Archive for April, 2017

Ministry backs down on greater control of universities – in Denmark

April 30, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Minister of Higher Education and Science Søren Pind has dropped the ministry’s controversial proposal to select the heads of the governing boards of universities after an agreement in parliament with the Danish People’s Party and the Social Democratic Party. The proposal was strongly opposed by universities and professional organisations.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170419101719707

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

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UNESCO – Affordability is key to inclusive HE expansion

April 29, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

UNESCO has called on governments never to allow student loan repayments to rise above 15% of their monthly incomes and has recommended a package of measures to ensure that the current rapid expansion of higher education globally does not leave the disadvantaged behind.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170421192643760

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

How Your Personal Relationships Impact Your Professional Ones

April 28, 2017

By Roger Lehman – in INSEAD Knowledge.

The roles we unconsciously adopt in significant relationships can result in struggles with colleagues, personal relationships or our careers.

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/how-your-personal-relationships-impact-your-professional-ones-5836?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=c8fc7aaf22-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-c8fc7aaf22-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

Three Crucial Advantages of Multicultural Management Teams

April 27, 2017

By Nirmalya Kumar – in INSEAD Knowledge.

International experience and insight matter far more than what it says on your passport.

While many large companies are multinational, most of the top management teams (TMTs) in these companies are not. They tend to be dominated by executives with a connection to the home country of the company. Attention is paid to gender diversity, but cultural diversity is often ignored.

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http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/three-crucial-advantages-of-multicultural-management-teams-5876?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=799f24b3e7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-799f24b3e7-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

Universities lease campus land to Chinese schools

April 26, 2017

By Douglas Quan for the Vancouver Sun – in University World News.

Looking to boost revenues and create a pipeline of future international students, some British Columbia universities are turning to a novel – and controversial – idea: letting Chinese companies open private high schools on their campuses.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170414150523929

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

Time for Bologna to stand up for academic freedom

April 25, 2017

By Anne Corbett and Claire Gordon – in University World News.

The attack on the Central European University marks a critical moment for the European Union. Silence implies weakness. It is time for Bologna to break with the convention of not making announcements between political meetings and seize the opportunity to defend academic freedom.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=201704191359100

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

Employment status given to all doctoral candidates – in Sweden

April 24, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The Swedish government has changed the university law to ensure every doctoral candidate is made an employee of the university with a salary. This should strengthen the position of foreign PhD students, who make up more than half of the country’s 19,000 doctoral candidates. But problems with resident status and visa regulations remain.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=201704201449161

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

UK public does not want fewer international students

April 23, 2017

By ComRes – in University World News.

Nearly three-quarters – 73% – of the British public would like to see the same number or more international students coming to study in the United Kingdom, after discovering the contribution they make to the economy and the jobs they generate.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170412131514332

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

The value of PhDs has shifted but is still disputed – in Sweden

April 22, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University Word News.

A researcher’s examination of the changes in Swedish doctoral education over the past 70 years found dramatic improvements when it switched to four-year PhDs and allowed published articles to replace a single thesis, but the value of the doctorate is still a bone of contention with employers.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170410230128288

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017

Transforming higher education’s creative capacity

April 21, 2017

By Patrick Blessinger – in University World News.

The ability to think creatively is vital in the current era where automation threatens jobs and innovation is all-important. Through creative curricula and learning activities universities and their faculty can develop the creative learning needed for the future.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170410233217814

Povl Tiedemann
April 2017