Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Universities and cities – Key drivers of sustainability

May 30, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The British Council welcomed 900 academics, university leaders, ministers and industry chiefs from 80 countries to its Going Global 2017 conference focusing on “Global cities: connecting talent, driving change”. But they left the opening session last Monday with a stark warning of the challenges facing universities and cities in the years ahead.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170525134356470

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Are micro-campuses a new model for international HE?

May 29, 2017

By Brent White – in University World News.

The University of Arizona’s new micro-campus model for transnational education

A new model of transnational education hopes to deliver good-quality international higher education locally in a sustainable way across the globe, using technology to enable ‘flipped classrooms’ to deliver international degree programmes to local students, together with partner universities and their faculty.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170522232833803

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Student Mobility

May 28, 2017

From Times Higher Edcation – in WES / WENR, April 27.

U.K.: Experts See New Era of Globally ‘Contested’ Student Mobility

More restrictive immigration laws in the U.S. and Australia, together with Britain’s pending exit from the European Union, may trigger a “more contested and problematic” environment for global mobility among students and academics, according to the director of the Centre for Global Higher Education at University College London and others.

Check:

http://wenr.wes.org/2017/05/wenr-may-2017-europe

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Four Ways to Handle Multicultural Differences in a Team

May 26, 2017

By Nirmalya Kumar – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Working across cultures can sometimes be frustrating, but the results are well worth the learning journey.

Companies operating in many countries benefit from having a multicultural top management team. However, working in such a team is challenging. People from different cultures behave in ways we often find perplexing, and suspending our judgement on these differences is difficult.

Check:

https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/four-ways-to-handle-multicultural-differences-in-a-team-6206?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=c37df40712-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-c37df40712-249976169#T7lRcPUOFQJIlkFF.99

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

EQUIP project focus groups explore QA challenges

May 25, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 10 – 19. May 2017

Over the past three months, the EQUIP project, of which EUA is a partner, has held a series of focus groups for a variety of higher education stakeholders in order to explore their different perceptions of quality assurance (QA) and to decide how to approach some of the current challenges.

Check:
http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2017/05/18/equip-project-focus-groups-explore-qa-challenges

Check Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area:
http://eua.be/Libraries/quality-assurance/esg_2015.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Education minister announces plan to outlaw essay mills – in Ireland

May 24, 2017

By Stephen McNeice for News Talk – in University World News.

The education minister is looking to clamp down on ‘essay mills’ that are selling work to third-level students.

It will be made an offence under new draft laws aimed at cutting down on cheating in higher education. The laws are modelled on legislation from New Zealand, and designed to stop people buying customised academic essays or dissertations.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170519125310741

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Gamification – The future of graduate recruitment

May 23, 2017

By Amber Wigmore Álvarez – in University World News.

Digital transformation is not only dramatically changing the jobs landscape, it is revolutionising how candidates are chosen for those roles. Today’s students need to be taught about new methods of recruitment and how they can help to match them better to the jobs of the future.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170517001336741

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

New employment outcomes criteria in university funding – in Denmark

May 22, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Minister of Higher Education and Science Søren Pind has endorsed a ministry proposal to base 10% of budget allocation on higher education institutions’ graduate employment outcomes, as part of a reform of university funding, which is currently linked to the number of exams passed.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017051119551516

Povl Tiedemann
May 2016

Open Science: EUA discusses the future of scientific publishing, open research data and alternative metrics

May 21, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 10 – 19 May 2017.

The EUA High-Level Group on “big deals” with scientific publishers and the Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science met in Brussels on 4 and 5 May 2017 to discuss the future of scientific publishing, open research data and alternative metrics.

Sabina Leonelli centred on five key principles as building blocks for more openness in scientific publishing:
sustainability, transparency, incentives, research evaluation
and community involvement.

Doris Wedlich presented recommendations and outputs in areas such as:
data foundation, terminology and interoperability; data citation,
bibliometrics and workflows; and metadata standards.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2017/05/18/open-science-eua-discusses-the-future-of-scientific-publishing-open-research-data-and-alternative-metrics

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

New ways to make the case for the public good of HE

May 20, 2017

By Ellen Hazelkorn and Andrew Gibson – in University World News.

As the public asks questions about how universities serve society, it is time for the academy to make a case for how it works for the public good and change its one-way engagement with the wider population, inviting citizen participation in deliberative processes, or risk creeping government intervention.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170501182626170

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017