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28 Jul Why in this new world the old ways of highered just won’t cut it: HECG Trendwatch

There used to be at least a couple of ways you could make it in this world besides being born rich and lucky. The Beatles became “the toppermost of the poppermost” not by chance, but by unconsciously following what Malcolm Gladwell called the 10,000 hour...

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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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02 Mar Where there’s a WIL there’s a way for universities and students

After years of fragmented and low-level approaches it is now action stations in higher education as the sector comes to grips with the challenges and opportunities inherent in Work Integrated Learning. Most, if not all, universities have WIL programs, ranging from case studies to fully-paid...

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18 Feb HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH: Visions of the university of the future

[caption id="attachment_415" align="aligncenter" width="662"] In our previous post we asked if traditional universities would be able to navigate the coming ‘Millennial storm’ in which a new generation of students with fresh hopes, dreams and perspectives would demand a higher education more suited to their changed...

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19 Jan Creative adaptation: what higher education can learn from a study of sport

Universities and sports share some commonalities: they have been around a long time, are essentially conservative, are of enormous benefit to young people and yet treasure the wisdom of the old, are part of our cultural heritage, people have strong opinions about them, and, whether...

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