20 septembre 2017

For globalisation to work for all, you have to level the playing field first

Today the debate rages about whether the decline in living standards is due to the effects of globalisation or to poor domestic policies. Both have surely played a role. More...

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07 juillet 2017

How do globalisation forces affect higher education systems?

By Marijk van der Wende. Growing scepticism of internationalisation can be heard in public and political debates on trade, open borders, migration and refugees and also on higher education. More...

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Do we understand how the forces of globalisation affect higher education?

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Marijk van der Wende asks what steering mechanisms would allow the two seemingly conflicting aims of global excellence and national relevance within an open higher education system to combine? Simon Marginson says a hard Brexit would constitute serious threats to the viability and global competitiveness of UK universities and much will depend on whether the government can maintain the UK and its universities as internationally engaged and open. Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić and Sir John Daniel hail the DeTao Masters Academy in China as a pioneer in the development of innovation in higher education, but question its scalability. David Santandreu Calonge says massive open online courses or MOOCs have been hailed for increasing access to higher education, but they may in fact be amplifying educational divides, as many would-be students in developing countries remain excluded. And Ayenachew A Woldegiyorgis highlights the serious challenge Ethiopia faces in simultaneously expanding access to higher education and improving the quality of the education delivered.
   In our World Blog, Patrick Blessinger, Barbara Cozza and Milton Cox examine some of the principles of effective faculty learning communities, a peer-led self-organising form of continual professional development which seeks to transform teaching and learning practices.
   In Features this week, Jalal Bounouar reports that a rise in the number of foreign African students seeking to study in Morocco is largely the result of proactive government policy.
   Finally, in the second part of a Special Report covering the 14th Association of African Universities General Conference and Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Sharon Dell and Ard Jongsma report on a significant milestone in the harmonisation of higher education in Africa, while Damtew Teferra writes about a new higher education cluster created to realise the implementation of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa. More...

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17 mai 2017

Globalization at a Crossroads

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Globalization at a Crossroads
Irving Wladawsky-Berger, 2017/05/11
The suggestions at the end of this article are reasonable but I'm more sceptical of the discussion learning to them. No, I don't think opposition to globalization is due to " the tendency to overestimate globalization levels" or "thinking your own country is superior". More...

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15 mai 2017

Universities have become isolated from their publics

By Ellen Hazelkorn. The history of rankings stretches back to the late 19th century, but it is the intensification of globalisation that has been the most powerful force and explanation for their emergence and success since the turn of the millennium. More...

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09 mai 2017

Students today, leaders of globalisation tomorrow

By Danny Quah. Globalisation has historically been viewed, on balance, as contributing to world economic success. Unfortunately, in today’s ever-changing economic and political climate, many Western populations have lost faith in globalisation’s benefit and this has complicated the conduct of business for international executives. More...

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08 mai 2017

How to surf the new wave of globalisation

Education & Skills TodayGlobalisation is connecting people, cities, countries and continents, bringing together a majority of the world’s population in ways that vastly increase our individual and collective potential, and creating an integrated market in products and services. One in three jobs in the business sector now depends on demand in other countries. In fact, a single product is often produced by workers in different parts of the world along the so-called Global Value Chain. Global value chains give small companies and countries unprecedented opportunities to reach global markets and create new jobs. More...

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23 mars 2017

Addressing the imbalance between investment protection and people protection: Making globalisation work for all

We are facing a backlash against globalisation. This has gone hand in hand with a push back against investment treaties and trade agreements: just watch the election campaigns and the downfall of TTIP and TPP negotiations. More...

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06 mars 2017

Centre for Global Higher Education Conference

The Centre for Global Higher Education or CGHE, based at the UCL Institute of Education in the United Kingdom, held its annual conference in London on 1 March on the theme “Higher Education: Changing global relations”, which explored the drivers and effects of changing global relations in higher education. University World News reports. Read more...

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23 décembre 2016

Ethnic identities and globalization - the 27th Ethnic Minority Congress in Klagenfurt, Austria

Minority protection is especially important in an era when ethnic and national boundaries start to fade due to free movement and globalisation: people, especially the youth of different nationalities think and behave alike while speaking multiple languages with each other. More...

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