Also: Is a new dark age beckoning for higher education take-up in the US and UK?
3 October 2021  Issue No: 662
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PHOTOThrough investment in ‘geointellect’, exporting its higher education and research abroad, China is aiming to grow its intellectual power – and enhance the visibility of Chinese academic and research institutions and disciplines exhibiting Chinese characteristics – and dominance. And it is well on its way.
While it is true that the disruptions caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected both rich and poor countries, the impact on students from vulnerable groups has been much greater than for the average student population in low-income countries.
While recent decades have seen talk of increasing higher education participation and the knowledge economy, could current trends, concerns about debt and demographic projections – and England now ditching the target of 50% participation – spell bad news for higher education in the United States and the United Kingdom?
PHOTOA new ‘Quad’ Summit agreement between Japan, the United States, India and Australia to counter geopolitical challenges posed by China is extending cooperation between the group’s members by bringing in new areas of research collaboration, and spurring Japan to increase protection of research activities.
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PHOTOQuality assurance of Chile’s higher education institutions is facing considerable challenges following the passing of legislation reforming higher education, due to long-standing weaknesses in the regulation process. Quality assurance mechanisms need to be strengthened to identify and provide support to poorly performing institutions.
PHOTOIt is lecturers who inspire students through their studies, encourage their thinking and intellectual development, and create spaces that enable them to participate and engage in their own learning. The challenge is, therefore, to find new ways to support university educators.
PHOTOThe use of ‘model cases’, whatever their value, and the theory that grows from them, can lead academics to make false equivalences and end up recapitulating the very Eurocentric imperialistic modes of thought that anthropologists, sociologists and literary critics set out to undermine.
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