Archive for February, 2016

Research digest for practitioners: February 2016

February 29, 2016

By Leasa Weimer – on EAIE blog

The February 2016 special issue of the Journal of Studies in International Education focuses in on transnational higher education (TNE). Authors in this issue explore common definitions in TNE, questions around higher education boundaries, and the lived experiences of international branch campus managers.

Check:

http://www.eaie.org/blog/research-digest-for-practitioners-february-2016/#more-10

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

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China’s glass ceiling and feet of clay

February 28, 2016

China’s ‘glass ceiling and feet of clay’ are barriers to progress in HE

By Philip G Altbach – in University World News.

It is easy to be mesmerised by the rapid and impressive achievements at China’s top universities, but it is important to recognise the reality of the system as a whole and the problems faced at the bottom in order to understand the country’s future potential.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160217143711361

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

Governance should support student learning

February 27, 2016


Good university governance should avoid red tape and not be alienating to student
s

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

Good governance should not be impersonal and alienating or create greater bureaucracy. Greater centralisation doesn’t always mean more efficiency.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160215212257686

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

Can Algorithms Replace Academics?

February 26, 2016

By Chris Howells – in INSEAD Knowledge

Algorithms will augment the professor’s research, taking it into realms previously unimaginable in academia. But where does this leave the academic?

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/operations/can-algorithms-replace-academics-4518

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

Should academics talk to the global media?

February 25, 2016

The benefits of popularising academic work for the public and how to go about it

By Naomi Wolf and Sacha Kopp, The Chronicle of Higher Education – in University World News.

The question of whether academics should try to reach a popular audience has been, for decades, a non-question: Scholars typically assumed there was no way to popularise their work for the general public without abandoning their mission as intellectuals. But that set of assumptions is breaking rapidly apart.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160219150530712

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

Mobile students earn higher grades and higher pay

February 24, 2016

The value of student mobility made clear in UK International Unit’s report

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Mobile students are more likely to obtain a first or 2:1, more likely to have a job six months after graduation – with the difference highest among black and Asian students – and more likely to be engaged in further study. They also earn more, according to a new report.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160219161744579

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

Rectors expect sharp rise in foreign student numbers – in Russia

February 23, 2016

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

The number of foreign students studying in Russian universities could significantly increase during the next several years, mainly due to a sharp devaluation of the Russian currency, the ruble, against the dollar and euro, caused by the financial crisis in Russia, according to rectors of Russia’s leading universities.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160210145651285

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

A culture of internationalisation

February 22, 2016

Case Western Reserve University’s award-winning internationalisation strategy

By David Fleshler and Molly Watkins – in University World News.

Case Western Reserve University’s award-winning internationalisation strategy is based on deep engagement with all members of the university community.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160215213210144

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

The internationalisation imperative

February 21, 2016

Internationally competitive workplaces make university internationalisation imperative

By David Stremba – in University World News.

A more internationally competitive workplace means universities need to introduce global perspectives and open their doors to international students to reflect the global economy.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160216212553476

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016

EUA responds to EC’s European copyright framework

February 21, 2016

From EUA Newsletter 3 – 2016

EUA has offered a list of six suggestions to the European Commission regarding its intentions to move towards a modern, more European copyright framework.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2016/02/19/eua-responds-to-ec-s-european-copyright-framework

Povl Tiedemann
February 2016