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16 Jun Will university education become as commonplace as mobile phones? HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH

The ever-perceptive Simon Marginson posed an intriguing question in a recent speech to the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning conference in Taiwan. It was - Will higher education become as commonplace as mobile phones? While he didn’t outright answer his own question, the...

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11 May Is the Anglo-Saxon view of universities doomed? HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH

Tucked away in the stories accompanying the release of the THE World Reputation Rankings 2016 is a thought-provoking comment from Paul Blackmore, professor of Higher Education at King’s College London’s Policy Institute. Reflecting on the strong performance of Asian universities in their continuing climb up the rankings,...

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03 May Philosopher’s college may prove to be disruptive innovation: HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH

Brains and Bloomsbury seem to go together. The bustling central London suburb is home to the British Museum, the University of London, and several leading medical institutions. Back in the smog-filled day Charles Dickens roamed its streets and later the likes of Virginia Woolf, John...

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12 Apr HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH: Universities and the art of digital story-telling

The ‘Aristotle of our time’ Robert McKee, a guiding guru for writers of all kinds everywhere, says that storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world. Have universities grasped this simple but paradoxically complex truth and used it to good effect...

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