The pursuit of higher global rankings is shaping institutional ambitions and national policies. In Malaysia, it’s more pronounced.
Within a couple of years, the Australian Government has transformed outbound student mobility with its ambitious New Colombo Plan, supplemented by a range of scholarships and loans. With an investment of over $100 million over 5 years, the New Colombo Plan itself has influenced the way universities approach overseas study experience.
India has one of the most hostile environments in the world for driving innovation according to a recent report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a technology policy think tank.
This week Botswana announced that the building of the country’s first science and technology park, Botswana Business Innovation Hub, is expected to open soon.
Australian universities play a critical role in supporting economic growth. From preparing graduates for the labour force by training scientists, professionals, technicians, teachers, civil service and business leaders. Conducting research that leads to new knowledge, supports innovation, entrepreneurship and even… Read More ›
Transnational education strategies: what works, what doesn’t? A view from the Netherlands – Part 4 of 4
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.
The distinctive feature of the US model is not whether universities are government funded or not, but how they are funded
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 Indian Economic Times reports the spectacular success of the incredibly frugal Mars Orbiter Mission that put India straight into an elite club and opened up an array of business opportunities has created the right atmospherics for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US during which he would engage with the civil society, policy makers and the business community. And in almost all of these, one subject that would be the talking point would be technology.
Even before he came to office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called India and the U.S. “natural allies”. In September, Prime Minister Modi and President Obama will meet in Washington. The Brookings Institute recently released a briefing paper “The Modi-Obama Summit – A leadership moment for India and the United States” in preparation of the visit. The paper covers a range of issues from internet governance, nuclear cooperation to counter-terrorism and Asia broadly. A section of particular interest is the US-India higher education relations. In a short chapter, Shamika Ravi, a Fellow with Brookings India in New Delhi offers some suggestions on how US and India could strengthen their bilateral relationship in higher education.
By Takamitsu Sawa In January last year, shortly after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power, the government created the Industrial Competitiveness Council to study concrete steps to strengthen Japanese industry’s international competitiveness, which has weakened in recent years. Indeed,… Read More ›
In this week’s Smart Societies blog we look at Russia’s higher education challenge. Our article focuses on Russia’s renewed efforts to internationalise its higher education sector. But a paper published in the Studies in Higher Education by Maria Yudkevich from… Read More ›