1 March 2014, by Mark Tayar & Rob Jack
Mark Tayar & Rob Jack consider how universities are moving away from revenue-oriented internationalisation towards prestige-oriented research and offshore delivery partnerships.
25 February 2014, by Prof Roy Crawford
Universities have a love-hate relationship with world university rankings – they are positive about them when they do well, much less so when they experience a decline. Universities are justifiably cynical in regard to the methodology employed by the three main ranking systems, because they attempt to attach a single number to a multi-dimensional entity and by doing so they influence what they are purporting to measure - the international standing of universities. However it seems inevitable that the rankings are here to stay and they cannot be ignored.
24 February 2014, by Marian Mahat
I had a dream last night and woke up in a cold sweat…A student appeared in front of me. He said, “I’m listening to your lecture now but I have a quick question. Have you got time? Or should I U-Ask you?” “No, I have to hurry off to a meeting” I said. He said, “Ok, I’ll check the U-Library first. Ok, if we catch up at the U-Space later?”
“I’m having a dream” I thought to myself. “This must be the university of the future!”
17 February 2014, by Andrew Gunn and Michael Mintrom
If universities are global businesses, operating in a global marketplace with a global clientele, can we learn anything from other sectors of private industry with these characteristics?
17 February 2014, by Alan Lawler
What would it take for a university to focus its extensive understanding about the nature of learning, which is currently focussed on students, to the operational processes of the university itself?