China ‘aggressively’ uses talent recruitment to acquire US intellectual property and research
24 November 2019  Issue No: 576
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PHOTOChina has been aggressively using illegal and extra-legal mechanisms to acquire United States intellectual property, research and sensitive technologies, and federal agencies should work with the US research community to balance the need for international collaboration with securing US government-funded research, a Senate watchdog committee has found.
The Open Doors Project shows falling numbers of international students enrolling in degree courses in the United States, but is this only the result of the election of Donald Trump or is there something else going on that would explain the fall if we widened our perspective?
There are signs that universities are working together to address widening access issues across the world, but for too many it is still not a priority and in-depth research about what works is lacking. Institutions and university networks need to initiate collaboration and action.
PHOTOHaving not done so for its first five graduating cohorts, New York University (NYU) Shanghai has added a compulsory ‘patriotic education’ course – which is compulsory for Chinese students at Chinese universities – to its undergraduate degree offering as “a way to stay in China”, experts have said.
World Blog
PHOTOEstablishing ways to improve college admission mechanisms requires an examination of the whole college admissions process, including the time taken to prepare for exams and ways to address minor performance issues that stop students winning places at the institution of their choice.
PHOTOThe Canadian government’s new internationalisation plan presents a clear roadmap for universities and other partners, but an over-focus on an economic rationale means values can be hijacked and put to work for economic ends and the transformational potential of internationalisation is lost.
Academic Freedom
PHOTODuring the past year Scholars at Risk has reported 97 violent incidents involving attacks on higher education communities across 40 countries. At least 32 students, scholars, staff, campus security personnel and others died as a result of these attacks, with many more injured.
PHOTOThe Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has become a global reality but African universities have been watching the unfolding scenario largely from the sidelines, according to a new report from the African Development Bank which argues that most African universities are too focused on traditional teaching and publication rather than innovation and transfer of technology.
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