Archive for April, 2018

What makes a real international university ranking?

April 30, 2018

By Waldemar Siwinski and Richard Holmes – in University World News.

The spread of university rankings throws up some big questions about the quality of information, the use of – and excessive weight given to – outdated indicators related to reputation, and the need for ways to compare data on the teaching and learning processes.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180425093629732

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

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The quest for truth in the age of demagogues

April 29, 2018

By Jon Nixon – in University World News.

In an era of populism and alternative facts, universities’ role is to insist on the distinction between truth and untruth. They can also challenge a legacy of inequality and provide hope, social mobility and a renewed sense of civic engagement.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180328091120581

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Predatory conferences – A case of academic cannibalism

April 28, 2018

By James McCrostie – in University World News.

University staff and students need more education about the dangers of predatory conferences

Universities need more education about the dangers of predatory conferences, to take greater steps to avoid hosting predatory conferences and to start refusing to hire, promote or give funding to researchers attending and doing the organising.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180409123131407

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

The international transformation in student loan systems

April 26, 2018

By Bruce Chapman and Lorraine Dearden – in University World News.

Income-contingent student loans are growing in popularity as a way of funding higher education. A well-designed system has very significant advantages over the alternative traditional student loan systems, which are heading towards extinction.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180411082843685

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Scaling up global higher education – The viable option

April 25, 2018

By Eileen Kennedy and Diana Laurillard – in University World news.

Massive open online courses or MOOCs work best for people who already have degrees and with the help of research they can help us meet the expected doubling of global demand for higher education by 2030 through their value in supporting professional development of higher education teachers.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018041808412299

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Communist Party setting up cells in US universities

April 24, 2018

By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian for Foreign Policy – in University World News.

Chinese Communist Party cells made up of Chinese students and faculty have appeared in California, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, North Dakota and West Virginia. The cells appear to be part of a strategy, now expanded under Chinese President Xi Jinping, to extend direct party control globally and to insulate students and scholars abroad from the influence of ‘harmful ideology’.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180421050901849

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

How internal quality assurance can drive success

April 23, 2018

By Michaela Martin – in University World News.

How to enhance higher education quality through best practices in internal quality assurance

The results from a UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning study on how to enhance quality and employability in higher education institutions highlight best practice and important success factors and underscore the importance of an evidence-based approach to improving quality.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180417115058216

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Nations join emerging multi-polar global science system

April 22, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Research-intensive universities now operate as a single network on a world scale with more and more nations entering this open system particularly built around science research. It is a global network “open to enter but intensively integrated inside”, says Simon Marginson, director of the Centre for Global Higher Education.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180413085603948

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Top-down research environment stifles success – Study

April 18, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

China’s higher education and research system hamstrings researchers with bureaucratic requirements, rewards quantity over quality and stifles the creativity and critical thinking necessary to achieve innovative breakthroughs, a comprehensive study of the country’s research environment has found.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180412095227365

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018

Nations join emerging multi-polar global science system

April 17, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Research-intensive universities now operate as a single network on a world scale with more and more nations entering this open system particularly built around science research. It is a global network “open to enter but intensively integrated inside”, says Simon Marginson, director of the Centre for Global Higher Education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180413085603948

Povl Tiedemann
April 2018