Archive for August, 2017

CUP reverses China censorship after academic uproar

August 31, 2017

By Yojana Sharma – in University World Press

Cambridge University Press or CUP has reversed its decision to block access in China to more than 300 articles deemed sensitive to the Beijing government after China specialists and academics condemned its decision, made public earlier this month, to cave into pressure from China.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170822115841865

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

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Universities criticised for overuse of English – in Norway

August 29, 2017

From The Local.no – in University World News.

The Language Council of Norway or Språkrådet says it is concerned about the amount of English used in courses at Norwegian universities and colleges.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170819070745831

https://www.thelocal.no/20170816/norway-universities-criticised-for-overuse-of-english

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Supervising international research students

August 28, 2017

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

Communication and understanding are key in the international student-supervisor relationship, which is fundamental to the student’s ability to adjust to a new environment – and there is a lot of adjusting for students to do.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017081515445461

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Shorter periods abroad could widen student mobility

August 27, 2017

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News.

Shorter periods of studying or working abroad during degree programmes should be offered by universities to close the gap in mobility participation rates between affluent students and their less well-off peers in the United Kingdom. That’s a key recommendation of a new report from Universities UK International.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170816105109256

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Universities must move from teaching to transforming

August 25, 2017

By Elli Yiannakaris – in University World News.

Universities need a different style of teaching with a more person- and community-centred approach to give their students the entrepreneurial skills they will need in today’s world. Learning approaches that include incubation, mentorship, personal development, leadership training and funding are critical.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170818132115709

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

How do university leaders view internationalisation? – in Japan

August 24, 2017

By Futao Huang and Tsukasa Daizen – in University World News.

Research in Japan shows that university leaders highly value internationalisation. Recent political events in the United States and United Kingdom have had very little impact on this view, and universities have not slowed their pace of internationalisation.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170815114425720

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Shanghai Ranking 2017

August 23, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Asian countries increase share of top 500 universities

United States universities continue to dominate in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities released last week by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, with Harvard University remaining top for the 15th year running. But the number of top 500 universities from Asian countries is increasing.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170815000359947

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

IMD and Cisco unveil telepresence technology to connect campuses in Lausanne and Singapore

August 22, 2017

From IMD Newsletter, issue 4: 2017

The Connected Classroom enables high-quality, collaborative interactions between executives thousands of kilometres apart

IMD Business School and Cisco have announced the completion of the Connected Classroom — a two-year-long initiative to virtually connect classrooms and boardrooms thousands of kilometres apart with telepresence technology.

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http://www.imd.org/news/updates/imd-and-cisco-unveil-telepresence-technology-to-connect-campuses-in-lausanne-and-singapore/?mrk_cmpg_source=webletter-issue04-17&utm_source=dm&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=webletter-issue04-17

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Digital Disruption analysis by IMD

August 21, 2017

New Study Finds Executives See Digital Disruption as Opportunity to Transform Their Companies

From IMD Newsletter, issue 4:2017

Research from the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation shows that disruption has grown at a significant pace across industries. A major study by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative, has revealed that executives are increasingly recognizing the positive aspects of digital disruption. The research, published in the report ‘Life in the Digital Vortex’, draws on a survey of 636 business leaders in 44 countries across 14 industries on their attitudes and behaviors toward digital disruption.

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http://www.imd.org/news/updates/new-study-finds-executives-see-digital-disruption-as-opportunity-to-transform-their-companies/?mrk_cmpg_source=webletter-issue04-17&utm_source=dm&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=webletter-issue04-17

New study finds most leaders unprepared to meet the demands of digital disruption

From IMD Newsletter, issue 4: 2017

The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an initiative of IMD business school and Cisco, and HR consultancy metaBeratung, have identified four competencies and three behaviours that business leaders need in order to excel in the era of digital disruption. A new report, Redefining Leadership for a Digital Age, presents findings from a global survey of more than 1,000 executives across 20 different sectors.

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http://www.imd.org/news/updates/new-study-finds-most-leaders-unprepared-to-meet-the-demands-of-digital-disruption/?mrk_cmpg_source=webletter-issue04-17&utm_source=dm&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=webletter-issue04-17

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Universities under fire for donations from dictatorships

August 20, 2017

By Camilla Turner and Harry Yorke for The Telegraph – in University World News.

Universities should not accept donations from dictatorships, MPs have said, following a Telegraph investigation into donations made to British institutions by authoritarian regimes.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017081906491761

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017