24 mai 2017

The textbook – Not a substitute for teaching in HE

By Nita Temmerman. Textbooks have been around for a very long time. And textbooks are still set as compulsory purchases for students on many undergraduate university courses. More...

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Why data-driven science is more than just a buzzword

By Tara Murphy. Forget looking through a telescope at the stars. An astronomer today is more likely to be online: digitally scheduling observations, running them remotely on a telescope in the desert, and downloading the results for analysis. More...

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Higher education should embrace digital possibilities

By Sonal Minocha and Dean Hristov. Digital – the convergence of social media, mobile and the web – has become a leading player in the knowledge economy at a time of major tech disruption. Today about half the world’s population owns a smartphone; by 2020, 80% will. Mobile technology enables the digital economy and this has had a huge impact across many sectors. More...

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A gloomy outlook for private higher education

By Chau-Duong Quang. Vietnam’s first non-state university, Thang Long University, was founded in 1988 by a group of intellectuals. It had to wait for five years to be recognised as a successful pilot of a non-state higher education model. More...

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Gamification – The future of graduate recruitment

By Amber Wigmore Álvarez. A few years ago digital transformation stopped being an option and became a necessity for companies. In a dynamic and competitive landscape, technology and innovation are the backbone of the most successful companies, those which are able to look to the future with optimism and confidence rather than sinking amid the current uncertainty. More...

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Universities still grappling with travel ban limbo

By Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education. President Donald Trump announced his executive order barring travellers, including students, from a half-dozen predominantly Muslim countries shortly after he took office in late January. But even in the dead of winter, officials at Ohio University were already thinking about summer. More...

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International standing required for university status

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Norway’s quality assurance agency is now assessing an institution's international standing in particular fields before granting university status, but the move is proving controversial with sector leaders. More...

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University president is Macron’s new minister for HE

By Jane Marshall. Frédérique Vidal was appointed Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation on 17 May, in the new government of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, under President Emmanuel Macron.
A professor of genetics and molecular biology, she was elected president of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in April 2012, and re-elected in April 2016 for a second four-year term.
Vidal is one of the new ministers appointed from ‘civil society’ to the government which will serve at least until the French general election in June. More...

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Deal boosts student mobility between France and Canada

Canada and France have signed a cooperation agreement to improve professional opportunities for students studying for a degree in 'French as a foreign language' in France. More...

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Three universities rated 'very international' in index

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The number of universities judged to be ‘very international’ has jumped from one to three in this year’s ‘internationalisation index’, the rating developed by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education or STINT. More...

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