Archive for January, 2016

Getting “Behaviourally Fit”

January 31, 2016

By Lee Newman – in EFMD globalfocus

In a world full of smart business professionals, says Lee Newman, the quality of behaviour is what distinguishes the most successful.

Check:

http://globalfocusmagazine.com/getting-behaviourally-fit/

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

Building Trust Is The Toughest Leadership Challenge

January 31, 2016

By David Watkins – in EFMD globalfocus.

Confucius said that rulers need three resources: weapons, food and trust. The ruler who cannot have all three should give up weapons first, then food but should hold on to trust at all costs. David Watkins explains.

Check:

http://globalfocusmagazine.com/building-trust-is-the-toughest-leadership-challenge/

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

Government softens stance on humanities after uproar

January 30, 2016

By Suvendrini Kakuchi – in University World News.

Japan’s education ministry officials have softened a controversial stance publicised in June 2015 to favour university science courses over the humanities and social sciences for state funding after it sparked an uproar among the academic community.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160122155338974

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

Virtual Internships: What Is In It For Business Schools?

January 29, 2016

By Mariet Vriens – in EFMD globalfocus.

Mariet Vriens describes current research into virtual internships and their advantages and pitfalls. In 2009 the Media and Learning Department of the KU Leuven in Belgium began exploring the possibilities of virtual internships.

Check:

http://globalfocusmagazine.com/virtual-internships-what-is-in-it-for-business-schools/

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

Preparing global citizens

January 28, 2016

Education should be preparing young people to live in a globally interdependent world

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

The labour market demands graduates who are at ease with different cultures. The education system, from nursery to college and university, needs to adapt to a fast-changing world.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160119133104735

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

Governance models and leadership quality in universities

January 27, 2016

Spotlight on governance models and leadership quality in African higher education

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

Governance models in African higher education have evolved over the decades, but their impact on university leadership appears not to have been highly significant. The key drivers of quality leadership are factors such as individual capacities, leadership training and state funding, according to new research.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160122161320466

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

Business And Management Education For The Future: An Emergent Model for China

January 26, 2016

By Dajian Zhu and Anders Aspling – in EFMD globalfocus

The need for renewed approaches to business and management research and teaching has been intensively discussed. Dajian Zhu and Anders Aspling analyse the implications of this for management education in China.

Check:

http://globalfocusmagazine.com/business-and-management-education-for-the-future-an-emergent-model-for-china/

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

A realistic model for international universities

January 25, 2016

New Flagship University model described as timely and a well thought-out initiative

By Phan Le Ha – in University World News.

In the midst of the business-as-usual, controversial and ‘sexy’ global rankings hype comes a new model of excellence. The New Flagship University model put forward by John Douglass from the University of California, Berkeley, in his new book is not only timely, but also a well thought-out initiative.

Check:

http://www.cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/new-flagship-university-changing-paradigm-global-ranking-national-relevancy

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2016011901550381

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

Is benchmarking more useful than ranking?

January 24, 2016

Rankings have value but many universities are exploring benchmarking alternatives

By Francisco Marmolejo – in University World News.

Rankings may have a value as a reference and as a basis for comparison, but they do not always serve as the best proxy of the quality and relevance of tertiary education institutions. Alternative benchmarking processes are necessary.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160113012615813

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016

EUA participates in HAQAA Initiative

January 23, 2016

From EUA Newsletter 1 – 2016

EUA is part of a consortium implementing the Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation Initiative (HAQAA Initiative), which is a key initiative in the framework of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy.

Check:

http://eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2016/01/14/eua-participates-in-developing-a-harmonised-quality-assurance-system-in-africa

Povl Tiedemann
January 2016