Business

10 Dec In conversation with Shirley Alexander

By DAVID MYTONAt the Universities Australia conference earlier this year the learned audience paid rapt attention as former US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich painted a dystopian picture of new technologies and global trends driving “shock and uncertainty” in the wake of the unfolding digital revolution.In the audience was Professor Shirley Alexander,...

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15 Nov Chinese students and the importance of a country’s culture

By DAVID MYTON Chinese students who prefer a particular country’s culture are significantly more likely to also name that country as their preferred overseas study destination, according to a new report from the British Council. And students who say they are “interested” or “very interested” in overseas culture...

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31 Oct Universities – butchers or turkeys?: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON According to QUT’s corporate engagement maestro Professor Michael Rosemann, in this rapidly shape-shifting digital era businesses and other enterprises face a choice: either of being disrupted, or being the disruptors. In an analogy he made in a CMM In Conversation With interview, there are turkeys and...

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31 Oct The curious case of Australia’s missing industries: HECG Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON In its recent report Securing Australia’s Future, the Australian Council of Learned Academies said a key priority for Australia was to build better links between business and industry and researchers. Among other things, this would require economic, social and cultural changes “driven by visionary leadership and targeted investments...

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26 Jul University ensures learning is a family affair: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON There are many fine examples of universities interacting with their local communities to drive access, boost employability and to help to stimulate economic growth. Here in Australia the University of Tasmania and Federation University, to name just two, are doing excellent work in...

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