Archive for September, 2017

Universities are ready to contribute to the Future of Europe

September 30, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 15.

In the past months, the European Commission has issued a series of papers on the future of Europe, including a White Paper on what the governance model and tasks of the Union should be, and several reflection papers on how the EU should deal with immediate, serious challenges such as the need to deepen the social dimension of Europe and harness globalisation.

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http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2017/09/07/universities-are-ready-to-contribute-to-the-future-of-europe

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

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EUA and leading research groups express concern about EU Copyright Reform

September 30, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 15.

EUA has signed a joint Open Letter in collaboration with other stakeholders to express its alarm at the potentially damaging effects of the proposals currently in Parliament and Council for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

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http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2017/09/07/eua-and-leading-research-groups-express-concern-about-eu-copyright-reform

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Survey exposes weaknesses in university quality control

September 29, 2017

By Rasha Faek for Al-Fanar Media – in University World News.

Only five out of 17 Arab countries surveyed by Al-Fanar Media have a follow-up mechanism in place to monitor quality once a university has been established. The survey aimed to examine the legal requirements for opening and operating universities.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170923052615915

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Lifelong learning requires an evolving university

September 28, 2017

By Margaret Andrews – in University World News.

Universities need to adapt to a changing world where students will need to learn throughout their lives. That means selectively forgetting some ways of doing things from the past in order to fully invent and realise the future of higher education – and it isn’t easy.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170919100156534

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Tertiary enrolment exploding but benefits vary – OECD

September 27, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Tertiary enrolment is expanding rapidly, with very strong returns for individuals and taxpayers, but new evidence shows that universities can fail to offer, and individuals fail to pursue, the fields of study that promise the greatest labour market opportunities, according to a new OECD report.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170916062103380

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

The new nationalism and internationalisation of HE

September 22, 2017

By Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Tough times for internationalisation of higher education lie ahead due to rise of nationalism

Europe and North America are entering a profoundly difficult period for higher education internationalisation. It is likely academics will carry the burden of maintaining a globalist vision of the university in the face of the rise of nationalist movements and governments.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170914073027157

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Blue Ocean Shift

September 21, 2017

By Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – in Salamander, INSEAD Alumni Magazine.

If Blue Ocean Strategy is the “why”,
Blue Ocean Shift is the “how”.

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https://alumnimagazine.insead.edu/breaking-the-news-on-blue-ocean-shift/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Tuition Cost versus Skill Benefit – from Education at a Glance

September 20, 2017

Most university students in OECD now pay tuition fees

By Geoff Maslen – in University World News.

Full-time university students in America pay the highest tuition fees among the 30 nations covered in the latest OECD report, Education at a Glance 2017. The United States is by far the most expensive, while public universities in a third of the countries evaluated by the OECD do not impose any charge at all for bachelor degree students.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170916062250661

What HE students pay and what support they are given

By Geoff Maslen – in University World News.

Countries around the world can be roughly divided into four groups according to two factors: the level of university tuition fees charged and the financial support available through each country’s student financial aid system, according to the latest OECD report, Education at a Glance 2017.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170916062417867

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

The Nine Major Ways of Doing Business in the World

September 19, 2017

By Michael A. Witt – in INSEAD Knowledge.

A new measure for gauging and understanding the challenge of business abroad is released in the paper ”Mapping the business systems of 61 major economies” classified in nine main types of business systems in the world combined with scores measuring the relative challenge of doing business in another economy.

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https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/the-nine-major-ways-of-doing-business-in-the-world-7086?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=1216759296-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-1216759296-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Government unveils post-Brexit science position paper

September 18, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News

The United Kingdom will seek a far-reaching agreement to strengthen science and innovation collaboration with European partners post-Brexit and would prefer to design a new type of deal than build on existing precedents, according to the government’s position paper.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017090904372550

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017