13 avril 2017

Redesigning the curriculum for the 21st century

By Ahmed Bawa. Higher education is in an epoch of rapid change as it is under pressure all around the world from cuts in funding, the clamour for relevance and rankings, for greater articulation with socio-economic projects of many kinds and the need to track deep and vast labour market transformations. More...

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Can universities be locally and globally engaged?

By Brendan O'Malley. The Global University Network for Innovation has published its sixth Higher Education in the World report, Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the global with the local. More...

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Students end 150-day protest over for-profit campus

By Aimee Chung. A five-month student protest over plans for a for-profit branch campus at South Korea’s most prestigious university came to an end after the university administration turned a water hose on the students the day after the country’s president Park Geun-Hye was ousted from office. More...

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Universities should make their own foreign policies

By Nic Mitchell. Universities in the United States and United Kingdom need to call upon their “marvellous capacities for having their own foreign policies” in the light of Donald Trump being elected US president and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. More...

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Driving up TNE is a key UK strategy post-Brexit

By Nic Mitchell. Higher education will be a central plank in the strategy for boosting the export industry of post-Brexit Britain, the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade, Mark Garnier, told the International Higher Education Forum in London. More...

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Populism – Is the academy on the wrong side of history?

The election of Donald Trump as United States President in November 2016 and the vote in the United Kingdom five months earlier to leave the European Union have highlighted the difficulties universities face in coming to terms with a rising tide of populism. More...

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A 2040 vision of HE dominated by grand knowledge hubs

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Indian and Chinese universities will expand one-hundred-fold and the future will be dominated by 'grand knowledge hubs' with four in Asia, two in North America, one in the UK and maybe others in Sweden/Denmark, Germany/Switzerland, Belgium/Netherlands and France. More...

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Universities open their arms to returning 'Dreamers'

By Marion Lloyd. President Donald Trump´s threat to deport millions of illegal immigrants – half of them Mexicans – has triggered an unprecedented campaign by the Mexican government and universities. More...

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Why academics need to learn the art of storytelling

By Frances Vavrus and Lesley Bartlett. At a recent town hall meeting in the United States, a boisterous crowd demanded a strategy from their state representatives for how to influence the governor’s views on immigration. More...

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Plea to universities to alleviate Syria’s brain drain

By Nic Mitchell. The Institute of International Education, or IIE, wants every one of the 15,000 universities around the world to offer a tuition-free place to one Syrian student and rescue one Syrian academic displaced by the civil war. More...

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