Can international scholarships lead to social change?

February 12, 2018

By Robin Marsh – in University World News.

More evidence needed that international scholarships do indeed lead to social change

International scholarship programmes in higher education have been around for some time, but until recently there has been little focus on documenting and analysing their ability to break down barriers and foster long-term social change. More and better evidence is needed.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180130135416862

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

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How can higher education bring socially-just change?

February 11, 2018

By Carolyn Muriel Shields – in University World News.

The transformative leadership series published by University World News in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation started a critically important dialogue, which needs developing, about how universities can broaden their focus from trying to be ‘best in the world’ to helping to create ‘the best world’ for everyone.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180110124649433

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

International Relations and Signals of Change in International Education

February 10, 2018

By Jason E. Lane, State University of New York – in WES / WENR, February 2018.

How has political turbulence affected the use of higher education as a tool for soft power and statecraft, and what’s the impact on cross-border education? A top researcher weighs in.

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https://wenr.wes.org/2018/02/international-relations-signals-of-change-in-international-education?utm_campaign=WENR&utm_source=WENR-monthly-02-06-18&utm_medium=email&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldJeVl6SmtNR1UyT0dReiIsInQiOiI1Z1lPcUdUWmlrcFFoUWlHSHpXWXQyajU5Q29ibTJ3WHZ4ejYzM0dqOUVPR29RZnlDMWN6NUFkTVl0M1NPTVJ0NUJtQnFjRnNIQnBCZGNCR3owazBDWXJURW4ySUMzVDJ6YVFKXC9JMWhpTzhJS3ZLVnBKXC94T1FvbEtnK3JpVUNBIn0%3D

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Sustainable Development Goals: a New Framework for the Future of International Higher Education?

February 9, 2018

By Eva Egron-Polak, International Association of Universities – in WES / WENR, February 2018.

The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer an opportunity to define how universities and others can extend the goals of international education beyond mere mobility.

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https://wenr.wes.org/2018/02/sustainable-development-goals-a-new-framework-for-the-future-of-international-higher-education?utm_campaign=WENR&utm_source=WENR-monthly-02-06-18&utm_medium=email&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldJeVl6SmtNR1UyT0dReiIsInQiOiI1Z1lPcUdUWmlrcFFoUWlHSHpXWXQyajU5Q29ibTJ3WHZ4ejYzM0dqOUVPR29RZnlDMWN6NUFkTVl0M1NPTVJ0NUJtQnFjRnNIQnBCZGNCR3owazBDWXJURW4ySUMzVDJ6YVFKXC9JMWhpTzhJS3ZLVnBKXC94T1FvbEtnK3JpVUNBIn0%3D

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Academic freedom versus Chinese interests

February 8, 2018

Dutch branch campus shelved over academic freedom fears

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

The University of Groningen in the Netherlands has shelved plans to establish a branch campus in China, a joint venture with China Agricultural University, Beijing, due to insufficient support among staff and students in the Groningen university council, where concerns were raised over academic freedom.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180130135833257

Parliament told China is trying to influence campuses – in Australia

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Organisations that promote the Chinese government’s official view, including on foreign affairs, and seek to limit academic freedom are present on almost all Australian university campuses and in many scientific organisations, and are used as an extension of the Communist Party abroad, according to a submission to Australia’s parliament.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180131131451367

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

QA bodies note progress in fighting academic corruption

February 7, 2018

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

Early research findings on academic corruption suggest that accreditation and quality assurance bodies in some countries are having success in addressing the issue, and research on student attitudes towards cheating offers some insights into how an emphasis on integrity might help reverse the problem.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180203041259780

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

New EUA position paper on Learning & Teaching

February 6, 2018

From EUA newsletter 2-2018

Based on the work of the EUA Learning & Teaching Initiative and the outcomes of the 1st European Learning & Teaching Forum, the EUA Council endorsed a policy statement on 26 January that addresses the changing learning landscape in European universities.

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http://eua.be/Libraries/publications-homepage-list/learning-and-teaching-in-europe-s-universities—an-eua-position-paper.pdf?utm_source=webpage&utm_medium=News&utm_name=News-webpage-29-01-2018&utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=28a4439377-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-28a4439377-59047689

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Where did business schools and MBAs go wrong?

February 5, 2018

By Robert Quartly-Janeiro – in University World News.

Business schools are being challenged by the crisis of globalisation. Their core subjects are increasingly outdated, they have lost sight of their original purpose and they need to get back to developing business leaders who can best serve society rather than growing rich from it.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180201123625103

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Foreign students blamed for steep rise in student fraud

February 4, 2018

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

There has been a tenfold increase in the number of students using a false alternative address while living at home to claim for a higher rate of living costs, according to figures released by the ministry of higher education and science, and more than three-quarters of those caught cheating were international students.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018013112521694

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018

Digital Education Action Plan

February 3, 2018

From EUA Newsletter 2 – 2018

EUA reacts: Digital Education Action Plan, Key Competences for Lifelong Learning

The European Commission has issued its “Digital Education Action Plan”, the EU’s first major intervention in the field of digital education since the 2013 “Opening up Education” Communication. EUA welcomes the Plan, but invites the Commission to share more information about the proposed Europe-wide platform for digital higher education, the digital connecting of information systems and other planned measures. In addition, as the Commission has also issued its proposal for the Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, EUA calls on the European Parliament and the Council Policy and Projects to not only emphasise Sciences, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), but also to consider skills and competences deriving from the social sciences and humanities.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/Libraries/default-document-library/2018-digital-education-action-plan—the-response-from-eua.pdf?sfvrsn=2?utm_source=webpage&utm_medium=News&utm_name=News-webpage-25-01-2018&utm_source=EUA+Newsletter+Masterlist&utm_campaign=28a4439377-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e5bafc1323-28a4439377-59047689

https://ec.europa.eu/education/sites/education/files/digital-education-action-plan.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
February 2018