What can we learn from returning Chinese students?

July 12, 2017

Concerns over education inequality with Chinese students returning from study abroad

By Ka Ho Mok – in University World News.

Returning students get a competitive advantage from study abroad, but universities and governments need to be careful to ensure that the wider social benefits of internationalisation are understood and that those at home don’t miss out.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170627134055924

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

The new battlefront in university subject rankings

July 10, 2017

By Angel Calderon – in University World News.

The Shanghai ranking by subject has expanded significantly in the past year and opens up a new front by ranking subjects based mainly on bibliometric data related to their research output. It is part of a new higher education world based on big data.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170707131309620

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

The digital future of European student cards

July 9, 2017

By Sven Engel – in University World News.

Information technology experts across the continent recently came together to discuss the development of a student card that can be used across Europe, allowing students to use services and move more freely and seamlessly across borders and across institutional frameworks.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170627105116693

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff 2017

July 8, 2017

Report from European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice, 2017.
Publications Office of the European Union.

The Eurydice Network, within the European Commission, has released a report on Modernization of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff- 2017 which looks at the current realities faced by academic staff within a changing higher education landscape. The report covers higher education systems in 35 countries.

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https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/eurydice/images/3/3c/209_Academic_Staff_2017.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Questioning the status quo of Higher Education

July 7, 2017

By David Atkinson – in University World News.

Innovation is important in higher education, but in seeking to adapt to changing demands for higher education we need to re-examine our basic structures that have over time become too rigid.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170627121359534

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Shanghai Ranking 2017

July 6, 2017

US dominates, China second in Shanghai subject rankings

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

United States universities took 32 top positions out of 52 in this year’s ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, followed by China with eight, the Netherlands with five and the United Kingdom with three. The top institution was Harvard University with 15 top spots, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology landed five.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170701054605241

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Communist Party stresses leadership over universities – China

July 4, 2017

From Xinhua – in University World News.

A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee last week emphasised the party’s authority over higher education institutions.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017070106240362

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Creating an Erasmus-style mobility scheme for ASEAN?

July 3, 2017

By Caroline Chipperfield – in University World News.

Can Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN countries learn from Erasmus and develop their own student mobility scheme that takes the best from Erasmus but tailors it to the ASEAN context? Of particular value would be the uplift in life chances that Erasmus gives to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170628091116858

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Commissioner urges huge expansion of EU research

July 2, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen favours a significant expansion of the European Union’s research budget for 2021-28, he told the Science Business Network conference in Brussels on 27 June, suggesting that a 50% increase to €120 billion (US$137 billion) would be a “good target

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170630155045310

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Are MOOCs deepening divisions in higher education?

June 30, 2017

By David Santandreu Calonge – in University World News.

Massive open online courses or MOOCs have been hailed as increasing access to higher education for many, but are they creating more divisions between the developed and developing world? Lack of access to high-speed internet or wi-fi and cultural barriers such as the language of instruction are key challenges.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170620153346285

Povl Tiedemann
June 2017