06 mars 2013

Génération Y: la fin des idées reçues?

http://www.focusrh.com/squelettes/images/logo_footer.jpgPar Gilles Marchand. Immatures, individualistes, impatients… Le rapport des jeunes au monde du travail alimente depuis plusieurs années une vision assez peu flatteuse. Une vision aujourd’hui ébranlée par la dernière édition de l’Observatoire du travail.
On ne compte plus les études qui s’attachent à décrypter la génération Y, ses attentes et ses perceptions, son rapport au monde du travail. Au risque d’en dresser un portrait-robot figé et plutôt négatif. La 21e édition de l’Observatoire du travail BPI Group/BVA/L’Express, qui s’est intéressée à ce sujet incontournable, révèle pourtant son lot de surprises, et notamment un décalage entre les attentes des jeunes et la perception que leurs aînés en ont.
Le regard porté par les plus de 30 ans sur la jeune génération est plutôt sévère, la jugeant immature (pour 35 % d’entre eux), individualiste (34%) et paresseuse (26%). Ce qui ne les empêche pas de considérer les jeunes comme volontaires (26%) ambitieux (23%) et motivés (23%)! Des jugements ambivalents, qui indiquent à quel point la génération Y échappe à une définition claire et précise. Au risque de fausser la perception qu’elle dégage: seulement 19% des jeunes considèrent la stabilité de leur emploi comme une priorité, alors que plus d’un tiers de leurs aînés pensent que ce sujet est essentiel à leurs yeux. Suite de l'article...
http://www.focusrh.com/squelettes/images/logo_footer.jpg De réir Gilles Marchand. Anabaí, individualistic, impatient ... sholáthair an cóimheas de dhaoine óga a bheith ag obair ar feadh blianta fada a unflattering in áit. Lá atá inniu ann Fís chroitheadh ag an t-eagrán is déanaí den obair Réadlann. Níos mó...

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Should Funding Attach to Students in Higher Education?

By . Who should have control over higher education funding – the schools or their students? That is the question being increasingly asked in a debate that is reminiscent of the one being waged over vouchers in K-12 schools.
The volume of the debate is getting louder, especially in Pennsylvania where Republican lawmakers are looking at ways to tie the state’s higher education budget to students, giving them more freedom to choose a school that fits them best. Read more...

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Anatomy Of A Failed Campus: What Happened At Tisch Asia?

NYU LocalBy Zoë Schlanger. In November of last year, Tisch Asia’s 158 students gathered for an emergency meeting. After an email broke the news the night before, NYU administrators flew to Singapore from New York to explain that the school would cease to exist by 2015. It had fallen on hard times. NYU owed Singapore upwards of $9 million. Nothing could be done. A photographer at the meeting began snapping images of the moments that followed, capturing faces marked by shock, disappointment, and disbelief. The campus had been mired in confusion and a sense of precariousness for some time. Almost exactly a year before, in November 2011, Tisch Asia was rocked by the removal of Pari Shirazi, the founder and president of the program. Shirazi was fired for alleged misuse of private funds and embezzlement, charges which she is now fighting in a lawsuit against NYU. Read more...

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Peru university broadens low-income students' access to higher education

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), a leading private university in Peru, will receive a $23.5 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to double its capacity and expand access to affordable education programs for low-income students.
IDB financing will allow USIL to double its capacity from approximately 12,000 to 25,000 students over the next ten years.
Moreover, the loan will help USIL establish a new student guarantee fund, support a new technical training institute, and increase its participation in Beca 18, a Peruvian government flagship scholarship program targeting economically disadvantaged youth.
It will also help expand and upgrade USIL’s infrastructure using green technology that permits the reduction of water and energy consumption.
The project, which is also being financed by Banco de Crédito del Peru and the Canadian Climate Change Fund, comes as years of sustained economic growth in Peru has fueled growth of an emerging middle class eager to improve its living standards through high-quality college education. Currently only three out of ten Peruvian high school students have access to higher education. Read more...

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Bilingual education crucial for the UAE

The NationalOur globalised world has one overriding rule of communication: speak in English. In the cosmopolitan society of the UAE, English is often used in many aspects of daily life, and particularly in education and business. That could give young people who are educated in this county a competitive edge, fluent in the language of globalisation. The cost, however, must be considered. Arabic – and indeed the Emirati dialect – are integral to the culture and tradition of the country. Many students are more comfortable speaking and writing English than Arabic. The loss of the mother tongue threatens an irreparable rupture with the national character and history. Read more...

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Classifying 'Education Hubs'

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Scott Jaschik. At international education meetings, representatives of various countries like to boast about how they have become higher ed hubs, or have built education cities, or have created education zones. Just as American states vow to create the next Silicon Valley or Research Triangle Park, and to become known as a place with top universities and the businesses they spawned, countries all over the world want buzz as the hot hub or the next hub.
But even as attendees at this week's Going Global (the British Council's main international education meeting) heard boasts from various hubs, a session here attempted to make some sense of all of the hubs, and to help educators understand which ones are real, and how hubs differ from one another. Read more...

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Varsities in UAE to get rankings

Khaleej TimesBy Muaz Shabandri. Universities in the UAE will soon be ranked as part of a new system being developed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said: “There will be a (university) ranking system. We are committed to maintaining a high quality of education and we have plans to build a good accreditation system and licensing policies.
His remarks came on the sidelines of the first day of the British Council’s Going Global Conference in Dubai.
“Our focus is always on students. We are fully engaged in global discussions that can help nations strengthen our knowledge economy and compete at a global level,” said Shaikh Nahyan in his opening address to the delegates. Read more...

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Lack of information turns students off studying abroad

The Guardian homeBy . Only one in five students feel they have been given enough advice about studying overseas. A lack of information is stopping students from studying abroad, even though they believe the experience would boost their job prospects, according to research by the British Council.
The study, which surveyed 2,239 UK students, found that just 20% consider overseas study, with concerns about cost and language ability among the perceived barriers.
Despite this, three quarters feel their degree alone is not enough to secure the job they want. Almost all students considering overseas study believe the experience will give them the edge in the jobs market and of the students who are not, 60% feel it would improve their employability. Read more...

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Geist gehorcht Geld

http://www.epapercatalog.com/images/zeit-online-epaper.jpgDie Privatwirtschaft steckt Millionensummen in die Universitäten. Damit kann sie die Wissenschaft beeinflussen. Es braucht strengere Regeln.
Vorsprung durch Verpflegung? An der ETH Zürich können Forscher ihren Hunger neuerdings in der Alumni quattro Lounge stillen. Dort ist nicht nur die Präsentation der Häppchen extravagant – von der Waadtländer Saucisson bis zum Russenzopf wird alles im Einmachglas serviert. Auch das Finanzierungsmodell ist außergewöhnlich. Bezahlt hat die Mensa der Automobilhersteller Audi. Benannt hat er sie nach seinem Allradantrieb-Modell.
Die gesponserte Mensa ist nur das Amuse-Bouche. Firmen engagieren sich mit Abermillionen von Franken an staatlichen Universitäten. Sie finanzieren Bibliotheken, Labors – und vor allem: Lehrstühle. Die Migros bezahlt einen Lehrstuhl für Internationales Handelsmanagement, die Post einen für Logistikmanagement, der Nahrungsmittelkonzern Nestlé einen für Energiestoffwechsel, die Mobiliar-Versicherung eine Professur in Klimafolgenforschung im Alpenraum oder der Zementriese Holcim eine für Nachhaltiges Bauen. Mehr...

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The evolution of transnational education

Internationalising Higher EducationThe shape of things to come 2: The evolution of transnational education
Going Global 2013 sees the launch of new research from the British Council entitled ‘The shape of things to come 2: The evolution of transnational education’ – a piece of work which maps the evolution of transnational education (TNE) globally, with a particular focus on the impact on host countries, and how its provision has supported national education agendas over time.
The research provides answers to the following questions:
  • How has TNE evolved globally?
  • What has been the impact of TNE on the host countries?
  • What are the fundamental drivers for aspiring education hub countries?
  • Which models of TNE are best fitted to particular environments?

Through conducting this research, the British Council have created:

  • An Opportunities Matrix: Detailed regulatory and market environment analysis of 25 countries
  • Case Studies – detailing the evolution of TNE in 3 major host countries

Download the research highlights.
An expert panel launched the research and opened a discussion on the implications at the Going Global conference: 8.2 The shape of things to come: the evolution of transnational education.

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