China’s investment and internationalisation efforts are showing in the rankings. As much as there are gains to China’s higher education system, there are also emerging tensions.
The distinctive feature of the US model is not whether universities are government funded or not, but how they are funded
By Siwage Dharma Negara The 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII) ranks Indonesia 87th out of 143 countries in terms of innovation capability. In this aspect, Indonesia still lags behind several of its ASEAN neighbors, such as Singapore (7), Malaysia (33), Thailand… Read More ›
By Timothy Beardson Here are several tools by which we can measure the level of innovation in a country. In China there is often a focus on numbers of patents, university graduates and scientific papers. The authorities have set quantitative targets for… Read More ›
The revolution to reinvent the university has begun according to the Economist, the UK’s weekly newspaper. Three forces are reinventing the university: rising costs, changing demand and disruptive technology. Higher education, The Economist argues, suffers from Baumol’s disease – the… Read More ›
By Andrew Rossi – 22 May 2014 A profitable student loan market has fuelled an arms race among colleges and universities, along with an astronomic rise in tuition fees that seeks to capture the student loan dollar through increasing fees…. Read More ›
By Vivian Giang Every few months there seems to be another region somewhere in the world that claims to be the next Silicon Valley. Sometimes the new high-tech hub is hyped up, but other times, it’s evident that there’s… Read More ›
OECD countries are spending big on new forms of funding public research By Eugene Sebastian Alain de Botton once said that most business meetings involve one party elaborately suppressing a wish to shout at the other: “just give us the… Read More ›