05 octobre 2015

Funding cuts threaten the mission of the great public universities

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Nicholas Dirks discusses how the great public universities in the United States came into being, why they are valuable, and why global solutions and public-private partnerships are needed to sustain them. At a conference in Malaysia this week, Graeme Atherton is joining other delegates in seeking solutions to the global problem of lack of equitable access to higher education. And from Vietnam, Ly Pham writes about the intense debate that has ensued after a self-financed public university announced that it would develop its own procedures for promoting professors.
In World Blog this week, Patrick Blessinger urges leaders to move higher education in a direction that values educational diversity, inclusion and lifelong educational opportunities for all.
In Features, Jan Petter Myklebust reports on the concerns surrounding the increased competition for funds and subsequent reduced success rate of universities bidding for Horizon 2020 research funding. And Karen MacGregor relates how universities of technology in South Africa are not only having to deliver entrepreneurship education, but are themselves having to become more entrepreneurial.
In a News report, Karen MacGregor examines trends in the expanded Times Higher Education World University Rankings released last week. Read more...

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Leading and Managing in Universities: Critical Insights for Academic and Corporate Leaders

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'Know the person you are and can be in leading and managing', 11-13 November 2015, Melbourne

Penultimate workshop in this program exploring the different elements of what a leader needs to know when implementing their institution's public mission and corporate strategy. Suitable for those in roles such as Head of Department/School or their Deputy and senior corporate roles such as Faculty General Manager and business portfolio (Business, Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, etc.) managers or directors.

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2015 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities Conference

http://brand.unimelb.edu.au/global-header/images/unimelb-logo-lge.png2015 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities Conference
15-16 October 2015, Melbourne

Less than two weeks to go! Gain valuable insights into how to drive service improvements and innovation across your institution from experts from within and outside the university sector.

Keynote presenters include:

  • Paul Duldig, Head of University Services and Julie Wells, Vice-Principal Policy and Projects, The University of Melbourne
  • Helen Gray, Head of Domestic Cabin Crew and Phil Capps, Head of Customer Strategy, Qantas
  • Andrew Szeri, Vice Provost, Strategic Academic and Facilities Planning and Head, Operational Excellence Program, University of California, Berkeley
  • Frances Valintine, Chair of the Board, The MindLab by UNITECH and Serial Entrepreneur
  • Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab, United States Federal Government.

Register today. Group discounts available if you would like to attend with colleagues from the same unit/organisation.

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Transforming transparency: clarifying higher education for all

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6-7pm, 27 October 2015, Theatre Q230, level 2, 234 Queensberry Street, University of Melbourne

In this Dean's Lecture Series presentation, Professor of Higher Education Hamish Coates will review recent higher education transparency developments, by first defining the idea of transparency in light of new institutional and operating economies. A series of guiding principles for advancing higher education will be explored. Professor Coates will further analyse prominent policies and practices and emerging trends, while highlighting the nature and maturity of transparency. Held by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

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Conférence finale du projet européen « QACHE » : inscrivez-vous !

HCERESDouble diplôme, Campus off-shore, franchises, tels sont les nouveaux visages de l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur : Comment appréhender ces nouvelles réalités en pleine expansion ? Quels sont les défis et les opportunités pour les établissements ? Comment en garantir la qualité ? Les agences d’assurance qualité y sont-elles préparées ?
Nous vous proposons d’échanger sur ces thèmes, les 5 et 6 novembre 2015, lors de la conférence finale du projet européen QACHE, organisée par le HCERES et l’ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education). Un guide de bonnes pratiques, issues des différents travaux menés au cours du projet, sera diffusé à cette occasion.

>  Accédez au programme, aux modalités d’inscription et aux infos pratiques de l’évènement. Voir l'article...

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« Les données de la science, un bien commun »

Au moment où le projet de loi pour une « République numérique » est en consultation, la CPU tient à réaffirmer que la connaissance est un bien commun de l’humanité et que les données de la science doivent être érigées en données d’intérêt général.
A deux reprises déjà, lors de la Consultation nationale numérique et à l’occasion des conclusions de son colloque annuel 2015 portant sur le numérique, la CPU a appelé fortement l’attention du législateur sur les conditions impératives du développement de la recherche au XXIème siècle, qui repose, à l’ère de la transition numérique, sur le partage et l’ouverture. Voir l'article...

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Adrien Deliège remporte l'édition 2015 de "Ma thèse en 180 secondes"

A l’occasion de la seconde édition internationale du concours, la France accueillait hier soir, jeudi 1er octobre 2015, la grande finale internationale du concours “Ma thèse en 180 secondes”. Voir l'article...

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Festival Pariscience : une rencontre entre la connaissance et l’art

Le Museum national d’Histoire naturelle organise, du 1er au 6 octobre, le festival du film scientifique, Pariscience. Pendant ces journées, la connaissance et l’art ne feront plus qu’un. Le grand public pourra assister à la projection de films abordant toutes les disciplines scientifiques. Pour la première fois, la CPU est partenaire de l’événement. Voir l'article...

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Work hard, play hard: HEPI / UPP party conference events

On Tuesday, 29th September 2015, HEPI co-hosted a roundtable discussion at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. It focused on some new research exploring students’ views on applying to higher education, alternatives to higher education and employability. More...

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Now that’s what we call soft power: 55 world leaders educated in the UK

HEPI has undertaken a small piece of desk research which reveals that 55 world leaders (Presidents, Prime Ministers and monarchs) from 51 countries attended higher-level education in the UK. More...

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