Tag Archives: higher education

Sorkin-land and Higher Education

In general, I’m not a fan of fantasy, but I have a weak spot for Aaron Sorkin’s work. I understand that Sorkin is generally not viewed as a writer of fantasy, but he populates his stories with characters as mythical as unicorns and dragons, like politicians who at least sometimes put principle over power (The […] … learn more→

Uganda: Moving beyond price to recruit international students

The Marketing Uganda HE project ran from October 2010 to March 2012. Its overall goal was to improve the export competitiveness of Uganda’s higher education (HE) services. Phase 1 outlined recommended actions for universities to improve marketing capabilities. Phase 2 focused on building the HE sector’s capability to attract international students. Priority themes for action […] … learn more→

Around the web: Where to start?

I was struck by two recent proposals for improving higher education—both were impassioned and well reasoned, but they started from opposite premises. In the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ann Kirschner explores what real innovation in higher education might look like if we could manage to learn a thing or two from how businesses innovate. Kirschner […] … learn more→

Does My University make the grade?

Let’s be clear, anything that demystifies the complex processes of choosing and enrolling in tertiary education is a good thing. With this in mind, the Federal Government today launched the My University website. It is described as a “one-stop shop” to help students make the “right choices” about which course and tertiary provider is right […] … learn more→

Open sesame! Taking university education to the world via the web

The word “open” has grown educational wings over the past decade. From the British Open University, which enrolled its first students in 1971, the concept has expanded to mean various ways of relaxing the traditional barriers to entry, study and success in higher education. So what does it mean to be open? There are four […] … learn more→

‘Open Doors 2011’: World roundup

The Institute of International Education (IIE) OpenDoorsin New York released its annual ‘Open Doors’ report on student mobility to and from the US this week. It is funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The inward mobility data are for the academic year 2010-11 and study-abroad data are for 2009-10. The […] … learn more→

The Shrinking Dragon? The impact of demographic changes on higher education policies in China

Among emerging economies, China is the one with the biggest population and the most perlexing demographic landscape. Fewer babies are born than in India and China seems to be the first of the BRIC countries which will reach the tipping point of demographic maturity. But what does that mean for non-Chinese and Chinese universities? China […] … learn more→