Strong universities are central to regional development

July 5, 2018

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Strong regional universities play a ‘pivotal’ role in driving regional development and are central to increasing regional prosperity – they drive innovation and change, connect well-informed people and develop local leadership and human capital, according to a new Australian House of Representatives report.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180630055245126

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

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A better way forward for transnational higher education

July 5, 2018

By Peter De Costa – in University World News.

Transnational higher education between Asia and the West has been criticised as a form of neocolonialism for some of its practices. It needs to design measures that will foster genuine cross-institutional collaboration and cooperation and create a valuable template for other regions.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180626103409378

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Recognition back on top of the mobility agenda in the EU

July 4, 2018

Stig Arne Skjerven and Einar Meier – in University World News.

Learners who take the plunge and study outside their home country must be able to trust that there are fair procedures in place for recognition of their qualifications and academic credits. New political initiatives have now put recognition back on top of the mobility agenda.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180629091038561

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Drop in applications expected to hit universities hard

July 4, 2018

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

Russian universities are expecting a shortage of applications for university places this year, according to a government report. Experts warn it could lead to declining standards and send many private institutions into bankruptcy. It will also increase pressure to recruit more international students.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180703112906531

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Horizon Europe: How to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

July 1, 2018

By Elmer Sterken – in EUA Newsletter 10 – 2018

As the Rector of the University of Groningen, and an economist, I am often asked why universities receive so much public funding for academic research. What is the use for society? A simple first response is that academic research is one of the best possible investments. The proposal for Horizon Europe demonstrates the relevance of the question.

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http://eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2018/06/14/horizon-europe-how-to-find-the-pot-of-gold-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow-by-elmer-sterken?utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=f089c56b0f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_14_09_32&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-f089c56b0f-59047689

Povl Tiedemann
July 2018

Russian HE update

June 30, 2018

Russian universities are ‘poised to compete globally’

By Nick Holdsworth – in University World News.

Russian universities are poised to emerge from decades of relative obscurity and become a new force in international higher education, experts in international ranking say at a QS global summit in Moscow on advancing university excellence.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180524145349572

Twenty-five years of change in post-Soviet HE systems

By Lukas Bischof – in University World News.

A new book illustrates not only how the common past of the 15 post-Soviet countries has shaped – and is continuing to shape – their development, but how similar and sometimes diverging policy choices were taken to deal with common challenges.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180620090756103

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

The higher education landscape is changing fast

June 29, 2018

By Angel Calderon – in University World News.

With Asia set to dominate the next decades, it is predicted that shifting demographics will mean that middle-income countries will be the new generators for enrolments in higher education by 2040. Could this herald a new era in the geopolitics of higher education?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018062208555853

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Reconfiguring the European higher education sector

June 28, 2018

By Aline Courtois – in University World news.

European Union countries have mixed views on the impact of Brexit on European higher education cooperation. While some could gain as a result, many say the research productivity and reputation of institutions in the United Kingdom have helped the region as a whole to achieve great visibility in the global higher education and research landscape.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180621101812552

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Business schools need to reconnect with society

June 27, 2018

By Mathias Falkenstein – in University World News.

Business schools are at a ‘tipping point’ and must reconnect with their primary responsibility of serving the needs of society. Institutional changes are needed – to create more ethical, responsible and sustainable management education – and accreditation processes are helping to push them forward.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018061914274232

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018

Tuition issues

June 26, 2018

Universities suffer under free-tuition regimes

By Ariane de Gayardon – in University World News.

Abolishing university tuition fees may seem a popular move, but governments do not have the money to replace tuition fees, resulting in short-term funding freezes and cuts and forcing long-term choices to be made between quality and open access.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018061310003591

Free higher education – The public good argument

By Roger Chao Jr – in University World News.

Challenges in providing quality ‘public’ higher education should not be a reason for national governments to shirk their responsibility to deliver a public service that includes delivery of quality ‘public’ higher education with long-term benefits not only for students but for society in general.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180619115746810

Povl Tiedemann
June 2018