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Business as a Force for Good: A Blue Ocean Perspective

February 23, 2018

By W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – in INSEAD Knowledge.

How to shift from dividing to expanding the economic pie.

Disruption is popular. Business leaders are constantly reminded that disruption lurks around every corner, that they must disrupt their industries or even their own companies to succeed. In many cases though, disruption is destructive and people lose their jobs in the process.

In a world where the strategic focus of organisations is on competing and disrupting, it is difficult for business leaders to do social good. From a blue ocean perspective, however, this doesn’t have to be the case – what is good for business can be good for society. Here is why and how business and society can go hand-in-hand.

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https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/business-as-a-force-for-good-a-blue-ocean-perspective-8431?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=c0a14e4faf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-c0a14e4faf-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

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Why the skills debate matters – Short and long term

February 22, 2018

By Jonathan Nicholls – in University World News.

The UK’s HE funding debate should consider what skills may be needed for the future.

The United Kingdom is at the centre of a debate on fees and employability, but we are now in the midst of the digital revolution and cannot easily predict what skills we will need in the future and what kind of jobs will exist. It is vital we ensure that our education system is based on teaching a range of skills for a rapidly changing world.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180213130000730

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

H2020 failing to ease Europe’s research funding divide

February 21, 2018

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The European research funding divide between longstanding European Union member states and the newer ones has barely improved in the EU’s eighth framework programme, Horizon 2020. Eastern European states are urging strengthening of the ‘Widening Participation’ measures.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180217050748749

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Students invest in universities, so pay them a dividend

February 20, 2018

By Frances Tsakonas – in University World News.

Vice-chancellors are enjoying fat pay cheques while students rack up debts from rocketing fees. Is it time to revolutionise the financial model, treat fees as an investment and share some of the surplus, whenever there is one, with staff and students?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180213104647853

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Planning the development of your research profile

February 19, 2018

By Nita Temmerman – in University World News.

Think you don’t have time for research? You can’t afford not to. Unless you are teaching only, when it comes to promotion you will generally be measured by your research output and your standing in your discipline. So make a long-term plan and stick to it.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180206134712691

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Regional strategy needed to counter homogenisation

February 18, 2018

By Ann M Brewer – in University World News.

Global rankings can contribute to a one-size-fits-all approach to higher education, blocking the path to innovation and discouraging distinctive characteristics. A regional strategy is a better response in a transnational environment, providing a balance between the extremes of ‘global’ and ‘multinational’ approaches.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180209093548489

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Hong Kong’s higher education – 20 years after handover

February 17, 2018

By Gerard A Postiglione – in University World News.

Much of Hong Kong’s higher education success in the past 20 years – it arguably developed more world-class universities than any other city – has been due to confidence in the autonomy of universities and an openness to new ideas. But will that last?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180131091505692

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Student mobility – Rise or Fall …

February 16, 2018

‘Sharp drop’ expected in global student mobility growth

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Global outbound student mobility will suffer over the next decade as countries invest more domestically in developing their own higher education provision, according to forecasts in a new British Council research report, which warns of “massive, speedy” change.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180209120222866

International UG applications break 100,000 barrier – in UK

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

A jump in undergraduate (UG) applications from European Union countries and a steep rise in non-EU applications have brought the total over 100,000 for the first time, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has reported. The rises may be fuelled by a last-minute rush to beat Brexit and by a weaker pound.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180210043351644

Fall in number of international students – in US

By Rebecca Trager for Chemistry World – in University World News.

Applications by international graduates to study in the United States have fallen for the first time in more than a decade, according to new data from the Council of Graduate Schools. In another first for the last 10 years, the number of new graduates joining US universities from overseas has also fallen.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180210064335297

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Graduates from foreign universities are coming home – to China

February 15, 2018

By Luke Kelly for Forbes – in University World News.

Where it was once inevitable that those who left to study at prestigious foreign universities would remain on distant shores for years, China’s graduates are now answering the call of home more than ever before – and many are turning down lucrative careers on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley in favour of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180203055444974

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Spanning the Boundaries That Limit Organisational Innovativeness

February 13, 2018

By Yves Doz – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Managers must bridge across their firms’ geographic, cultural and institutional diversity to gain a unique competitive advantage.

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https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/spanning-the-boundaries-that-limit-organisational-innovativeness-8371?utm_source=Content+Partners&utm_campaign=d540740e0e-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_602b84e75f-d540740e0e-250174109

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018