Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Chinese universities aid huge surge in AI inventions

February 17, 2019

By Wagdy Sawahel and Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

A new study charts a “massive recent surge” in artificial intelligence-based inventions, with Chinese universities making a strong contribution to a field dominated by United States and Japanese companies. But universities in the Middle East and Africa are in danger of being left behind.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190205074220489

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

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Research excellence policy has unintended consequences

February 16, 2019

Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

A study of thirty years of a policy of fostering excellence in science in the Netherlands has concluded that the policy has been effective but has led to unintended consequences that have skewed the work of universities in three ways.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190208094624836

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

Finding a sustainable future for student mobility

February 15, 2019

Rahul Choudaha and Hans de Wit – in University World News.

The rise of nationalism and the increasing cost of tuition present a threat to the aspirations of internationalisation of higher education. The realisation of these aspirations requires reinvesting fees into the student experience and access as well as immigration policies that provide pathways for international students.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190205110138464

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

IMD Criterion of the Month – Corruption, Democracy, and Political Uncertainty

February 14, 2019

By Cristos Chabolis – IMD World Competitiveness Center.

On 29 January, Transparency International released the Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018 revealing an alarming association between corruption and the level of democracy. The results disclose that most of the 180 countries studied have failed to confront corruption. Further analysis exhibits that countries with high rates of corruption are the ones with low levels of political rights and democratic institutions.

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https://www.imd.org/research-knowledge/articles/com-february-2019/

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

Dearth of evidence of value of international cooperation

February 13, 2019

By Kata Orosz and Daniela Crăciun – in University World News.

One of the biggest failures of international higher education cooperation over the past 25 years has been the inability to thoroughly demonstrate its added value by means of rigorous empirical research, particularly in terms of improved learning outcomes or the political benefits.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190204144538245

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

Accreditors could be doing much more to fight corruption

February 12, 2019

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

Quality assurance bodies could be doing much more to address corruption in higher education but often don’t view it as their responsibility, preliminary survey findings suggest. Accreditors in some parts of the globe are paying attention to the problem, the study found. But for a host of complex reasons, corruption is barely on the radar screen in other pockets of the world.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190206105718709

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

A promise of fast and fair evaluation of credentials

February 11, 2019

By Jenneke Lokhoff – in University World News.

Automatic recognition of qualifications, a key ambition of the European Education Area, offers the promise of fast and fair decisions on equivalent qualifications, drastically benefiting student mobility by 2025, but it is more complex than it might first appear.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2019020413361413

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

How to future-proof business schools against disruption

February 10, 2019

By University World News and EFMD – webinar.

Business schools are entering an era of hyper-competition to attract international talent, earn reputation and grow resources at a time of tightening visa rules and post-work opportunities and increasing activity from alternative providers. How can they survive and thrive in this context?

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190208093929838

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

Religious directorate warns that HE runs counter to faith

February 9, 2019

By Ahval – in University World News.

Turkish left-wing newspaper BirGün reported last week that a book distributed to Turkish students free of charge by the state’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, or Diyanet, has warned that university education is counter to religious faith, reports Ahval.

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190201102455616

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019

Academic researchers need a more reliable career path

February 8, 2019

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Current patterns of recruitment of researchers for Danish universities threaten to undermine the quality of university research in the long run, according to a new report by the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR).

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https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190130150236330

Povl Tiedemann
February 2019