24 novembre 2013

Businesses criticize universities’ training quality

By Kim Chi. The 150 polled businesses in Hanoi gave 3.05 points when asked to assess the university graduates’ capability to adapt to the works. One is the lowest and five is the highest in the marking scheme. 

New graduates not highly appreciated

The research team headed by Nguyen Ngoc Phuong, MA, from the Ly Tu Trong Technique Junior College in HCM City, has completed a survey on the qualification of university and junior college graduates by consulting with automobile maintenance companies in the city. More...

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Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

By Dileep Rao. Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?
There are many reasons for this sudden surge in activity and interest in entrepreneurship. One hope is to develop an entrepreneurial spirit so that people take initiative and “just do it” (to borrow the Nike slogan). The goal is to make not just the students entrepreneurial, but also faculty, staff, and administrators. More...

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‘Time Indian universities improve web content’

The Times of IndiaBy Anumeha Chaturvedi. Ben Sowter, head of intelligence, at Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) UK, minced no words on Indian universities' websites, in an address to academicians, educationists and faculty members of top Indian universities in the Capital.
The address and a debate on the subject were held at ET MasterClass, an initiative of The Economic Times in association with India Centre for Assessment & Accreditation (ICAA). "The websites of Indian universities are awful," Sowter said, adding, in the same vein, "Considering India produces 80% of the world's internet developers, isn't it alarming? Of all the markets surveyed by us, India is the least transparent in terms of data collection from websites." More...

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Following Asia’s path in international higher education

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy François Therin. Several recent higher education initiatives in Africa suggest that the rest of the world is beginning to view Africa as the next frontier for internationalisation. Will it follow the same pathway – from twinning programmes to partnership programmes and branch campuses – as occurred in Asia? And will France take advantage of language issues to increase its numbers of international students?
In the past six months, several important new developments have occurred concerning higher education in Africa. More...

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Can Dutch higher education maintain its leading edge?

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Hans de Wit. Higher education in The Netherlands looks good according to all the statistics. For a small country it appears to be punching well above its weight with regard to attracting international students. But recent budget cuts and an increasingly insular attitude could threaten its leading position.
The statistics seem to point to a blossoming, impressive performance.
In international university rankings Dutch research universities are at the top, in terms of position and comparative numbers alike. More...

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English as the lingua franca of higher education?

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Paul Rigg. An international conference in Spain, “The role of English in Higher Education: Issues, policy and practice”, drew an international audience to debate the growth of English as a language of instruction.
The event took place last week in Segovia and was organised by the British Council, with the collaboration of IE University, a private non-profit business owned by the Instituto de Empresa SL. A wide range of universities from Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Finland, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the UK were represented, as well as language experts from the British Council and the European Commission, and experts in the field of linguistics. The universities included those already delivering English as a medium of instruction, called EMI, courses and those considering EMI options. More...

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Rise of the world-class university

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Bianka Siwinska. For the fifth time, at the invitation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 160 experts from almost 40 countries met in Shanghai earlier this month to talk about the ‘world-class university’, a phenomenon that was hardly recognisable 10 years ago but which has become one of the most popular topics in higher education debates around the globe.
The Fifth International Conference on World-Class Universities, WCU-5, took place from 3-6 November under the general theme of “Global Outreach of World-Class Universities: How it is affecting higher education”. More...

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Global cities and the role of research universities

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Ahmet Ýçduygu. In 2011, the United Nations projected that nearly two-thirds of the world’s population would be living in cities by 2050. Yet the physical and social infrastructure of most cities is ill-prepared to absorb the expected influx of new residents. An international conference titled "Global Urban Challenges: The role of research universities" was held last week in Chicago. 
Hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, the event brought together academics and researchers from 30 research universities from around the world to discuss the role university-based research plays in addressing the challenges of urban growth. More...

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More research funding to woo back talent from the West

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Kalinga Seneviratne. Singapore is offering big money and five years of guaranteed research funding to woo back top Singaporean scientists and engineers from overseas and help the city state become a global research and development powerhouse. 
The Returning Singaporean Scientists Scheme launched last month by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, aims to encourage leading researchers in their field globally to take up leadership positions in Singapore. More...

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International search for highlands and islands v-c

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Liz Heron. Scotland’s newest university has launched an international head-hunt for a principal to spearhead the provision of higher education across the country’s most remote region. 
The University of the Highlands and Islands, or UHI, is offering a “competitive” salary for an “outstanding candidate” to replace founding principal and vice-chancellor James Fraser, who is due to retire at the end of the year. More...

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