Archive for November, 2016

Mobility of African students – Europe losing ground

November 30, 2016

By Jane Marshall – in University World News.

Students from Africa account for more than one in 10 students worldwide studying abroad – a mobility rate twice as high as the global average – with about a fifth from North Africa, and more than a half from countries where French is spoken.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161117045045147

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

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IMD World Talent Report 2016

November 29, 2016

By IMD World Competitiveness Center

A major global study has identified crisis-riddled Europe as home to nine of the 10 economies best equipped to develop, attract and retain business talent.

The continent as a whole may well be struggling to deal with issues such as sovereign debt, migration, terrorism and the rise of populism and Euro-skepticism.

Yet only Hong Kong challenges its hold on the first 10 places in the latest World Talent Ranking, a prestigious annual report by leading global business school IMD.

Switzerland and Denmark still comfortably hold first and second spots, as they did last year, with Belgium rated third, Sweden fourth and the Netherlands fifth.

Finland, Norway, Austria, Luxembourg and Hong Kong complete the top 10, with Germany (11), Iceland (16), Ireland (18) and the UK (20) also featuring in the first 20.

Many prominent economies fare disappointingly, with the US 14th – as it was in 2015 – Japan 30th and mainland China slipping further down the rankings to 43rd.

Check:
http://www.imd.org/uupload/IMD.WebSite/Wcc/NewTalentReport/Talent_2016_web.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

Do more to lure and keep international academics – Denmark –

November 27, 2016

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Universities should be more ambitious in their strategies to attract and retain international staff, including expanding the use of English as a working language at universities, according to a government-funded report by the think tank, DEA. Otherwise they risk losing recruited talent to other countries.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161123170845940

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

New strategy to strengthen research, HE in the Arctic

November 26, 2016

Jan Petter Myklebust

Denmark is hoping to become one of the leading Arctic higher education and research nations, according to Minister of Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs, who earlier this month presented a strategy for prioritising work on Arctic issues in the years ahead, including setting up a ‘research hub’ in collaboration with Greenland’s self-governing administration.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161115164607460

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

Jan Petter Myklebust

Denmark is hoping to become one of the leading Arctic higher education and research nations, according to Minister of Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs, who earlier this month presented a strategy for prioritising work on Arctic issues in the years ahead, including setting up a ‘research hub’ in collaboration with Greenland’s self-governing administration.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161115164607460

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

Could Asia lead on university social responsibility?

November 26, 2016

By Robert M Hollister – in University World News.

A recent international summit in Beijing highlights the growing role of Asian universities in social responsibility initiatives – that educate students to be transformative leaders and mobilise universities to address societal challenges – alongside innovative new approaches.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161114182250449

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

Subject reputation key to postgrad institution choice

November 25, 2016

From QS Digital Solutions Report – in University World News.

The desire to attain qualifications that are recognised globally is the primary influencer for prospective postgraduates across the world when choosing a study destination country.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2016111721232965

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

What direction next for university rankings?

November 25, 2016

By Waldemar Siwinski – in University World News.

Regional rankings, subject rankings, national rankings and larger global rankings are all growing trends, but a bigger challenge will be expanding rankings to include new areas such as social mission and teaching excellence.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161114224439415

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

What makes a ‘good’ university degree programme?

November 24, 2016

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

Students often have strong views on what they want from a degree programme so it pays to sit down and listen to what they have to say.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161120002500790

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

Universities as centres for regional innovation

November 24, 2016

By Munyaradzi Makoni –in University World News.

European universities are instrumental in regional knowledge triangles, facilitating linkages between innovation, research, and teaching and learning, said international higher education expert Jaana Puukka, calling on universities to act as centres for regional innovation and economic development.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161118081434820

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

International educators build bridges, not walls

November 23, 2016

By Rahul Choudaha – in University World News.

After Brexit, the American presidential election has again shown nationalism, protectionism and disengagement win in times of fear and desperation. Over the next four years, international educators need to reaffirm their commitment to building bridges that advance global engagement and mutual understanding.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161114175738146

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016