Archive for June, 2018

Russian HE update

June 30, 2018

Russian universities are ‘poised to compete globally’

By Nick Holdsworth – in University World News.

Russian universities are poised to emerge from decades of relative obscurity and become a new force in international higher education, experts in international ranking say at a QS global summit in Moscow on advancing university excellence.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180524145349572

Twenty-five years of change in post-Soviet HE systems

By Lukas Bischof – in University World News.

A new book illustrates not only how the common past of the 15 post-Soviet countries has shaped – and is continuing to shape – their development, but how similar and sometimes diverging policy choices were taken to deal with common challenges.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180620090756103

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

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The higher education landscape is changing fast

June 29, 2018

By Angel Calderon – in University World News.

With Asia set to dominate the next decades, it is predicted that shifting demographics will mean that middle-income countries will be the new generators for enrolments in higher education by 2040. Could this herald a new era in the geopolitics of higher education?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018062208555853

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Reconfiguring the European higher education sector

June 28, 2018

By Aline Courtois – in University World news.

European Union countries have mixed views on the impact of Brexit on European higher education cooperation. While some could gain as a result, many say the research productivity and reputation of institutions in the United Kingdom have helped the region as a whole to achieve great visibility in the global higher education and research landscape.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180621101812552

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Business schools need to reconnect with society

June 27, 2018

By Mathias Falkenstein – in University World News.

Business schools are at a ‘tipping point’ and must reconnect with their primary responsibility of serving the needs of society. Institutional changes are needed – to create more ethical, responsible and sustainable management education – and accreditation processes are helping to push them forward.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018061914274232

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Tuition issues

June 26, 2018

Universities suffer under free-tuition regimes

By Ariane de Gayardon – in University World News.

Abolishing university tuition fees may seem a popular move, but governments do not have the money to replace tuition fees, resulting in short-term funding freezes and cuts and forcing long-term choices to be made between quality and open access.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018061310003591

Free higher education – The public good argument

By Roger Chao Jr – in University World News.

Challenges in providing quality ‘public’ higher education should not be a reason for national governments to shirk their responsibility to deliver a public service that includes delivery of quality ‘public’ higher education with long-term benefits not only for students but for society in general.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180619115746810

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Political Correctness

June 25, 2018

University teachers fired on say of student informants – in China

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

As China tightens ideological control of universities, an increasing number of university teachers have been suspended or fired after students informed on them for making politically inappropriate remarks in class or for not conforming to ideological diktats handed down by the Communist Party.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180615170735269

Universities told to further embed Chinese culture

By Amber Ziye Wang – in University World News.

Universities across China have been told to further integrate Chinese traditional culture into their courses and award students credits for studying ethnic music, arts and crafts under plans to boost cultural confidence and counter influences from the West and other Asian countries.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018060513352952

‘Gendered language’ off limits at universities – in Australia

From Newshub.

In a move towards gender neutrality, some universities in Australia have taken to banning words with gendered meaning such as ‘she’, ‘mankind’ and ‘workmanship’, which are among the terms that have been banned.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180615083737856

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Universities’ marketing is out of date, says web guru

June 24, 2018

By Nic Mitchell – in University World News.

Universities are lagging behind in understanding how marketing to people has shifted in the digital age, according to one of the top visionaries of recent web developments. He urged them to recognise the change in customer behaviour and allow authentic student reviews on their websites.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018061317383691

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Academic Qualifications

June 23, 2018

Automating recognition of academic qualifications

By Terje Mørland and Stig Arne Skjerven – in University World News.

The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education’s introduction of a new service for the automatic recognition of higher education qualifications is innovative and could be a model of best practice for greater mobility across Europe and beyond.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180613150806305

The EUA-CDE Doctoral Debate: Further developing doctoral supervision training in Europe

From EUA Newsletter 8 – 2018.

Doctoral supervision plays a central role in preparing doctoral candidates to contribute to research and society. However, training and support for supervisors too often remain at a basic level. This article by the founding members of the Group of Trainers for the Professionalization of Doctoral Supervision at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili makes the case for the full integration of doctoral supervision training into the strategy of universities.

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http://www.eua-cde.org/the-doctoral-debate/9:further-developing-doctoral-supervision-training-in-europe.html?utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=49b495710f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-49b495710f-59047689

Povl Tiedemann
June2018

Horizon Europe will require a new kind of academic and more multidisciplinarity, by Lokesh Joshi and Gary Lupton

June 22, 2018

From EUA Newsletter 10 – 2018

Horizon Europe shares broad similarities with Horizon 2020, but there are some significant differences that should be pointed out. In addition to continuing its emphasis on strengthening European science and technology by supporting cutting-edge research, Horizon Europe will focus on mission-oriented research to address global challenges and will foster industrial competitiveness.

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http://eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2018/06/14/horizon-europe-will-require-a-new-kind-of-academic-and-more-multidisciplinarity-by-lokesh-joshi-and-gary-lupton?utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=f089c56b0f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_14_09_32&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-f089c56b0f-59047689

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Universities and our digital future in a divided world

June 22, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

In what ways can higher education and research direct digital innovation to benefit society and how should universities respond to the current socio-economic and international divisions in the world? University leaders from Pacific Rim countries will discuss these issues in Taipei next weekend (23-24 June).

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180615131241142

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018