Archive for May, 2016

IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016

May 31, 2016

The USA has surrendered its status as the world’s most competitive economy after being overtaken by China Hong Kong and Switzerland, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

The sheer power of the economy of the USA is no longer sufficient to keep it at the top of the prestigious World Competitiveness Ranking, which it has led for the past three years.

The IMD World Competitiveness Center, a research group within IMD business school, has published the ranking each year since 1989 and it is widely regarded as the foremost annual assessment of the competitiveness of countries.

The 2016 edition ranks China Hong Kong first, Switzerland second and the USA third, with Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada completing the top 10.

Check:

http://www.imd.org/news/The-USA-no-longer-most-competitive-economy.cfm?MRK_CMPG_SOURCE=DME_1516005

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

Plans for a global higher education access consortium

May 30, 2016

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

Plans are afoot to launch a Global Higher Education Access and Diversity Consortium next year, bringing together universities and civil society groups from around the world to advocate, show leadership and share best practice around these globally pertinent issues.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160528073234605

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

What stops students from studying abroad?

May 29, 2016

By Maarja Beerkens – in University World News.

Research shows several barriers to study abroad. But on closer inspection it may be more about whether or not students view such study as the norm.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160525135830225

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

Advertisers’ Ethical Dilemmas in Emerging Markets

May 28, 2016

Minette Drumwright – in INSEAD Knowledge.

When advertisers enter emerging markets the impact of their actions extends far beyond the promotion of a product or service.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/responsibility/advertisers-ethical-dilemmas-in-emerging-markets-4697?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=f876f72baa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-f876f72baa-250174109

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

How Avoidance Destroys Strategic Initiatives

May 27, 2016

By Roger Lehman – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Avoidance is an extremely common response to strategic initiatives that makes executives put off critical issues. To overcome it, look out for some crucial signs.

http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/how-avoidance-destroys-strategic-initiatives-4699?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=f876f72baa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-f876f72baa-250174109

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

Why students are treated worse than customers

May 26, 2016

By Bruce Macfarlane – in University World News.

Today’s students are in a ludicrous position, being treated as customers whilst also being subject to an increasingly authoritarian regime of surveillance and control over the way they learn.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160517150918945

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

New providers and teaching quality at heart of HE reforms – in UK

May 25, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The government’s plans to increase competition in provision, widen access to university and improve student choice are one of the centrepieces of the government’s programme announced in the Queen’s Speech last week. Under the proposals teaching quality will be rated and universities will be given the ability to raise tuition fees but only if they meet certain standards.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160517221203390

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

Artificial intelligence will change higher education

May 24, 2016

By Tom P Abeles – in University World News.

The way universities teach and research has been changing gradually in line with technological advances, but it is no longer possible to ignore the likelihood that artificial intelligence will bring transformative change to the sector.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160519001943581

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

The new divide in English higher education

May 23, 2016

By Paul Temple – in University World News.

The division between the business model university and the traditional university is widening with huge long-term implications for students. Many from the former will end up in debt, with no better jobs than they would have got if they hadn’t gone to university.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160509235704472

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

Universities urged to set male student entry targets

May 22, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Universities should set targets for male recruitment to improve the proportion of male entrants to United Kingdom higher education institutions, according to a new report that says the male share of entrants has reached a record low.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160513195301698

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016