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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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05 Apr HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH: Has the liberal arts degree passed its use-by date?

Many thousands of highly successful people are the proud owners of liberal arts degrees, majoring in subjects ranging from modern history to literature. The roll call includes CEOs of major companies, politicians, academics, journalists, actors, policymakers, TV and movie producers, executives across a wide range...

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21 Mar Want to be like Melbourne? The art of developing great relationships with alumni

Recently Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, reflected on his institution’s outstanding success in raising more than $500m thanks to the generosity of 20,000 donors the majority of whom were alumni. The money will be well spent: 24 new professorships, $150m in...

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