15 octobre 2018

Research collaboration bucks decline of multilateralism

By Yojana Sharma. As the world becomes more nationalistic and the existing international order of multilateral cooperation is challenged, universities are forming regional and global research networks that do not mirror the current state of geopolitics, according to a new report by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). More...

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What contribution has internationalisation made to HE?

By Jane Knight and Hans de Wit. In 1995, we co-wrote “Strategies for Internationalisation of Higher Education: Historical and Conceptual Perspectives” as the introductory chapter of what can be considered the first comparative international study on internationalisation strategies, building on a small number of previous studies emanating primarily from American and European sources. More...

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Government-university relations – A troubled matrimony

By Wondwosen Tamrat and Damtew Teferra. Ethiopia has unveiled a draft education roadmap to provide a strategic direction for the next 15 years following the culmination of its 20-year Education Sector Development Programme. The roadmap, still in the discussion phase, covers the entire education sector, including higher education. More...

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How can we fix what is wrong with Indian universities?

By Kishor Patwardhan. The higher education sector in India has been largely a failure story, according to most analysts. Except for a few institutions, such as the Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Science, most of the publicly funded universities have shown an inability to face contemporary challenges with respect to the quality of research and the relevance of curricular content and teaching methods. More...

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Science needs to address the lack of black role models

By Winston Morgan. Many in the scientific world are celebrating the fact that two women received this year’s Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry. Donna Strickland and Frances Arnold are only the 20th and 21st female scientists to be recognised by the Nobel Committee. Yet in over 100 years, we have never seen a black scientist become a Nobel laureate. More...

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A catalyst for institutional transformation

By Lukas Bischof. The strategic transformation of universities is among the most daunting leadership challenges for presidents, rectors or deans. Short of existential threats, far-reaching transformations are rarely even attempted. More...

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International study abroad needs to be deepened

By Davina Potts and Kent Anderson. A recent news article based on a public relations company’s press release regarding search engine inquiries suggested Australian students are reluctant to study overseas. More...

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Colleges change sexual assault practices after survey

By Andy Tsubasa Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Three years ago a survey on campus sexual assault drew national attention over its finding that one in four female college student respondents said they had experienced unwanted sexual contact, either by force or after being incapacitated by substances like drugs or alcohol. More...

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HE lending agencies call for protective legislation

By Joy Ndovi. Calls have intensified for African governments to establish legislation to help financing agencies recoup outstanding student loans, in light of the increasing number of defaults being experienced in the higher education sector. More...

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World-class research position retained – and challenged

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Denmark is maintaining its world-class position in research and development, according to the 10th edition of the Research Barometer, a collection of indicators comparing Denmark to 35 other OECD countries, which the Ministry of Higher Education and Science published on 5 October. More...

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