UNITED STATES : AN ETHICAL APPROACH TO COMMISSIONS-BASED RECRUITMENT

The agent issue in the United States is reminiscent of those trick candles that delight children and some adults who are children at heart. You blow them out and they continue to ignite themselves – like magic! – using a fuse similar to those used in dynamite sticks. Compared with their counterparts in Australia and

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EUROPE : €187M ERASMUS+ FUNDING BOOST FOR THE UK

The European Commission has announced that UK education and youth organisations will benefit from €187 million of funding through the Erasmus+ program in 2019 – an increase from €170m this year. “Erasmus+ will enable around 250,000 young people from the UK to explore new countries and cultures” As well as opportunities for young people, Erasmus+ enables teachers,

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UK : WHY BIRKBECK,UNVERSITY OF LONDON, IS LEAVING THE UK RANKINGS RACE

Domestic league tables in the UK don’t capture the quality and accessible higher education Birkbeck provides to non-traditional students, says David Latchman. Since the turn of the millennium, we have been told that league tables differentiate the good universities from the bad. They help students choose the best, the theory goes, and make those underachieving places

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ASIA-EUROPE : HOW ASIAN BUSINESS SCHOOLS ARE BEATING WESTERN RIVALS

Business education in Asia is little more than 30 years old. The first business school in China, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, was founded in 1994. The business school at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a bit older, dating back to 1991. Before our eyes these schools, along

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MALAYSIA : PARAMETERS OF AUTONOMOUS STATUS FOR UNIVERSITIES

University autonomy is defined as the devolution of major decisions previously made by central agencies such as the Treasury, Public Service Department, Higher Education Ministry and Malaysian Qualifications Agency to the governing board of the respective universities that will contribute significantly towards achieving excellence. It requires accountability in managing resources in four main areas, namely

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GLOBAL : A CRITICAL MOMENT FOR UNIVERSITIES TO TAKE A LEAD

What is the role of universities in driving positive change in the world? How should they be preparing students to face the challenges ahead? These are key questions that will be addressed in our second series on Transformative Leadership, published in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, which launches this week and promises to be the

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UAE : DUKE OF YORK INSPIRES GRADUATE STUDENTS IN CAPITAL

Abu Dhabi visit part of Pitch@Palace programme to promote entrepreneurship in the UK and GCC. Abu Dhabi: A group of Emirati graduate students involved in STEM studies (science, technology, engineering and math) were inspired by UK’s Duke of York during his visit to the capital. In the country to promote entrepreneurship, the Duke of York

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EUROPE : FLIPPED CLASSROOM STRUGGLES TO CATCH ON IN EUROPE

Half of continental institutions are developing online learning programmes, survey says – Fewer than one in seven European universities are strong advocates of the flipped classroom as a model for enhancing student learning, while only half of institutions are developing more forms of online learning, according to a recent report from the European University Association

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HONG KONG : HK UNIVERSITIES TAKE A HIT IN LATEST (THE) LAW, BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS RANKINGS

The city’s tertiary educational institutions slipped in a number of categories, as Times Higher Education released its university rankings for law, business and economics, education and social sciences. Hong Kong universities suffered drops in the latest Times Higher Education law, and business and economics rankings, with the publisher urging the city’s institutions to improve their

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UK : WE NEED TO REACH CHILDREN BEFORE THEY DECIDE UNIVERSITY ISN’T FOR THEM

To boost social mobility, universities need to start speaking to children from disadvantaged backgrounds at a younger age. Traditionally, universities looking to widen access have focused on secondary aged children preparing to take their next step in education. This is certainly an important moment in a young person’s life, but in many cases it may

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