EUA presents detailed proposals for the new Framework Programme for Research & Innovation

November 10, 2017

From EUA Newsletter 19 – 2017.

With the debate on the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9) in full swing, EUA has launched a set of precise recommendations for the post-2020 period.

In the publication, presented this week at an EUA policy event in Brussels, the Association builds on months of reflection, further defining its vision developed last year, and providing concrete solutions to issues regarding rules and participation criteria.

As one of the first pan-European stakeholders to put forward such proposals, EUA focuses its attention on three key areas that must be addressed in the new programme:
• provision of long-term policies and funding instruments for research
• reinforcement of collaboration and minimisation of discrepancies across the EU
• to seek a stronger alignment of EU policies for education, research and innovation

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http://mailchi.mp/b315f3ef67a8/eua-newsletter-framework-programme-for-research-and-innovation-erasmus-open-access-new-survey-and-calls-for-members?e=140e3ae564

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

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China’s influence in the University World

November 9, 2017

What China’s soft power means for European universities

BY Ingrid Hall – In university World News.

China is on a mission Westward, aiming to claim the hearts of the people rather than territory, using international education as a form of soft power to continue to amass global influence, and it now has Central and Eastern Europe in its sights.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171025102935623

Conflicted by China’s influence in our universities

By Jonathan Benney – in University World News.

Australian universities welcome the influx of Chinese students, but are struggling to decide how to respond to their continuing disconnection from Australian society and culture and the rising influence of China’s ruling party on Chinese student activists on Australian university campuses.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171103073931233

Universities in rush to study Xi Jinping Thought

By Simon Denyer for The Washington Post – in University World News.

A day after thousands of Communist Party delegates voted to have President Xi Jinping’s thought included in the official party dogma, one of the country’s elite universities immediately opened a research centre dedicated to his ideology and within the next few days around 40 universities followed suit.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017110314070858

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Globalisation requires us to foster global citizens

November 8, 2017

By Patrick Blessinger and Enakshi Sengupta – in University World News.

In a highly globalised world, it is vital for higher education to foster global citizens

Education and lifelong learning hold the key to addressing many of the world’s problems. Of course, education alone is not a sufficient condition for resolving these problems, but it is a necessary one, for it is within the fertile soil of humanistic education, grounded in democratic principles and universal human rights, that the seeds of political, economic, social and technological development can take root and grow.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171031125338516

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Achieving a globally engaged campus in testing times

November 7, 2017

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

Globally engaged universities must adopt innovative approaches in today’s testing times

To provide meaningful interactions across the world in today’s challenging times, universities must find innovative ways to democratise mobility, engage staff and leverage technology, according to speakers in an international webinar hosted by StudyPortals, for which University World News was a media partner.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171104041947500

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

The changing landscape of private higher education

November 6, 2017

By Goolam Mohamedbhai – in University World News.

The line between public and private universities is becoming increasingly blurred – particularly with regard to funding, quality and governance – and more attention needs to be paid to the private sector in higher education as it continues to grow.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017103110332862

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Smart city pours money into university-based research – Singapore

November 5, 2017

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

The sheer size of the research and innovation budget, as the government invests in becoming a knowledge economy and digital ‘smart city’, has made Singapore the world’s top research spending country per capita and has propelled its publicly-funded universities to the top of regional university league tables.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171028055511525

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Call for national HE internationalisation strategy

November 4, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Ninety per cent of Swedish higher education institutions believe a national higher education internationalisation strategy is needed, according to poll findings presented by the special investigator on internationalisation, Agneta Bladh, to the annual conference of the Association of Swedish Higher Education.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171028055642120

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

The new faces of transnational higher education

November 3, 2017

By Jane Knight – in University World News.

Transnational education or international programme and provider mobility is rapidly expanding in scope and scale. Joint universities are a recent development. More notice needs to be paid to how provision and providers are changing and the different forms they are taking.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171024133538586

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

‘World-class universities’ – The accountability gap

November 2, 2017

By Paul Benneworth – in University World News.

‘World-class universities’ will not help transform higher education for the public good unless they find ways to give the most excluded, powerless and problematic communities a serious say over the strategic and scientific choices they make.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171026081737664

Povl Tiedemann
November 2017

Will China’s education reforms go far enough

October 31, 2017

By Robert Coelen and Jiang Bo – in University World News.

The Communist Party of China is seeking to create an entrepreneurial, innovative socialist society, but can its universities address China’s rural-urban divide and the growing impact of automation and equip its graduates with the knowledge, skills and values to rival the best in the world?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20171027104016294

Povl Tiedemann
October 2017