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The politics of quality assurance in higher education

November 21, 2017

By Aurelija Valeikienė – in University World News.

Quality assurance is being held back by institutional leaders’ and government’s need to demonstrate impact and by constant changes and differences of opinion about what quality means at any given time.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017111610182154

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

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In turbulent times trust is crucial for universities

November 20, 2017

By Wilhelm Krull – in University World News.

Universities, scientists and scholars need to do more to engage with the public, listen to them, pay attention to the social pressures they face, and take their concerns seriously if they want to confront the rising wave of anti-elitism sweeping the continent.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171107085924596

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Educating for the fourth industrial revolution

November 19, 2017

By Roger Chao Jr – in University World News.

Higher education needs to start a proper conversation about how we educate people – from young to old – and also how we train teachers in the skills and knowledge we will need for the fourth industrial revolution and those that follow it.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171107123728676

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

‘World-class universities’ – The accountability gap

November 18, 2017

By Paul Benneworth – in University World News.

‘World-class universities’ will not help transform higher education for the public good unless they find ways to give the most excluded, powerless and problematic communities a serious say over the strategic and scientific choices they make.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171026081737664

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Evaluating International Credentials: Problems of Transfer Credit

November 17, 2017

By Alan Margolis, City University of New York – in WENR / WES report.

Foreign transfer credits pose a unique challenge for credential evaluators. Do the credits represent academic level equivalency? Equivalency in substance and depth? How was performance measured? Tips from an experienced registrar provide context and help.

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https://wenr.wes.org/2017/11/evaluating-international-credentials-problems-of-transfer-credit

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Institutions move to cut international student numbers – in Denmark

November 15, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Enrolment in Danish business academies and professional universities fell by nearly 28% in 2017 following action taken by the institutions to reduce the number of foreign students, according to the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, with students from Eastern Europe most affected.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171108151645457

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

International students add US$627 million to economy – in Denmark

November 14, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The net contribution to the economy of the 5,046 international students graduating with masters degrees in 2007-11, when deducting for all costs incurred for higher education and welfare expenses, including for those receiving Danish student financing, was DKK4 billion (US$627 million) in 2007-11.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171111043534999

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Time for decisive action to improve teacher education

November 13, 2017

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

Who delivers the instruction and how is the most important determinant of a young person’s educational success. For any education system to be successful there must first and foremost be good teachers and that requires tough entry and exit criteria and a relevant curriculum.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171108101359598

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

The high costs of controversial campus speakers

November 12, 2017

By Madison Park for CNN – in University World News.

Free speech has neither come free nor cheap on campuses this year – especially amid fierce protests in response to controversial speakers.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171103142139758

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

UK, EU ‘must urgently agree’ deep science partnership

November 11, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

A new, deep and special partnership in science and innovation between the European Union and the United Kingdom must be agreed upon as a matter of urgency, a policy briefing published by the Centre for Global Higher Education on 1 November has recommended.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171104041557741

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017