Archive for July, 2018

Factors behind being in top five Horizon 2020 recipients

July 30, 2018

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University Word News.

While four leading universities in the United Kingdom head the list of the top five recipients of Horizon 2020 funds so far, they are followed by Denmark’s University of Copenhagen, the best performer in continental Europe. What were the key factors behind its success?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180728055500387

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

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Bologna 20 years on – Look at the bigger picture

July 29, 2018

By Anne Corbett – in University World News.

European cooperation in higher education is fortunate to be a ‘low politics’ issue as it allows for greater opportunities for the sector to engage. The recent Bologna ministerial conference was such an opportunity and brought new collegial initiatives and an important commitment to academic freedom.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180717085651359

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Education and employment and the response to automation

July 27, 2018

By Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury and Helena Calle – in University World News.

If we’re to thrive in an automated world, we need to rethink education. Jobs and the skills required to do them will be different in the future. Now is the time to consider the options and opportunities and ensure we can make the most of them.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180718063505798

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

How should rankings assess teaching and learning?

July 26, 2018

By Richard Holmes – in University World News.

A new ranking aims to rank teaching in Western European universities, but it raises a lot of questions about the indicators used and the subjectivity of student surveys. The ranking of universities for teaching and learning is still very much unmapped territory.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018072007042392

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Turning the tide on ebbing trust in higher education

July 25, 2018

By Michael Schill – in University World News.

Higher education has arguably never been more important to our citizens or to our society. Yet universities have become the epicentre for many social tensions and trust in higher education institutions is eroding in some countries. Why is this and what can be done?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180713131643672

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

New data red tape could hamper international research

July 23, 2018

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

China’s new regulations restricting the ‘export’ of scientific data and demanding that any research for publication in international journals must first be approved by a new, yet to be set up authority, are causing anxiety for researchers who work in collaboration with China.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180720072113906

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Top universities demand better accreditation system

July 20, 2018

By Eugene Vorotnikov – University World News.

The 50 largest Russian universities have called on Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, to abolish the current system of state accreditation of universities and replace it with a system involving grading based on objective data and which is preventive rather than punitive, to improve quality.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180720145838428

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

White Paper sets out Brexit position for HE, research

July 18, 2018

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The United Kingdom government has announced its intention to facilitate mobility of students and research talent and “explore” continued participation in European Union science programmes post-Brexit in its White Paper setting out its position on the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180713204536901

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Drop in applications expected to hit universities hard

July 17, 2018

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

Russian universities are expecting a shortage of applications for university places this year, according to a government report. Experts warn it could lead to declining standards and send many private institutions into bankruptcy. It will also increase pressure to recruit more international students.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180703112906531

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

The new dynamics in international student circulation

July 16, 2018

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

The main push and pull factors for international student mobility have not changed in the past decade, but global contexts have, resulting in growing global competition for international students and increasing South-South student flows. But quality concerns and language issues remain barriers to further growth.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180704143553337

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018