Universities Tag

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 Universities – self-serving or civically engaged: HECG Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON In a blistering speech earlier this year, international higher education policy expert Professor Ellen Hazelkorn argued that while higher education historically has had a close relation with the city and country of its founding, today universities are “considered part of the elite” and have become disengaged from...

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12 Sep Creativity key to success in the age of digital upheaval: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON Increasing demands from employers for digitally literate graduates are substantially driving changes in edutech and the way highered education is being delivered, according to a new report. Emerging new fields such as robotics, autonomous transportation, biotechnology, and genomics call for graduate skill-sets centred on...

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06 Sep Will open access open a new era in learning? HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON Western Sydney University’s free e-text initiative - launched in first semester this year - no doubt has been noted by the National Union of Students, which last year began a campaign to make textbooks cheaper while also calling for the removal of import restrictions on books. NUS national welfare...

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02 Aug The rise and rise of the PVC: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON On any measure higher education today is a big enterprise. In Australia alone, the sector employs more than 100,000 staff, educates over a million students, total operating revenue amounts to around $27 billion, and conducts often ground-breaking research across diverse fields. The university “business model”...

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