Archive for March, 2017

Universities and civic engagement on a global scale

March 29, 2017

By Barbara Lethem Ibrahim – in University World News.

How can universities link up globally to support civil society and learn from institutions in places of repression or conflict? Harnessing the strengths and guarding against the weaknesses of the digital revolution and spontaneous popular movements might be a good place to start.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170323121101667

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

Global and Local Challenges

March 28, 2017

Can universities be locally and globally engaged?

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Lead editor of the Global University Network for Innovation’s sixth Higher Education in the World report, Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the global with the local, Francesc Xavier Grau, talks to University World News about the pressures mitigating against universities striving to be both locally competitive and globally responsible.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170325000413982

For universities all global challenges are local

By Budd L Hall, Nandita Bhatt and Walter Lepore – in University World News.
Curriculum change in higher education is an extremely complex process. In the search for excellence, engagement and social responsibility there is no contradiction between universities responding to local calls for action and global matters.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170321112948792

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

Community engagement outperforms university rankings

March 28, 2017

By Andrew Petter – in University World News.

Rankings serve as poor instruments for the vast majority of universities to distinguish themselves or to build their reputations. For most institutions, an ambitious campaign of community engagement is likely to produce much greater reputational dividends than the quixotic quest for an advance in the rankings.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170321225318326

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

University rankings and the battle for talent

March 26, 2017

By Anand Kulkarni – in University World News.

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index shows that there is more than university rankings involved in attracting and retaining the best talent and that cohesive economic and social systems and tolerance for minorities and immigrants play a key role.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170313195120523

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

Unfair teacher feedback means demotivated students

March 25, 2017

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

Student feedback should be about helping students progress in their learning, not penalising them for originality. Feedback that is unfair and not linked to stated assessment criteria works against students achieving their potential.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170314001308294

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

Universities must address local and global challenges

March 24, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Universities face a dual and potentially conflicting responsibility to address both the local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society, according to new report by the Global University Network for Innovation.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170317233121374

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

A step towards greater internationalisation in HE

March 23, 2017

By Robert Coelen – in University World News.

Proposed changes to Dutch legislation will allow students at offshore campuses to do their whole degree there and this could bring benefits to both students and staff. Other changes will enhance the ability of universities to attract talented young international scholars.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170314000102702

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

Education department moves to prosecute essay mills

March 22, 2017

By Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times – in University World News.

The Department of Education and Skills is planning to introduce laws to prosecute ‘essay mill’ companies who offer to write students’ assignments in exchange for money.

The move is a response to mounting concern over the practice which allows students to circumvent their college’s plagiarism detection systems. The use of these services is not easily detected as software used by universities only detects where students have copied from previously published academic texts.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170318082831972

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

A perfect storm for international student mobility?

March 21, 2017

By Rahul Choudaha – in University World News.

Political and economic changes are affecting both leading destination and source countries for international higher education. Universities that want to steer a course through the uncertainty and hyper-competition of the next few years will need to be innovative.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170315154044864

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017

Foreign students invited to stay on to work

March 20, 2017

Talent drive looks to bring in international students – China

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

China has stepped up its drive to lure overseas talent in its bid to become an innovation economy. New measures include allowing foreign students to stay on in China after their degrees to take up jobs or internships and reducing red tape around residence permits.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170316161911243

Push for foreign students to stay on to work in Japan

By Suvendrini Kakuchi – in University World News.

Japan is hiring foreign talent and it is now a top priority that international students attending Japanese universities stay on in the country, with the government offering new incentives such as subsidised company internships, help with finding jobs on graduation, stepped-up Japanese language courses and more streamlined processes for work visas after graduation.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170316184126205

Povl Tiedemann
March 2017