In World Blog, Hans de Wit highlights a growing need for training for university leaders to strengthen their ability to drive internationalisation, which has moved from the margins to the centre of higher education.
In Commentary, Douglas Proctor and Laura E Rumbley contend that the best way to understand the future of internationalisation is to shine a spotlight on the perspectives of the ‘next generation’ of specialists from around the world.
New reform proposals promise positive changes and greater freedoms for higher education institutions in India, but there are implementation and quality challenges, writes Anand Kulkarni. In the United Kingdom, Ryan Hinchey maintains that the trend of universities making unconditional offers is bad for students and for higher education, and Martin Friesl explores a counter intuitive competitive challenge for UK business schools – they need to be similar enough to be recognised as leading institutions while also forging highly focused and distinctive offerings.
And in Features, Sharon Dell explores a new book examining teaching and learning in the African university context, while Stephen Coan interviews innovation specialist Adriana Marais, who calls for Africa to define its own path through the fourth industrial revolution, focusing on technologies appropriate for its societies. More...