10 août 2014

Scotland decides: tell us what result you want for Scottish universities

By . Times Higher Education has launched a survey to see whether Scottish university staff believe leaving the UK would be good for their institutions. With under six weeks to go until Scotland votes on independence, the THE Scottish Referendum Poll is open to all staff at Scottish universities, both academics and administrators. More...

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Huge growth in public funding at private colleges

By . The number of students at private colleges accessing public tuition fee loans more than trebled in just two years, a study says. Some 21,500 extra students at alternative providers of higher education obtained a tuition fee loan in 2012-13 compared to 2010-11, according to a Universities UK report on undergraduate recruitment trends published today. More...

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University of Bedfordshire can resume overseas student recruitment

By . Bedfordshire has been told by the Home Office that it can resume its recruitment of international students. The University of Bedfordshire was forced to pause its acceptance of students from outside the European Union in June when immigration minister James Brokenshire announced a major crackdown on suspect English language qualifications used to gain entry to education institutions. More...

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Times Higher Education announces inaugural MENA Universities Summit

Times Higher Education announces inaugural MENA Universities SummitaTimes Higher Education has confirmed that it will host its first-ever universities summit dedicated to the development of world-class education and research in the Middle East and North Africa.
The inaugural Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit will be held in Doha, Qatar on 23 and 24 February 2015, hosted in partnership with Qatar University, the State of Qatar’s national university.
The event will feature a consultation on proposals for a new Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit, featuring a bespoke range of metrics for the region, as well as sessions on university leadership, international research collaboration, industry-university collaboration and teaching excellence.
The event forms part of a growing annual Times Higher Education world summit series, under the umbrella of the biannual THE World Academic Summit, which also includes the THE Young Universities Summit and the THE BRICS and Emerging Economies Summit.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said: “Times Higher Education, with its record of over 40 years of incisive journalism and its growing range of authoritative performance metrics and university rankings, has become the leading source of intelligence and insight on higher education and research globally. So we are delighted to be able to bring together, in partnership with Qatar University, some of the world’s most exciting thinkers – across teaching, research, business and policymaking – for high-level debate, sharing best practice and networking under our prestigious summit series.”
“The Middle East has a dynamic and exciting higher education, research and innovation sector, with huge challenges but also huge opportunities,” Mr Baty said. “With some countries in the region becoming exciting global hubs for international students and making a serious investment in building research infrastructure, and with mounting evidence of serious pockets of research excellence emerging in key fields in the region, there is room for optimism that we are witnessing an exciting knowledge-fuelled revival for the region.”
“The first-ever THE MENA Universities Summit is a wonderful and timely opportunity to bring global thought leaders together, to share good practice and forge new partnerships, and to help ensure that the great vision is fully realised.”
QU president Professor Sheikha Al-Misnad said: “In partnering in this important forum, Qatar University is reinforcing its position as a leader in academic and research excellence in the Gulf and MENA region to advance the dialogue on the opportunities and challenges in the higher education sector. The region is home to several fast-developing economies, and universities contribute academic and research innovation and best practice in line with stated ambitions of national governments towards a knowledge-based economy.  In this regard, the summit is an invaluable opportunity for us all to come together to discuss ways to further energise this movement and to reflect the region’s academic and research aspirations and priorities.”
The summit will also provide a unique opportunity to help THE magazine develop a new university ranking for the MENA region, with a consultative rankings workshop and plenary panel debate.
The THE World University Rankings are the most widely referenced and most highly regarded of the global university rankings systems, employing 13 separate performance indicators covering the full range of an institution’s key missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international activity.
“The rankings were carefully calibrated after almost a year of open consultation to capture the performance of world-class global research universities,” Mr Baty said. “But as different regions have different priorities for their universities and higher education systems, we are open to the idea of modifying our trusted global methodology to better reflect local policy priorities and local university missions. This MENA summit will be the perfect opportunity to help us shape a new rankings for the region.”
To register your interest in the Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit, please email claire.margetts@timeshighereducation.co.uk.

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LinkedIn, “social business”, marque employeur : révisez vos basiques !

Par L'Atelier de l'Emploi. CAHIER DE VACANCES DU DRH. L'été est là, et avec lui le risque d'oublier les dernières tendances, la pléiade de chiffres-clé, les enjeux structurants. Pas de fatalité : révisez ! Premier round : les réseaux sociaux.
Six semaines durant, l’Atelier de l’emploi, le média en ligne de ManpowerGroup, vous propose de profiter de l’été pour (selon vos connaissances) : une remise à niveau, un maintien dans le rythme de votre apprentissage quotidien voire, qui sait, la découverte de nouveaux acquis ! Vous, DRH, managers, responsables “digital”, ou tout simplement curieux des mutations de l’économie et de la société, intéressés par la manière dont l’entreprise, ce “mammouth pas si agile”, fait face à l’impératif de réinvention et dont le travail, bon gré mal gré, se transforme. Suite...

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