30 août 2016

Do rising costs equal increased efficiency?

University Business LogoBy Deborah Yaffe. Library spending on serials rose 402 percent between 1986 and 2012, according to the Association of Research Libraries, and costs for individual subscriptions rose by an average of 12 percent over the past two years alone, a Library Journal survey found. More...

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Campus Groundbreakings: Wine, convocations and learning gardens

University Business LogoBy Ray Bendici. The $9.2 million Wine Spectator Learning Center will be a 14,500-square-foot centerpiece of Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute, the only school in the U.S. that offers a wine industry MBA. More...

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Making P3 Work on Campus: Developers weigh in

University Business LogoBy Jodi Helmer. Colleges and universities must clearly define their primary objectives and maintain a degree of flexibility with respect to their approach in ultimately determining the business relationship with their private sector partner. More...

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The partnership perception in higher ed housing

University Business LogoBy Jodi Helmer. In 2016, news outlets across the nation reported several accidents and inconveniences in private student housing developments. More...

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Colleges experiment with engaging alumni of online programs

University Business LogoBy Roxanne Shiels. As growing numbers of students pursue degrees online, a new constituency in higher education is being created: alumni who have completed their studies without setting foot on campus. More...

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Quality assurance | The global debate about whether unis are good enough

u multirank logoHow can we be confident universities are doing a good job? This issue of quality assurance in higher education is stirring up heated debates all around the world. During the last few months, my mailbox has been bursting with critical articles about quality assurance and barely a day goes by without a higher education newsletter or website reporting on such critical analyses and on new policy initiatives. More...

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New partnership with the Chinese Higher Education Evaluation Center

u multirank logoU-Multirank is further expanding the breadth of universities in its web tool (www.umultirank.org) by partnering with the Chinese Higher Education Evaluation Center (HEEC) of the Ministry of Education.  The U-Multirank consortium, represented by project leader, Professor Frank Ziegele and the HEEC’s director general, Professor Wu Yan signed an agreement to launch a pilot project to bring Chinese universities into U-Multirank. More...

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Measures that Matter | Overall learning experience

u multirank logoWhy do students pick one university rather than another?
Obviously they want the university that’s best for them. That means something different to each student, which is why U-Multirank makes it possible for users to rank universities their own way. More...

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Behind the Scenes | Introducing Push

u multirank logoFor students, choosing the right university involves balancing many different factors – cost, location and lifestyle, as well as the course, the academic reputation and the entry requirements. For over 20 years, UK-based organisation Push has been helping students to strike the right balance.
Push created a web tool, the Uni Chooser, to allow students to say what factors matter to them and how much, and then get a personalised shortlist of UK unis, ranked according to their own preferences. The tool lets users use over 200 criteria and, as well as helping students work out the best university for them, the Uni Chooser helps students appreciate the many ways that unis differ and what might end up being important to them. More...

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Study finds that massive, prehistoric bears may have gone extinct because they were vegan

Vancouver Sun	HomepageBy Gregory Furgala. For hundreds of thousands of years, relatives of common European brown bears roamed from Northern Spain in the west to Russia’s Ural mountains in the east. The beasts were huge — 1.7 metres tall at the shoulder, and 3.7 metres long — but unlike today’s bears, the Ursus spelaeus, more commonly known as a cave bear, was vegan, and that may be why, 25,000 years ago, it went extinct. More...

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