Archive for January, 2017

Academia and Autocracy

January 31, 2017

Rise of autocratic leaders poses threat to academia

By Michael Gardner – in University World News.

Concern over the widening persecution of researchers and journalists under autocratic governments was raised by a panel of higher education and NGO representatives at a meeting in Bonn, Germany on 25 January, who called on Germany to apply more leverage to promote academic freedom abroad.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170127104946296

The imperative of increasing access to university

By Graeme Atherton – in University World News.

In an age of populism it is crucial for universities to widen access or be seen as a cause of growing inequality. Analysis suggests that policy-makers’ role in improving access is unreliable. Is it not time higher education took responsibility for its own situation?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170124001714745

Trump to tighten control of research and dissemination

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

United States President Donald Trump has signalled his intent to tighten control on federal funding for and public dissemination of scientific research, a move that appears to be aimed primarily at climate change and energy policy and threatens to “disrupt core operations” of the US Environmental Protection Agency, according to ProPublica, a non-profit news organisation.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170127142854118

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

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Making the Workplace Work for Gens X, Y and Z

January 29, 2017

By Henrik Bresman and Vinika Rao – in INSEAD Knowledge

All three generations share an increasing enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, but differ globally in their fears about the future of work.

Members of “Generation Y” or the “millennial generation” as they’re commonly known, have forced a great deal of change in the workplace. A sizable body of research has tried to understand this incredibly visible and demanding generation, born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s. With unprecedented access to technology, millennials have changed the game for leaders, redefining how they expect them to behave and to give them the opportunities they feel they deserve.

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-organisations/making-the-workplace-work-for-gens-x-y-and-z-5171?utm_source=Content%20Partners&utm_campaign=ff2383993b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-ff2383993b-250174109

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

Austrian chancellor presents ‘Plan A’ for universities

January 28, 2017

By Michael Gardner in University World News.

Higher education funding in Austria is to be based more strongly on enrolment and performance agreements, according to a new paper submitted by the country’s Chancellor Christian Kern. Entry restrictions would be applied where necessary, although tuition fees are ruled out.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170119180259453

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

A new way of planning international recruitment

January 27, 2017

By Marguerite Dennis – in University World News.

What trends may affect where international students will enrol in 2017 and beyond?

How do you recruit international students in 2017 when the whole landscape is shifting so fast? International deans planning for future international outreach should look at countries with a rising middle class as well as strong projected growth of gross domestic product. Strategic planners should also take into account the geopolitical and economic changes sweeping across the globe.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170116185846393

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

Thinking in Scenarios Improves Forecasts

January 26, 2017

By Peter Joos – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Making accurate predictions based on historical precedent is flawed, but thinking in scenarios reduces uncertainty.

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/economics-finance/thinking-in-scenarios-improves-forecasts-5161

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

How to find the next president of your university

January 26, 2017

By Grace Karram Stephenson – in University World News.

How to prepare the ground for selecting your next university president

Don’t leave it to trial and error. Higher education institutions that prepare the ground for their next leader are likely to ensure a smoother transition. That means build strong systems for knowledge transfer between successive generations of board members in advance of the next search.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170116200652342

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

The challenge libraries face in an era of fake news

January 25, 2017

By Donald A Barclay – in University World News.

Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today’s unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role? A new approach is to teach students to put in the time and effort required to determine the credibility and appropriateness of each information source for the use to which they intend to put it.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170117125842786

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

Media – Mainstream / Stakeholder – Influence

January 24, 2017

How True News Will Beat Fake News
By Mark Lee Hunter, Luk Van Wassenhove and Maria Besiou
– in INSEAD Knowledge.

A wave of community-based media is taking audience and influence from the mainstream.

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/how-true-news-will-beat-fake-news-5165?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=ff2383993b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-ff2383993b-250174109#xxGssV18lsEOrryx.99

Wild Theories Beat Credibility on Social Media
By D. Charles Galunic and Chaitanya Kaligotla
– in INSEAD Knowledge.

The propensity of internet users to believe in false ideas has dangerous implications for social media.

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-organisations/wild-theories-beat-credibility-on-social-media-4987#GU3vAuyiJrR1lAEt.99

The Power of Stakeholder Media
By Mark Lee Hunter
– in INSESAD Knowledge.

On-line forums of angry stakeholders have the power to destroy a unit of a multinational firm. Is anyone at your company listening to them?

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/the-power-of-stakeholder-media-3559#Ms8w6Yil6JhM55JA.99

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

The turn to nativism hinders international education

January 24, 2017

By Mark Ashwill – in University World Nnews

The new United States administration is no more nationalist than any other. The US has always been nationalist. Donald Trump’s election instead represents a turn to nativism, which will make it harder for universities to build bridges of respect and trust around the world.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170116192441402

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

‘Uncharted waters’ for higher education in Trump era

January 24, 2017

By Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education – in University World News.

There has been no shortage of predictions about what to expect under the administration of President Donald J Trump. But any forecast of how a man with no experience in elected office, no demonstrated interest in the process of policy-making, and a record of contradictory and dishonest pronouncements will govern should be read with caution.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170120135001826

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017