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25 Jan Highered shake-up puts focus on students

By DAVID MYTONEngland’s higher education sector looks set to encounter some turbulence this year in the shape of a new government-approved regulatory and competition body bearing the title Office for Students, aka Ofs.Unless it becomes mired in bureaucracy and the exigencies of realpolitik, this new body could...

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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 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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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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