in University World News.

Statements by Laura Czerniewicz:

“You have got to get good at managing ongoing uncertainty.

Online and onsite learning are being blended and learning technologies are advancing at breakneck speed.

The educational landscape has got a lot more complicated.

There is a shift to internet support in tertiary education institutions and in the future some researchers say you won’t be able to tell the difference between online and conventional methods of teaching. This will mean developing different course delivery models; new forms of pedagogy….”

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151017074413405

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Regional support on way for open and distance education

October 28, 2015

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

An ‘operational network’ that stretches across the world and will offer regional support structures for open, distance and e-learning institutions was launched on the final day of the biennial conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2015102410501812

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

MOOCs are still rising, at least in numbers

October 27, 2015

MOOCs are still rising, at least in numbers

By Ellen Wexler, The Chronicle of Higher Education – in University World News.

In 2011 there were fewer than 10 massive open online courses, or MOOCs, worldwide. Today there are nearly 4,000 and while the hype has died down, the interest continues to rise. In 2015 the number of new students registered on MOOCs is equivalent to the previous three years combined.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151023124052884

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Latest Insights into the Demand for MBA and Masters around the Globe

October 26, 2015

Latest Insights into the Demand for MBA and Masters around the Globe

From EFMD Blog – WE SHARE

Nearly 650 graduate management programs contributed data to GMAC’s 16th annual assessment of key application trends.

The 2015 Application Trends Survey Report features data and analysis of year-on-year application volume trends, applicant pool composition, targeted candidate outreach, tuition assistance, and employer funding.

Check:

https://www.efmd.org/blog/view/927-latest-insights-into-the-demand-for-mba-and-masters-around-the-globe

http://www.gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/research-library/admissions-and-application-trends/2015%20application%20trends%20survey%20report.aspx

Povl Tiedemann
October 2016

Hubs to take elite universities into world-class club – in China

October 25, 2015

By Yojana Sharma – University World News.

China has announced a new scheme, likely to be backed by billions of dollars of funding, to ensure its elite universities rise into the global club of world-class universities.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151015211423407

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

How can top universities stay great?

October 24, 2015

By Edward Byrne – in University World News.

What can universities do to stay on top and burnish their reputations? Addressing global challenges, promoting teaching and research and recognising the importance of impact are key.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151014143829289

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Rankings – Credits and national positioning

October 23, 2015

The renaissance of national rankings

By Waldemar Siwinski – in University World News.

Every year at least three new national university rankings are published. These rankings are increasingly seen as a tool to help domestic and international students select the institution that is best for them to study at. Have national rankings come of age?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151015173737446

Giving credit where credit is due

By Philip G Altbach – in University World News.

A rational approach to academic credits is needed to restore sanity to a system that is increasingly out of control, from the Nobel Prizes to articles ‘authored’ by thousands, and which skews rankings. A better approach would recognise the reality of modern science.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151015180129177

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

OECD to launch university outcomes benchmark system

October 22, 2015

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

A new project to benchmark the performance of higher education systems is on the cards at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, to replace the discredited Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes project, which failed to gain the backing of key OECD member states to go ahead.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151015142742541

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015