Archive for June, 2016

Internationalisation throughout the education system – in the Netherlands

June 30, 2016

By Robert Coelen – in University World News.

Recent advice highlights the need for universities to work with schools on developing an internationalisation programme that is effective and avoids duplication.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160621203733208

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

Brexit university considerations and consequences

June 29, 2016

Brexit vote brings uncertainty for British universities

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

A momentous vote in the United Kingdom’s EU referendum in favour of leaving the European Union – popularly known as Brexit – has been greeted with consternation in British universities with many concerned about what it will mean for research funding, staff and students from the EU and the general standing of UK research in the world.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160624145955850

The Brexit vote signals ‘You are not welcome here’

By Alan Ruby – in University World News.

The “leave” vote is just another way of saying “they are not the same as us”, not equal, not to be trusted. It will be perceived as insular and unwelcoming. As a result, mobility will falter, classrooms and laboratories will become less diverse, co-operation will become a little rarer, and exchange and reciprocity will be replaced by sales and barter.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160620132233585

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

Redefining the significance of ‘international’

June 28, 2016

By Zuleika Arashiro – in University World News.

Most universities that claim international status now refer to the internationalisation of their student profile and academic staff as indicators of their achievements.
However, the uncritical celebration of numerical gains through these indicators can mask a more fundamental question: “Has knowledge within these universities become de facto more global in substance and geographical coverage?”

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160615141631533

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

Understanding drivers of transnational partnerships

June 27, 2016

By Catherine Montgomery – in University World News.

While China still retains a strong catch-up mentality and aims for its elite institutions to partner with dominant, elite Western peers, local social and cultural factors will continue to have an impact on the choice of partnerships and the ways in which universities develop.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160622152501169

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

European universities ‘losing monopoly’ over research

June 26, 2016

By Ellie Bothwell – in Times Higher Education.

Danish academic says that building a knowledge economy is no longer a ‘dominant wish’ for country leaders.
Universities in Europe are losing their “monopoly” over the production of research, but gaining dominance in the training of PhD students, according to a leading scholar in political economy.

Check:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/european-universities-losing-monopoly-over-research

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

Call for students to unite behind one global voice

June 25, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The European Students’ Union has become the first student organisation to formally adopt ‘the Bergen Declaration’, a global student declaration calling for universal cooperation “in the defence of students’ rights, public tertiary education and access to education for all”, and aimed at creating a global student movement.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160601173107259

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

New Skills Agenda: the role of universities

June 24, 2016

From EUA Newsletter – 12 – 2016

The European Commission (EC) presented the New Skills Agenda on 20 June 2016 in Brussels.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2016/06/23/new-skills-agenda-the-role-of-universities

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

KU Leuven tops new ranking of innovative universities

June 23, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Belgium’s KU Leuven has topped the first Reuters ranking of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities, with the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London and Cambridge University coming second and third. Germany took 24 of the top 100, beating the UK which took second place with 17. But the Republic of Ireland now boasts more top 100 innovative universities per capita than any other country in Europe.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160617174445817

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

Germany and Netherlands step up TNE activity

June 22, 2016

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News.

Germany and the Netherlands are stepping up their game to capture a bigger slice of the transnational education or TNE market, a conference launching a new international TNE-Hub heard on 10 June.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160614204138707

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016

Leaving the Soviet model of control over universities – China

June 21, 2016

By Gerard Postiglione and Xiaoyu Chen – in University World News.

Reforms in China are driving innovation in everything from curriculum design to academic promotion and Peking University is leading that change.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160614185825616

Povl Tiedemann
June 2016