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17 February 2019  Issue No: 539
Top Stories
PHOTOThere has been much research on internationalisation of higher education, and this has mainly focused on student mobility, but mobility from whose perspective? Viewing it through an organisational lens means students’ voices and reasons for studying abroad are rarely heard. This needs to change.
For the first time this year, the number of foreign students attending Australian universities is likely to exceed those studying in Britain. This will put Australia in second place behind the United States in terms of overseas student enrolments.
The latest United Kingdom government notice on student mobility post-Brexit suggests universities should make their own bilateral partnerships with European Union universities. With the risk of a no-deal Brexit heightened, many are reviewing their research partnerships, with fears some may be left high and dry.
PHOTOBoth the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University have banned future research collaboration with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, and other top research universities are reviewing their ties with the company, after warnings from the United States administration about alleged intellectual property and spying risks.
PHOTOA court case alleging Harvard University’s admissions policy discriminates against Asian-Americans has generated national headlines and is being seen as an attempt to undermine affirmative action. It could go to the United States Supreme Court where the political balance has shifted under President Donald Trump.
World Blog
PHOTOResponding to popular pressure, the Ontario government has cut tuition fees. But it has not made up the shortfall in university funding, making cuts to student services plus a reduced quality of education more likely. It could also mean tuition fee increases for international students.
Transformative Leadership
PHOTOThe growth of microcredential offerings is just one strand in a broader trend towards more continuous, more industry-aligned and competency-focused post-secondary learning and an era of greater overlap and integration between education and experience, with real-world employer projects and micro-internships.
PHOTOBusiness schools are entering an era of hyper-competition to attract international talent, earn reputation and grow resources at a time of tightening visa rules and post-work opportunities and increasing activity from alternative providers. How can they survive and thrive in this context?
PHOTOThe government investigator into governance and resources in higher education in Sweden has delivered her report. It calls for an overhaul of the way funding for higher education and research is allocated, switching to a form of funding per student plus 50% direct government funding of research.
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