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The new nationalism and internationalisation of HE

September 22, 2017

By Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Tough times for internationalisation of higher education lie ahead due to rise of nationalism

Europe and North America are entering a profoundly difficult period for higher education internationalisation. It is likely academics will carry the burden of maintaining a globalist vision of the university in the face of the rise of nationalist movements and governments.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170914073027157

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

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Blue Ocean Shift

September 21, 2017

By Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – in Salamander, INSEAD Alumni Magazine.

If Blue Ocean Strategy is the “why”,
Blue Ocean Shift is the “how”.

Check:

https://alumnimagazine.insead.edu/breaking-the-news-on-blue-ocean-shift/

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Tuition Cost versus Skill Benefit – from Education at a Glance

September 20, 2017

Most university students in OECD now pay tuition fees

By Geoff Maslen – in University World News.

Full-time university students in America pay the highest tuition fees among the 30 nations covered in the latest OECD report, Education at a Glance 2017. The United States is by far the most expensive, while public universities in a third of the countries evaluated by the OECD do not impose any charge at all for bachelor degree students.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170916062250661

What HE students pay and what support they are given

By Geoff Maslen – in University World News.

Countries around the world can be roughly divided into four groups according to two factors: the level of university tuition fees charged and the financial support available through each country’s student financial aid system, according to the latest OECD report, Education at a Glance 2017.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170916062417867

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

The Nine Major Ways of Doing Business in the World

September 19, 2017

By Michael A. Witt – in INSEAD Knowledge.

A new measure for gauging and understanding the challenge of business abroad is released in the paper ”Mapping the business systems of 61 major economies” classified in nine main types of business systems in the world combined with scores measuring the relative challenge of doing business in another economy.

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https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/the-nine-major-ways-of-doing-business-in-the-world-7086?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=1216759296-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-1216759296-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Government unveils post-Brexit science position paper

September 18, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News

The United Kingdom will seek a far-reaching agreement to strengthen science and innovation collaboration with European partners post-Brexit and would prefer to design a new type of deal than build on existing precedents, according to the government’s position paper.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017090904372550

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Young researchers need help with academic networking

September 17, 2017

By Donatella Camedda, Ana Mirman-Flores and Ashling Ryan-Mangan – in University World News.

Universities across the world recognise the value of networking as a way of fostering research collaboration, mobility exchange and curriculum improvement, but young researchers often struggle to find a way to build professional relations that will lead to effective collaboration.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170906091434215

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Education dilemmas in the digital era

September 16, 2017

By Christos Cabolis – IMD Criterion of the Month

September marks the beginning of the academic year for most of the northern hemisphere. It is the time to make decisions over what courses to take and which disciplines to study.

In recent years, this task has become more complex with the proliferation of the digital technologies that have transformed rapidly the labor market in terms of both traditional jobs and new jobs available.

A most intense interest has been placed in the so-called STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Check:

https://www.imd.org/wcc/world-competitiveness-center-publications/2017-com-september/?mrk_cmpg_source=dme_1517009&utm_source=dm&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=dme_1517009

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Existential challenges for universities.

September 15, 2017

Should universities be run like businesses?

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

A group of academics in Norway are questioning the way universities are increasingly being run as businesses, with policy choices based on financial returns rather than societal needs. The ‘New Public Management’ style of governance of universities and public services was slated by well-known academic Frank Aarebrot ahead of the 11 September general election.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170908102945748

Fees, disruption and the meaning of the university

By Tom Abeles – in University World News.

Universities are in for a long cycle of disruption as alternatives compete to provide qualifications. This means their funding models are up for debate as never before as the whole concept of the university comes under scrutiny.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170906114649256

Evidence-based policies for all – Except for science?

By Yves Gingras – in Univesity World News.

Science funding decisions should be based on proof of what works, not on vested interests and anecdotal evidence. The concentration of funding in a few hands goes against the data on diminishing returns and cannot maximise the probability of scientific breakthroughs.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170906110636466

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

How do university rankings maintain their influence?

September 14, 2017

By Miguel Antonio Lim – in University World News.

University rankings’ influence continues to increase even though academics are often very sceptical about them.
Why?
Part of the reason lies in the need for greater accountability and the way rankings are increasingly curating spaces of higher education expertise, including summits and conferences.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017090513250829

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Chinese universities hit new heights in global ranking

September 14, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

United Kingdom universities have taken the top two places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time, but the key trend is the continuing rise of Chinese universities which have taken two top-30 places for the first time. China’s lower-ranked universities have also made big gains.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170905140031381

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017