Archive for November, 2015

Lessons to learn from world-class universities

November 29, 2015

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Swedish report provides mine of information on internationalisation policies

Comparative analysis of the strategies of world-class universities, reproduced in a report on higher education leadership in Sweden, provides a rich mine of information on how internationalisation policies can help drive universities towards scientific excellence.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151127192025773

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

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The next step in soft power

November 28, 2015

By Rachel Brown – in University World News.

China’s new Global Innovation Exchange marks the first time a Chinese university has set up an offshoot in the United States.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151112155923897

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

Universities warned over alleged ‘gaming’ of rankings

November 27, 2015

From Sydney Morning Herald.

Several universities are being threatened with tough penalties for allegedly providing data that would artificially boost their performance on prestigious research rankings used to allocate government funding, writes Matthew Knott for Sydney Morning Herald.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151121132659925

Povl Tiedemann
November2015

Government plans incentives to lure foreign scientists

November 26, 2015

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

The Russian government plans to create conditions for attracting foreign scientists to national universities, with the long-term aim of ensuring the share of foreign scientists among teaching staff of each leading Russian university should not be less than 10%.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151119121510462

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

Indians fuel record growth in foreign student numbers – in the USA

November 25, 2015

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

Enrolments of international students in United States colleges and universities climbed 10% last year to 974,936, the largest one-year rate of growth in 35 years, a report says.

China and India were the top two countries of origin, together accounting for nearly 45% of the total, says the report, released by the Institute of International Education.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151116012519198

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

Nationalism vs internationalism

November 24, 2015

By Jeremy Rappleye and Edward Vickers – in University World News.

Can Japan be simultaneously more global and more nationalistic in its education policy?
If it wants a greater voice internationally, it needs to present a more confident, outward-looking face on the global stage.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151118135931149

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

Which countries have the most students juggling work and studies?

November 23, 2015

By Sebastian Brixey-Williams – in World Economic Forum AGENDA

Many employers are increasingly valuing skills and work experience as equal to or better than a formal education.

For this reason, along with the rising costs of living and university tuition, large numbers of students are opting to hold down a job alongside their studies. However, students in some countries toil harder than others.

Check:

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/11/which-countries-have-the-most-students-juggling-work-and-studies/

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

How can business schools remain relevant?

November 22, 2015

By Elie Chachoua – in World Economic Forum AGENDA

“When circumstances change, doing the same thing is a bad strategy.” It is with these words that Johan Roos, professor of strategy, managing director and dean of the Jönköping Business School in Sweden, opens the conversation on the future of business education.

And circumstances have changed indeed. In the wake of the Enron and financial crises, business schools are no longer shielded from the consequences of actions taken by executives they have trained – the number of MBAs from top business schools going into finance dropped by nearly one-third between 2007 and 2013, for example.

Check:

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/11/how-can-business-schools-remain-relevant/

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

EU 2016 budget deal: overall positive outcome for universities

November 21, 2015

From EUA Newsletter 19 – 2015.

Considering the wider economic and political context and pressures on the overall EU budget, the outcomes regarding Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, two EU funding programmes of major importance to European universities, can be regarded positively.

Check:

http://eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2015/11/19/eu-2016-budget-deal-overall-positive-outcome-for-universities

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

CEIBS Acquires Lorange Institute of Business Zurich

November 20, 2015

From the EFMD Blog WE SHARE.

CEIBS, the China Europe International Business School, took over the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, effective October 2015.

Check:

http://www.efmd.org/accreditation-main/equis/2012-01-10-10-56-23/view/725-ceibs-lorange-institute-of-business-zurich

http://www.lorange.org/en/home

http://en.ceibs.edu/

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015