Archive for December, 2016

Can aid bring innovation to higher education systems?

December 31, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The United Kingdom is funding innovative international partnerships at up to £5 million (US$6.2 million) each to encourage exploration, including with private partners, of new ways of widening access to and quality of higher education provision in the hope of seeing the best models scaled up by higher education systems.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161216234013155

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Building an innovation culture via the Bologna Process

December 30, 2016

Can the Bologna Process continue in innovative practice with disruption in Europe?

By Joseph M. Piro – in University World News.

The Bologna Process has led to innovative practice in teaching and learning and academic mobility. Can it continue to prosper, open new pathways and provide leadership – promoting the university as academic innovator, incubator and inclusive institution – at a time of huge technological and political disruption across Europe?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2016121313541438

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Davos 2016: eight key themes for the World Economic Forum

December 29, 2016

From theguardian.

Political and business leaders gather at Swiss ski resort to discuss issues including robots, terrorism, migration and inequality.

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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/19/world-economic-forum-davos-2016-eight-key-themes-robotics-migration-markets-climate-change-europe-medicine-inequality-cybercrime

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

‘Global university rankings data are flawed’ – HEPI

December 28, 2016

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Governments and institutions should ignore leading international university rankings because they are “unreliable” and “methodologically flawed” and fail to identify the ‘best’ universities in the world, according to a new analysis by the United Kingdom higher education think tank, the Higher Education Policy Institute or HEPI. But ranking organisations say they are constantly working on improvements.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161215001420225

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Building an innovation culture via the Bologna Process

December 27, 2016

Can the Bologna Process continue in innovative practice with disruption in Europe?

By Joseph M. Piro – in University World News.

The Bologna Process has led to innovative practice in teaching and learning and academic mobility. Can it continue to prosper, open new pathways and provide leadership – promoting the university as academic innovator, incubator and inclusive institution – at a time of huge technological and political disruption across Europe?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2016121313541438

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Mobile researchers have higher productivity – Study

December 26, 2016

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Mobile researchers get higher citation rates and they are also more productive than the average, according to a study of researcher mobility at 28 Swedish higher education institutions that provides new and detailed data on how researchers move between institutions, nationally and internationally.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161216125950949

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Universities taking a seat at the innovation table

December 25, 2016

By Todd Davey, Victoria Galan-Muros and Arno Meerman – in University World News.

Higher education has a central role to play in driving business innovation and economic success, but to overcome challenges facing university-business cooperation and make the most of that role requires strong leadership.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161213125945587

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Universities, innovation and the quest for sustainability

December 24, 2016

Universities should harness innovation in pursuit of sustainability, says Alvaro Romo

By Sharon Dell – in University World News.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted last year by the United Nations have placed particular obligations on higher education. At the same time, the concept of innovation continues to dominate the agendas of higher education institutions around the world. How can universities harness innovation in pursuit of sustainability?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161021142533417

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Students prioritise culture, values in 21st century HE

December 23, 2016

By Stephen Coan – in University World News.

Asked what they required of a 21st century education, students at a conference on “reimagining the world-class university” in BRICS countries and emerging economies placed an emphasis on culture and values and the need for human connection in a globalised, often de-personalised world.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161206172522562

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016

Brexit by the numbers: the fear of brain drain

December 21, 2016

By Daniel Cressey, Nature – in University World News.

British universities fear losing large swathes of their research staff as the country faces up to Brexit, the split with the European Union. More than 31,000 academics at UK universities are non-British EU citizens, and so may lose their rights to live in the United Kingdom after Brexit.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20161217074152242

Povl Tiedemann
December 2016