Australian universities play a critical role in supporting economic growth. From preparing graduates for the labour force by training scientists,
The Silk Road concept is not new. Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced the idea in 2013 during a visit to Kazakhstan and Indonesia. What is new is the use of education as a tool to help drive China’s regional economic ambitions. Education is important to Beijing’s diplomatic and trade strategy.
Part 4 of 4: A Europe Association of International Education Conference panel addressing the question, ‘Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? Professor Robert Coelen from Stenden University shares some thoughts.
Part 3 of 4: A Europe Association of International Education Conference panel addressing the question, ‘Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? Dr Eugene Sebastian from RMIT University shares some thoughts.
Part 2 of 4: A Europe Association of International Education Conference panel addressing the question, ‘Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? Professor Nigel Healey from Nottingham Trent University shares some thoughts.
A Europe Association of International Education Conference panel addressing the question, ‘Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? The conference was held from 16-19 September 2014. Over the next week, I will upload a series of papers published from the conference addressing this topic. To kickstart, Dr Rahul Choudaha provides an overview and context of the discussion.
The distinctive feature of the US model is not whether universities are government funded or not, but how they are funded
The recently released rankings of the Times Higher Education for Asia paint a grim picture of Indian Higher Education. The country the size of India has managed only 9 varsities in the top 100 education institutions in Asia. Four points merit attention with respect to India’s higher education system amid this not so good performance.
China’s agenda is to become an innovation-led nation by 2020 and a world leader in science and technology by 2050. China spends more on R&D than any other economy, besides the USA. It has increased R&D spending from US$23 billion in 2012 to about $284 billion in 2014. It stills trails most developed countries as a percentage of total economic output. Analysts suggest the gap will close as China continues to rapidly increase spending.
Russia’s strong effort to re-create the “Silicon Valley Phenomena” is a great initiative for an oil and cash-rich nation to undertake–it is a necessary and wise investment of these always limited, windfall resources. And any attempt to harness the prodigious intellect of Russian minds is admirable and requisite. But is Russia’s Skolkovo Innovation Center off to the right start? Are all systems go?
The 11th Malaysia Plan with the theme “Anchoring Growth on People” is the last leg of its journey towards being a high-income nation in 2020. The plan definitely reaffirms the commitment to achieve inclusiveness and sustainable growth which is the necessary hallmarks of an advanced nation.
The country needs to strengthen its weak patents regime and improve what remains a hostile environment for foreign businesses
Despite it being a year of unrest in the region, investment in science in the Middle East has paid off in 2014. The Middle East and North Africa are accustomed to conflict, but even by usual standards, 2014 was a turbulent year across most of the region. While unrest made most of the headlines, there were many positive science stories that received little fanfare.
Look at any global ranking of universities worldwide and Japan’s ‘big-name’ universities will feature in the top 100. University of Tokyo, for example, ranks well within the top 50 universities in the world for science and technology and sits at number nine among universities in Asia for overall performance in the QS rankings.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable