Results useful for benchmarking, improving, and SDG awareness and alignment
10 May 2020  Issue No: 597
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PHOTOTimes Higher Education’s 2020 Impact Rankings show variability in the type of institutions ranking and in the goals that they focus on, and offer valuable information for benchmarking as well as a way for different universities to gain global visibility. The University of Auckland ranked first overall for the second consecutive year.
Radical change will affect higher education in the months after COVID-19. There is no return to yesterday so institutions need to start from first principles, creating a vision for life after the pandemic, making hard choices based on data, creating new models, realigning priorities and entering a post-coronavirus world not in isolation but collaboration.
Nepal, squeezed between China to the north and India to the south, is considered by the World Health Organization to be “very vulnerable” to the coronavirus pandemic because of poor healthcare infrastructure. With government taking COVID-19 testing very seriously to contain spread of the disease, remote regions have called on Tribhuvan University for help.
Coronavirus Crisis and HE
PHOTOThe United Kingdom government has announced measures to protect students and universities from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – but immediately faced criticism for failing to plug a funding gap of billions of pounds left by the loss of domestic and international tuition fees.
Coronavirus Crisis Commentary
PHOTOThe social sciences and humanities have a crucial role to play during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond in answering the basic question of how we respond to living in a changed world. There are three broad approaches that might help academics in diverse contexts to re-think and re-imagine the future.
PHOTOA partnership in East Africa is helping lecturers to teach in ways that ensure graduates leave university not just with subject knowledge but also the wider skills they need for their own employment, to make a positive difference in the wider world and to be better equipped to adapt to change.
PHOTOThe United States is top of the ninth and final ranking of national higher education systems by Universitas 21, a global network of research-intensive universities, followed by Switzerland and Denmark. Universitas 21 says the ranking has revealed which countries “are making the greatest improvements in higher education outcomes” over time.
PHOTOThe COVID-19 pandemic has created urgency around consultations on shared values and principles that would hasten global access to data, research, publications and technological innovations.
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