05 octobre 2014

Are double or multiple degrees leading to ‘discount degrees’?

By Jane Knight. The number and types of international double and multiple degree programmes have skyrocketed in the last five years. This clearly demonstrates their role in the current landscape of international higher education and their popularity with students and institutions alike. Read more...

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How do we assess the impact of internationalisation?

By Rahul Choudaha and Bernhard Streitwieser. In a world of increasing fiscal constraints, discourses that emphasise measuring impact continue to gain traction.
Most recently, the Scaling Social Impact series by Harvard Business Review and The Bridgespan Group focuses on how organisations can have a greater social impact. In the same vein, the Stanford Social Innovation Review also has a special section on innovative ways to measure an organisation’s impact on various populations. Read more...

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Slow progress for women in university leadership

By Suvendrini Kakuchi. When Masako Egawa became the University of Tokyo’s first female executive vice-president in 2009, her first step after being appointed was to allocate US$4 million to renovate the ageing toilets for women. Read more...

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Future of Australia’s universities at risk

By Geoff Maslen. Already struggling in the “shallows” of inadequate domestic financial support, Australia’s universities are facing rising, well-resourced and aggressive international competitors, a leading educationist told a conference on higher education deregulation last Wednesday. Read more...

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Doctorates in science, engineering and health on rise

By Wachira Kigotho. The labour market for doctoral graduates in science, engineering and health fields in the United States has improved steadily in the last four years, according to the National Science Foundation. And a survey revealed that the number of doctoral recipients in these fields rose from 805,500 in 2010 to 837,000 – an increase of 4%. Read more...

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Toolkit maps HE ‘cold spots', links to economic growth

By Peta Lee. A new interactive toolkit developed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, or HEFCE, has the potential to boost socio-economic development in the United Kingdom – and in future possibly allow previously higher education-deprived youngsters a chance to study. Read more...

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Bridge the digital divide to recruit mobile students

By Karen MacGregor. A survey of nearly 5,000 America-bound international students has recommended that to boost recruitment, universities should adapt to student technology use, embrace the marketing power of the university network and tailor content to communicate their value propositions to students. Read more...

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Minister cuts 4,000 study places with low job prospects

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Late last month Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen, announced that the number of students admitted to degrees with poor job prospects would be slashed by 4,000 within three years – prompting heated public debate. Read more...

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US, UK slide in global ranking continues as Asia gains ground

By David Jobbins. The 11th annual Times Higher Education world university ranking confirms the continuing erosion of United States and United Kingdom domination of global higher education and the inexorable rise of universities outside the North Atlantic axis. Read more...

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International businesses support HE institutions

Two giant international businesses are supporting higher education institutions through agreements between the Total oil company and the government of the Republic of the Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville), and the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei with a Tunisian university specialising in communications.
Through its subsidiaries Total E&P Congo and Total Congo SA, France-based Total has signed two accords, reported Agence D’Information D’Afrique Centrale, or Adiac, of Brazzaville. Read more...

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