12 septembre 2016

Africa’s transforming universities need new kinds of councils

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. In Africa Features, Brennan Weiss reports on a gathering in Ghana that discussed new kinds of councils needed for Africa’s expanding and transforming universities. Tunde Fatunde attended a meeting of the Association of Commonwealth Universities that looked at next steps for its prestigious scholarship and fellowship plan.
In Commentary, John Richard Schrock explains why open access and piracy of research publications may threaten the core of the science enterprise. Angel Calderon says the 13th edition of the QS world university rankings will be remembered for the gains or losses it brought. Fiona Hunter and Hans de Wit write that the likely loss of the United Kingdom from the European Higher Education Area following Brexit could impact negatively on internationalisation of universities. Jennifer Olson argues that more inclusive internationalisation will enable institutions to act more nimbly to the ‘new mobility’ caused by the refugee crisis. And Ararat Osipian says the latest corruption case in Ukraine against an acting university rector comes as no surprise given that corruption is entrenched in universities at all levels.
In a series on ‘Transformative Leadership’ in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, Dennis Tourish recommends a more ethical approach to leadership, where there is more equal exchange and leaders are subject to criticism.
Be sure to register for the second free webinar to be hosted by University World News in partnership with DrEducation on 4 October, entitled “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A leadership challenge and opportunity”. Read more...

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