Universities

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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10 Dec In conversation with Marnie Hughes-Warrington

By DAVID MYTONWhat’s the link between metaphysics, history, a MOOC in Hindi, blockchain, a Tumblr blog, and innovation education?The answer can only be Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, DVC Academic at the Australian National University in Canberra.In one incarnation Hughes-Warrington is a philosopher-metaphysician with a specialty in the theory...

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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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