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Universities get record fines for recruiting too many students

Universities get record fines for recruiting too many students | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities have suffered record fines for over-recruiting students last September, as applicants rushed to avoid tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year.
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British universities are in need of a teaching revolution

British universities are in need of a teaching revolution | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's time that institutions and staff start taking risks in the lecture hall.
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Can Ireland realise its internationalisation goals? - The PIE News

Can Ireland realise its internationalisation goals? - The PIE News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
As a study destination, Ireland has long lived in the shadow of its neighbour the UK, which has remained the second most popular place for international students to study for years thanks to its once-assertive internationalisation policies and world class education institutions.
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Warning of 'mediocrity' if higher education not funded - The Irish Times

Warning of 'mediocrity' if higher education not funded - The Irish Times | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
“EQUIVOCATION” AROUND funding for higher education “has done lasting damage” to the institutions and to students, the president of NUI Maynooth has said.
Prof Philip Nolan warned a failure to adequately fund higher education would result in “an inevitable mediocrity to the detriment of generations of students”.
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The Corporatization of Higher Education – Business Models for Academia | ResourcesForLife.com

The Corporatization of Higher Education – Business Models for Academia | ResourcesForLife.com | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

 The partnership between corporations and higher education can be problematic. 

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Skolkovo's MIT Seeks to Stop Brain Drain in Russia

"I'm probably not going to move back for a couple of decades," said Yekaterina Paramonova, a third-year undergraduate majoring in nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, echoing the sentiment of many Russians...
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Envisioning a Post-Campus America

Envisioning a Post-Campus America | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Now, imagine a personnel manager at a mid-sized corporation who's looking for an employee with some particular knowledge. There are two candidates: one with an appropriate college degree from the local state school, a second with relevant MITx certificates. Let's say all other things between the candidates are equal. Which should the manager choose?
Given the caliber of professor at MIT, the online student may have learned just as much. The candidate who went to college probably enjoyed his experience more, but the potential employer is unlikely to care about that. Finally, there's the financial reality: To some extent, the student debt of the job candidate dictates his salary requirements. If the MITx candidate has the knowledge required and far less student debt, he probably can be hired more cheaply. Ultimately, the cheaper option will win.
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Implications of Silence for Educators in the Multicultural Classroom - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Implications of Silence for Educators in the Multicultural Classroom - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are a number of ways of dealing with silent students in multicultural classroom setting. For instructors of international students, it is important to note cross cultural perspectives in course readings and grading the classroom discussion.
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Rich and Poor: The Education Gap

Rich and Poor: The Education Gap | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Readers respond to a front-page article, “Poor Dropping Further Behind Rich in School.”...
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Greek Debt Crisis and Internationalisation of Higher Education: Review of the Dialogue on the New Proposed National Strategy

Greek Debt Crisis and Internationalisation of Higher Education: Review of the Dialogue on the New Proposed National Strategy | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The recent debt crisis brought Greece at the centre of the world’s attention, mostly for all the negative reasons. A lot have been said about the causes of the Greek debt crisis and even more about the role of
International Monetary Fund in imposing its Structural Adjustment Programmes. In May 9th 2010 Greece singed the memorandum of understanding which incorporates a list of reforms and policy directives developed by the co-called “Troika” consisting of the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission. A substantial part of the proposed reforms and policies is targeting the rationalisation of the Greek public sector.

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The Global Search for Education: A Life of Learning

The Global Search for Education:  A Life of Learning | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
What kind of education system will permit a country to have the human skills needed to compete globally?
It seems to me that the key requirement of a modern society is a fluid, accessible and responsive system of tertiary and lifelong learning. Foundations in compulsory education are clearly essential, and universal access to primary education has been correctly identified as a United Nations Millennium goal. However, there is now global recognition that full participation in modern life requires continuing education.
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In Albania, Can a U.S. Diploma Deliver?

In Albania, Can a U.S. Diploma Deliver? | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
At the University of New York, Tirana, students pay top dollar for the brand that allows them an American diploma. But the substance of that education has been found lacking by some.
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Audit of overseas provision in Singapore 2011

Audit of overseas provision in Singapore 2011 | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

UK institutions are responsible for the academic standards of their awards, whether delivered inside or outside of the UK. As part of our work, we review the partnership arrangements that UK higher education institutions have made with organisations in other countries to deliver UK programmes.

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Customer Service In Higher Education - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution

Customer Service In Higher Education - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

I have a question: Why is it that Higher Education and specifically Higher Education in Universities and not Further Education Colleges continually fail to acknowledge that students are customers.

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Is U.S. Higher Education A Bubble Economy? (Infographic Video)

Is U.S. Higher Education A Bubble Economy? (Infographic Video) | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
TUITION RATES AND STUDENT LOANS ARE RISING RIDICULOUSLY FAST, WITH NO SLOWDOWN IN SIGHT. SO WHY AREN’T WE GETTING SMARTER ABOUT EVALUATING THE ECONOMICS BEHIND ATTENDING COLLEGE?
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Times Higher Education - UK postgrads 'shocked' at sight of foreign peers

I was a bit bewildered at the beginning. It was like, 'ooh', surprise, no English people!"This was one of several negative reactions from British students asked to reflect on the large number of international students on some postgraduate courses.

The comments were gathered at an unnamed university in England by academics at Bournemouth University, and are recorded in a paper in the Journal of Further and Higher Education titled "The British host: just how welcoming are we?"

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To meet global trends in higher education: Universities will be subjected to radical changes - Minister Dissanayake - Educational News - Tops Sri Lanka - Tops.lk

To meet global trends in higher education: Universities will be subjected to radical changes - Minister Dissanayake - Educational News - Tops Sri Lanka - Tops.lk | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Universities will be subjected to radical changes to meet global trends in the higher education sector, Higher Education Minister SB Dissanayake said.

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American decline and the imperative for higher education

American decline and the imperative for higher education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The waning of the American era of global dominance has caused a good deal of hand wringing in US foreign policy circles and denial by many in the political establishment. It is the country's lack of preparation for this historic transition which should worry Americans, not the change itself. Just when the US should be strengthening university education to produce a more cosmopolitan citizenry that will deal intelligently with its new position in the world, public expenditures on higher education are declining at unprecedented levels.

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Internationalisation and the Student Voice: Higher Education Perspectives by Elspeth Jones

Internationalisation and the Student Voice: Higher Education Perspectives by Elspeth Jones | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
This groundbreaking volume seeks to take the first steps in analysing the impact of internationalisation initiatives from student perspectives.
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How Higher Education Uses Social Media [Infographic]: US and UK Comparisons

How Higher Education Uses Social Media [Infographic]: US and UK Comparisons | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
A post on How Higher Education Uses Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] published two hours ago by Mashable.com provides an infographic on how US universities are using social media services.

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Africa: The Brain-Drain Panic Returns | TheAfricanStar

Many backward African countries want citizens in the Diaspora to return home but are unable to absorb them.

While developed countries are angst-ridden over mostly illegal immigration by unskilled workers from developing countries, a different set of concerns has surfaced in Africa, in particular, over the legal outflow of skilled, and even more importantly, highly skilled, people to developed countries. This outflow is supposedly a new and damaging “brain drain,” with rich countries actively luring away needed skills from poor countries.

This fear is misplaced. At the outset, we have to distinguish between “need” and “demand.” Yes, many African countries need skills. But they are unable to absorb them, owing to several factors associated with economic backwardness.

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Not only advantages to more international exchange - Lund University

A major international conference was held in Lund in December on internationalisation of higher education, an activity that is increasing rapidly around the world. The conference was organised by the OECD, the Association of Nordic University Rectors Conferences NUS and the Nordic Association of University Administrators NUAS together with Lund University. The increased internationalisation of higher education has been a mixed blessing, it emerged: on the one hand, internationalisation is now an activity that is taken for granted, on the other hand, competition and commercialisation are becoming stronger motivational factors at the expense of academic values. Topics of discussion at the conference included how the work should be organised, new evaluation tools that are being developed and what internationalisation means for learning from the perspective of students and lecturers.

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Oversight of Internationalization—Who’s Responsible? - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Oversight of Internationalization—Who’s Responsible? - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

In recent days, the actions of two higher-education institutions have raised concerns about the oversight of their internationalization activities. Last week, an audit of Dickinson State University, a public institution in North Dakota, revealed that the institution had operated as a diploma mill for hundreds of international students, awarding degrees despite the individuals not completing all degree requirements, and many not even having a basic level of English proficiency.

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University Autonomy

University Autonomy | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
In order to be successful, universities need to be able to take their own decisions. The University Autonomy Tool lets you compare university autonomy in 28 European countries.
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Transnational Higher Education in Costa Rica

The university education system in Costa Rica includes several types of studies that are classified as “transnational” programs. This incorporates all teaching activities and means that the students’ learning takes place in a different country (host country) than that where the providing institution is located (providing country)

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