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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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Auditing can improve international higher education - University World News

There is currently an omnipresent preoccupation with assessment and evaluation of higher education internationalisation. This is a positive trend. It attests to the interest in internationalisation at the level of policy-makers as well as among institutional leadership and other stakeholders.

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Are Student Recruitment Agents Creating More Dickinson Universities? - DrEducation: International Higher Education Blog, Rahul Choudaha

Are Student Recruitment Agents Creating More Dickinson Universities? - DrEducation: International Higher Education Blog, Rahul Choudaha | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Dickinson State University is now the poster child of how agents can bring down a University and threaten the reputation of American higher education. DSU awarded nearly 500 degrees to unqualified Chinese students as the University was found to be "seriously lacking controls and oversight", mostly due to use to agents which in turn led to misrepresentations and use of unofficial transcripts.

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Canada Wants to Increase Educational Ties With China - The Global ...

Canada Wants to Increase Educational Ties With China - The Global ... | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

While no strategies were offered on how to achieve further growth, Amit Chakma, head of a Canadian advisory panel on higher-education internationalization, is traveling with the prime minister. 

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ScienceGuide - Eurocrisis heals Greek HE

ScienceGuide - Eurocrisis heals Greek HE | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

High graduate unemployment, low returns to education and general low reputation of universities -Tsiligiris analyzes that Greek's higher education system is confronted with significant challenges. Until now, Greece has been slow to implement reforms agreed upon in the context of the Bologna process and only in 2004 it created an agency to check for quality and accountability at universities.

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Economic Competitiveness, Internationalization, and Branch Campuses - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Economic Competitiveness, Internationalization, and Branch Campuses - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Around the globe, it seems that the internationalization of higher education and economic competitiveness strategies are merging. In fact, many nations have now developed competitiveness strategies that include investment in both domestic and foreign educational institutions. As we read the latest report by the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) on international branch campuses (IBCs), we were struck by how rapidly IBCs seem to have emerged as tools for institutions to pursue internationalization and nations to enhance economic competitiveness.

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A U.S. Withdrawal from Unesco Would Hurt Higher Education - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A U.S. Withdrawal from Unesco Would Hurt Higher Education - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

On September 12, 2002, speaking at the United Nations to mark the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, U.S. President George W. Bush announced that the United States would rejoin Unesco. The United States had quit Unesco in 1984 to protest the restrictions on press freedom inherent in the controversial New World Information and Communication Order. That issue, however, had disappeared with the Berlin Wall and a return to the cultural and educational organization was overdue. I was then serving as Unesco’s assistant director-general for education and we were delighted.

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International students – no longer welcome?

One of the key features of higher education across the developed world in recent years has been the growth of student migration. Students have increasingly been encouraged to consider universities in other countries when making their study choices, and this has led to a very significant internationalisation of higher education. Some countries – and the United States of America in particular – have a long record of attracting overseas students, many of whom then stayed and contributed to innovation and economic growth. And while it may not have been something that was always stressed as part of the reason for international student recruitment, host countries tended to benefit significantly from the tuition fees paid by these students.
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Foreigners fill up campuses, and pay the freight

Foreigners fill up campuses, and pay the freight | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
SEATTLE — This is the University of Washington's new math: 18 percent of its freshmen come from abroad, most from China. Each pays tuition of $28,059, about three times as much as students from Washington state.
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European integration in higher education and research in the Western Balkans - Department of Educational Research

Reliable data and solid analysis of systems of higher education and research are crucial for the ongoing processes of integration of WB countries to EU and NATO, as well as the underlying reforms taking place in a number of policy areas. However, the necessary data about the countries in the region does not exist yet in a consolidated form; therefore it is not possible to study these issues in a comparative manner. So far, this has resulted in the lack of solid evidence basis for policy development on the national or regional level. Higher education institutions or research centres on their own seem not to have the necessary capacity (technical or human) to develop and maintain the data base and do the analysis. The project will cover the period January 2011 – December 2013.

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IMPI - Indicators for Mapping & Profiling Internationalisation

IMPI - Indicators for Mapping & Profiling Internationalisation | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
The IMPI project focuses on mapping and profiling internationalisation of higher education institutions. The project aims at providing HEIs with an insight into their performance in internationalisation and measures for improvement. A set of indicators will be developed with relevance to all European HEIs. It will provide options for comparison but also will offer opportunities for HEIs to choose their individual profile of internationalisation
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University Autonomy

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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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The fight against bogus degrees in higher education - The Guardian (blog)

The fight against bogus degrees in higher education - The Guardian (blog) | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)The fight against bogus degrees in higher educationThe Guardian (blog)I head up the team that develops and manages QAA's national and international partnerships and participation in quality assurance networks.
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Raw Energy | Vice-Chancellor’s blog | University of Salford - A Greater Manchester University

Raw Energy | Vice-Chancellor’s blog | University of Salford - A Greater Manchester University | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

At the beginning of each term I write to our students and ask them to email me if they’ve got anything they want to tell me about. A good many do, and I almost always learn from what they have to say. There are concerns (cold teaching venues, the future of branch libraries, prayer facilities) and difficult issues (for example, the changes to UK Border Agency regulations that worry our international students a lot). While we often can’t give the answer that is hoped for, we always listen, and try.

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In Praise of Languages for Internationalization - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In Praise of Languages for Internationalization - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Great article on the importance of language learning, from the Chronicle of Higher Education: http://t.co/fE9VYxnF...
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Impact of Visa Changes on Student Mobility and Outlook | Internationalising Higher Education

Impact of Visa Changes on Student Mobility and Outlook | Internationalising Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

As an exclusive offer to UK institutions, Education Intelligence's report, Impact of Visa Changes on Student Mobility and Outlook for the UK is available to download for free. This study analyses changes in student visa policies over the past decade in the US and Australia and studies the impact they have had on international student mobility to these countries. The study also captures the tensions created between countries' immigration policies and the international competitiveness of their education systems. It draws on the lessons from other countries and maps implications for the UK education sector.

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International Leadership Conference: Managing Global Universities - The University of Nottingham

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International Leadership Conference: Managing Global Universities

November 2012
Date to be announced soon!
Ningbo, China

This year's event will mark the third anniversary of the International Leadership Conference, which will take place at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. The conference, which takes place annually, has previously welcomed delegates from the UK, Denmark, China, Colombia, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the US and Belgium. The event is designed for senior leaders to discuss and share best practice on important topics around the internationalisation of higher education.

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The modernisation agenda largely unquestioned? « Hedda – Higher Education Development Association

The modernisation agenda largely unquestioned? « Hedda – Higher Education Development Association | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

In the end of January, the European Centre for the Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU) arranged a conference within the MODERN project framework. The conference was themed “Engaging in the Modernisation Agenda for European higher education“. MODERN is a three-year EU-funded project under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme that has an ambition to examine the supply and demand of higher education management programmes, and address the issues that emerge from a fragmented educational landscape in this areas in Europe.

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Rethinking the mission of internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region

Rethinking the mission of internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
(2012). Rethinking the mission of internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. ???aop.label???.
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Higher education in 2012: a global perspective

Higher education in 2012: a global perspective | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the last of our predictions series, we ask HE leaders in the US, Australia, India and South Africa to share what trends and issues could have the most impact on the sector...
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(Video) Knowledge without Borders - The Internationalisation Story: to TNE and beyond

Join Professor Chris Ennew (PVC for Internationalisation at the University of Nottingham) and Christine Humfrey (former Director of UoN International Office) as they explore the last thousand years of academia to see where our Universities have come from and how that effects the way we deliver internationalisation in the modern world.

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Bologna fails to deliver on uniform education

Bologna fails to deliver on uniform education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
THE European ideal of uniting the continent through education appears a waste of timeaccording to new research into student mobility and common curricula.
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