Archive for October, 2015

Higher Education in Asia

October 21, 2015

Asia emerging as ‘third pole’ in higher education

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Asia is becoming a ‘third pole’ in higher education, as the bipolar world of higher education previously dominated by Europe and North America is set to change, a conference organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Singapore government heard last week.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151017102236390

Higher education’s future – Asia and technology

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

The development of technology, particularly online learning, and the emergence of Asian countries as strong higher education performers and a major source of students will shape the future of higher education in the coming years, the “Higher Education Futures” conference, jointly organised by the OECD and Singapore government, heard last Wednesday.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151014195332975

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

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Break down learning barriers to sustainable development

October 20, 2015

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

Boundaries between contact and distance universities are rapidly blurring, and boundaries between institutions and developers of technology-enhanced learning ought to be broken down if both worlds are to benefit from each other’s expertise in the interests of sustainable development, thought leaders told a global conference on open, distance and e-learning.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151017100641870

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Competition is hindering compassion and conscience

October 19, 2015

By Rajani Naidoo – in University World News.

The growth of competition between universities is making it difficult for universities to pull together to promote global wellbeing.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151009184132855

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

How can emerging economies climb innovation rankings?

October 18, 2015

By Anand Kulkarni and Angel Calderon – in University World News.

The Global Innovation Index shows little movement at the top of the rankings. Although some emerging economies are making progress, more needs to be done to promote success, particularly in terms of creative outputs.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151006201145939

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Growing pathways to study abroad

October 17, 2015

First global study charts the rise and rise of pathway programmes for foreign students

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News.

A new study predicts growth in English-language foundation programmes for international students, particularly in continental Europe, which has seen the number of English-medium degrees triple in the last seven years, and warns of slowdowns in the number of students from China going to the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151009142348172

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Student-centred learning for internationalisation

October 16, 2015

To prevent academic culture shock, foreign students should be prepped

By Cecilia Pellosniemi – in University World News.

International students come from different cultures of learning and it is important that their expectations of how they will be taught are prepared in advance.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150929194833891

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Scientific impact of EU projects is ‘outstanding’

October 15, 2015

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The scientific impact of Danish publications linked to the European Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes is “outstanding”, according to a ministry report.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151009212419919

http://ufm.dk/en/publications/2015/filer-2015/effects_eu_framework_programmes_pdfa.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

China leaps ahead of UK, Germany in global rankings

October 14, 2015

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

US research universities dominate US News & World Report’s second annual global higher education rankings, and an expansion in the numbers of institutions included this year helped to catapult China into the number two slot, ahead of the United Kingdom and Germany.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2015100613050629

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

MIT to use its own MOOCs as masters admissions test

October 13, 2015

By Jeffrey R Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education – in University World News.

MOOCs may soon become a prominent factor in admissions decisions at selective colleges, after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced last week that it plans a pilot programme in which students who do well in its MOOCs will enhance their chances of admission to MIT’s masters programme and be able to finish the degree in one semester instead of two.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151009125458735

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015

Moving access from the margins to the mainstream

October 12, 2015

By Graeme Atherton – in University World Mews.

Lack of equitable access to higher education has been recognised by the United Nations as a driver of poverty. Universities need to take responsibility for tackling it and to think boldly about how they do that.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151001144442328

Povl Tiedemann
October 2015