Archive for November, 2017

EU to prioritise deeper HE cooperation and mobility

November 30, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Spending more on higher education and research at the European Union level to deepen cooperation and mobility between Europe’s universities is increasingly seen as a priority to tackle the challenge of digitalisation and the rise of xenophobia and extremism, European leaders and officials have signalled.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171124074223184

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

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Key factors in quality of masters courses identified

November 29, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Researchers examining programmes in four countries have identified critical factors that are important to achieving high quality in masters education in economics and molecular biology – and they say the results are relevant for other academic disciplines.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171123131212840

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Contingent faculty teach majority of university courses – in US

November 29, 2017

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

Contingent faculty, who are typically part-time teachers on short-term contracts, today teach more than two-thirds of university courses nationwide, federal data show. And a substantial number of them are living on the edge of poverty, according to a new report.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171124201157517

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Universities can help overcome economic nationalism

November 28, 2017

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

In an era when economic and trade nationalism is disrupting the multilateral world order, universities have a role to play in driving multinational cross-border collaborations and keeping pace with disruptive technologies, the Asia-Pacific University Leaders’ Forum, held in Vietnam, was told.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171123200015564

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

EUA welcomes Commission initiative putting education at the heart of a more social Europe

November 28, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 20 – 2017

The European Commission has published a new Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” which outlines its vision of a European Education Area for 2025.

The goal is to create a “Europe in which learning, studying and doing research would not be hampered by borders”. While the EU cannot legislate on educational matters, the ambitions are high. Among other things, there is a proposal to remove obstacles to recognition also for primary and secondary level education, expand mobility beyond higher education, and create world-class networks of European universities.

Check:

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/communication-strengthening-european-identity-education-culture_en.pdf?utm_source=EUA+Newsletters&utm_campaign=638062b709-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_998bd40b45-638062b709-57864989

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

New EUA report on the work of the thematic peer groups on learning and teaching

November 27, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 20 – 2017

EUA has published a summary report on the lessons learnt by the thematic peer groups in learning and teaching to share the overall outcomes with its membership. In the first half of 2017 four groups worked as part of the L&T Initiative and covered the following topics:

• building a link between research and teaching missions of the university;
• empowering students for their future professional life and civic engagement;
• addressing larger and more diverse student bodies ensuring student success;
• fostering engagement in developing L&T.

Check:

http://eua.be/Libraries/publications-homepage-list/eua-s-learning-and-teaching-initiative—report-from-the-thematic-peer-groups-in-2017?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_name=newsletter-email-24-11-2017&utm_source=EUA+Newsletters&utm_campaign=638062b709-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_998bd40b45-638062b709-57864989

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Crisis to opportunity: Rehumanising internationalisation

November 26, 2017

By Jenny J Lee – in University World News.

The looming international enrolment crisis at American universities and colleges illustrated by the Open Doors survey could make way for rethinking what internationalisation can be. I propose a bigger vision than competing for a dwindling supply – rehumanising, politicising and conscious-raising international education by asking new questions that extend beyond bottom-lines and towards synergistic possibilities.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171115085055664

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

How the US can stem decline in international students

November 25, 2017

By Rahul Choudaha – in University World News.

New figures show a decline in international students going to the United States. Universities need to work harder to differentiate their offering and diversify their source countries.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171114123920568

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

New international student numbers decline for first time

November 25, 2017

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

The number of new international students in the United States declined by 3% in 2016-17 – dropping for the first time in the 12 years since the Open Doors survey of the Institute of International Education has reported new enrolments. But the overall number of international students rose by 3% to 1.08 million and Americans studying abroad increased by 4%.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171118062217138

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Universities clarify cooperation with industry, society

November 24, 2017

By Michael Gardner – in University World News.

University heads in Germany have adopted a resolution clarifying cooperation between higher education, industry and society at their members’ assembly in Potsdam.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171118070401117

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017