Higher Education Webinars
Surveying the Construction of Global Knowledge/Spaces for the ‘Knowledge Economy’
December 1, 2011 - 9:25pm
Great expectations UK-style: foreign students = export earnings (in an era of austerity)
November 26, 2011 - 3:32am
Tertiary Education: A Global Report (by the World Bank's Education Advisory Service)
November 2, 2011 - 8:38am
Two graphics (both released in the last two days) capture broad-based aspects of the fiscal squeeze confronting public higher education in the United States.
October 24, 2011 - 9:08am
‘Flexibility’ is genuinely slippery concept, one that provides some sense of coherence with vagueness. It is also a concept that is a resource to be used in the pursuit of power. I’m most familiar with the concept of flexibility in relationship to the changing nature of production systems. There has been a long debate in Economic Geography, for example, about phenomena like ‘flexible specialization’ and ‘flexible accumulation’. These interrelated concepts have helped scholars and industry analysts make sense of how production systems are evolving to cope with increasingly levels of competitive pressure, the emergence of global value chains, new forms of territorial development, and so on.
October 16, 2011 - 11:00pm
Our era of ‘global urbanization’ -- one where the majority of the world’s population now lives in ‘urban’ areas – raises some interesting opportunities and challenges for higher education systems and institutions.
October 5, 2011 - 8:15pm
Well, it’s ranking season again, and the Times Higher Education/Thomson Reuters World University Rankings (2011-2012) has just been released. The outcome is available here, and a screen grab of the Top 25 universities is available to the right.
September 23, 2011 - 10:15pm
Source: Common Curriculum Outline for Yale-NUS College (2 September 2011) via Wordle.
September 21, 2011 - 4:15pm
The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011: Innovation and Growth in Knowledge Economies report was released on 20 September.
September 14, 2011 - 6:00pm
As noted in a previous entry (‘Visualizing the globalization of higher education and research’), we’ve been keen to both develop and promote high quality visualizations associated with the globalization of higher education and research. On this note, the wonderful Floating Sheep collective recently informed me about some new graphics that will be published in:
September 13, 2011 - 11:15am
Education at a Glance 2011 was released today by the OECD. The report is replete with data about education systems, patterns, trends, etc., and is well worth reading.
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