Archive for February, 2017

Changing times, challenging university structures

February 28, 2017

By Tom Abeles – in University World News.

Education needs to take account of the fact that people learn at different speeds and that traditional ways of learning do not get the most out of students. New ways could reduce costs, and increase availability and widen access.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017020714134388

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

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Internationalisation of HE may be accelerating

February 28, 2017

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Far from being dead, there are signs that – in reaction to Brexit, Donald Trump’s election and the rise of nationalist movements – the internationalisation of higher education is increasing in many parts of the world, with those countries which opt for isolationism in danger of being left behind.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170220232342276

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

Whose values is internationalisation of HE promoting?

February 27, 2017

By Abu Kamara – in University World News.

A growing number of scholars see internationalisation of higher education as a means to counter the increasing political popularity of notions of exclusion. But we need to question the values and norms that underpin internationalisation. Do they vary across cultures? What are the power issues that lie beneath them?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170221135602540

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

Future of outward higher education internationalisation

February 27, 2017

By Gabriel Hawawini – in University World News.

Internationalisation of higher education can be interpreted in different ways, according to how universities view the process of knowledge generation and dissemination. But the world is still waiting for the full development of a global knowledge and learning network.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170214081557282

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

Key considerations for cross-border quality assurance

February 26, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 4 – 2017

EUA has worked with four of its key partners to produce a new document that provides support and information for institutions and quality assurance agencies that engage in cross-border quality assurance.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2017/02/23/key-considerations-for-cross-border-quality-assurance

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

Descent into ignorance as critical voices are silenced – Turkey

February 25, 2017

By Eda Erdener – in University World News.

Last year’s coup attempt is being used by the Turkish government to silence critical voices and transform the education system. Some 28,000 school teachers and more than 4,000 academics have been fired. It must be possible to be both against the coup and critical of government.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170215135033614

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

More than nine in 10 universities restrict free speech – in UK

February 24, 2017

By Rachael Pells for the Independent – in University World News.

More than nine in 10 universities in the United Kingdom are restrictive of free speech, according to a new report that raises concerns over the issue of censorship on campuses.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170217120042839

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/nine-10-uk-universities-free-speech-restrict-rankings-joseph-rowntree-cardiff-ediburgh-newcastle-a7577381.html

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

Students not abandoning pen and paper – Study

February 24, 2017

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

Reading and writing skills are changing with the use of digital technologies, “but students still see benefits of reading and writing with paper which they continue to use, especially to convey private emotions and intimate feelings”, according to a 10-country study. Students also found handwriting helps to retain knowledge.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170217132125808

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise: Masters of entrepreneurial partnerships

February 22, 2017

By Benoit F. Leleux and Marta Widz – in IMD Publications and Latest Thinking.

Lessons from the winner of the 2016 IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award

The family business was recognized for its exceptional commitment to sustainability, its original governance principles inspired by the shipping and seafaring history of its ancestors and founders, as well as its mastery of entrepreneurial partnerships.

Check:
http://www.imd.org/publications/articles/jebsen-jessen-family-enterprise-masters-of-entrepreneurial-partnerships/?mrk_cmpg_source=webletter-issue01-17&utm_source=dm&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=webletter-issue01-17

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017

Universities take their own inventions to market

February 21, 2017

By Lucy Haire – in University World News.

Ten years after the United Kingdom’s then chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown told universities to earn income by setting up businesses based on their own research discoveries and inventions, there are now 2,000 university spin-outs generating more than £1 billion (US$1.2 billion) a year.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170206234250590

Povl Tiedemann
February 2017