Strengthening democracy through open education

May 18, 2017

By Patrick Blessinger – in University World News.

The open education movement – which seeks the reduction or elimination of barriers such as cost, distance and access – is part of the wider movement to democratise knowledge, and to democratise tertiary education in particular, and to treat lifelong learning as a human right.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170502124125567

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Is Trump stifling science-based policy-making at EPA?

May 17, 2017

By Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education – in University World News.

The Trump administration’s removal of several academic experts from a scientific advisory board at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has renewed concern about the government’s commitment to fact-based policy-making. Two new bills will also create hurdles for scientific input at the agency whose mission includes the US’s leadership role in protecting the global environment.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170512121456837

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Strengthening democracy through open education

May 16, 2017

By Patrick Blessinger – in University World News.

The open education movement – which seeks the reduction or elimination of barriers such as cost, distance and access – is part of the wider movement to democratise knowledge, and to democratise tertiary education in particular, and to treat lifelong learning as a human right.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170502124125567

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

A new dawn for Asian higher education regionalisation?

May 15, 2017

By Roger Chao Jr – in University World News.

The launch of the Asian Universities Alliance can be considered the most ambitious Asian higher education initiative to date and looks likely to be in the vanguard of ongoing attempts to promote regional higher education collaboration and will contribute to solving unique Asian challenges.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017050822311447

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

New Asian universities’ alliance to increase mobility

May 14, 2017

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

A new alliance of Asian universities has held its inaugural meeting in Beijing pledging to increase student and faculty mobility between Asian countries to counter the tendency of professors and students to look towards the West.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170504205518718

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

The World Digital Competitiveness Ranking – IMD Criterion of the Month

May 13, 2017

A new publication at the IMD World Competitiveness Center

Technology changes at great speed and affects not only how businesses function but also how countries perform today and evolve in the future.
From 3D-printing, robotics, and neuro-technology to digital-currencies and e-participation the landscape of current capabilities and future prospects changes swiftly.
In order for the decision makers in both public and private sectors of an economy to address this rapid transformation, it needs to be quantified and accounted for.

Check:

https://www.imd.org/wcc/world-competitiveness-center/

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Will the robot war on jobs change higher education?

May 12, 2017

By Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education – in University World News.

Andrew McAfee told a group of tech luminaries in January that the war between robots and humans, long anticipated by science-fiction novelists, has already begun in the American heartland. The war is for jobs, he explained, and the robots are winning. And to adapt to this, future higher education will have to change a great deal.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170505114237517

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Vocational training drives international student rise

May 11, 2017

By Natalie Marsh for The PIE News – in University World News.

The number of international students in Japan grew to 239,287 last year, up 14.8% from the year before, as the country inches closer to its target of hosting 300,000 international students by 2020.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170505115046804

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

Students today, leaders of globalisation tomorrow

May 11, 2017

By Danny Quah – in University World News.

We need to prepare students for a future in which the world is becoming more Asia-focused but also, in the light of rising populist movements and disruptive factors such as the refugee crisis, we must teach them about the pros and cons of globalisation – and the intelligent management of it.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017050213134983

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017

The World Digital Competitiveness Ranking – IMD Criterion of the Month

May 10, 2017

A new publication at the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

Technology changes at great speed and affects not only how businesses function but also how countries perform today and evolve in the future.
From 3D-printing, robotics, and neuro-technology to digital-currencies and e-participation the landscape of current capabilities and future prospects changes swiftly.
In order for the decision makers in both public and private sectors of an economy to address this rapid transformation, it needs to be quantified and accounted for.

Check:

https://www.imd.org/wcc/world-competitiveness-center/

Povl Tiedemann
May 2017