Estados Unidos: Destruir la reforma educativa para reinventar lo que es posible

Courtney O’Connell Educación Futura, 4 diciembre, 2013

Un estudio realizado por Pew Research Center, titulado La mayoría de los estadounidenses opinan que el sistema educativo requiere ser renovado, expuso que 66% de los estadunidenses considera que se requiere un cambio radical o parcial en la forma en la . . . → Read More: Estados Unidos: Destruir la reforma educativa para reinventar lo que es posible

Where Is Higher Education’s Global Representation?

Nigel Thrift The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 noviembre, 2013

A recent report by the Martin School at the University of Oxford (whose remarkable benefactor, James Martin, sadly died this year) bemoans the lack of institutions able to manage the interconnected world in which we now find ourselves. . . . → Read More: Where Is Higher Education’s Global Representation?

Adjuncts Aren’t Slaves. Let’s Stop Saying They Are

David Leonard* 4 diciembre, 2013

“Wage slaves.” “America’s modern slaves.” “Slave labor in higher education.”

Amid the rightful discussion of our shift toward an entrenched, disposable academic laboring class, some adjunct advocates are making a striking analogy. Adjunct labor, they say, is a form of new . . . → Read More: Adjuncts Aren’t Slaves. Let’s Stop Saying They Are

Whole New World

Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, 5 diciembre, 2013

A decade is an eternity in the ed-tech world. A draft of a report on academic freedom and electronic communications, updated for the first time since 2004, shows the American Association of University Professors is moving to extend its . . . → Read More: Whole New World

China tops first BRICS and emerging economies ranking

Karen MacGregor University World News, 5 diciembre, 2013

China has dominated the first BRICS and emerging economies ranking published by Times Higher Education, or THE, taking 23 slots in the top 100 universities followed by Taiwan with 21. Peking and Tsinghua universities came first and second, and the . . . → Read More: China tops first BRICS and emerging economies ranking

Feature: Turkey – liberty and repression

Redacción Times Higher Education, 5 diciembre, 2013

Inside the backpacks of many Turkish students, among the books and lecture notes, lie two items with a more unusual purpose: a scarf to hide the owner’s face from the police and a bottle of eye solution to wash away tear . . . → Read More: Feature: Turkey – liberty and repression

Academic Freedom Applies to Electronic Communication, AAUP Says

Nick DeSantis The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 diciembre, 2013

The American Association of University Professors on Tuesday released a draft report that seeks to affirm the principles of academic freedom in an evolving digital landscape, asserting that such freedoms apply equally to communication in electronic and traditional . . . → Read More: Academic Freedom Applies to Electronic Communication, AAUP Says

Giving ‘Voice to Faculty’

Colleen Flaherty Inside Higher Ed, 2 diciembre, 2013

If attacks on tenure are cyclical – and Cathy Trower thinks that they are – the outgoing director of research for the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University became interested in researching faculty careers during another “trough.” That . . . → Read More: Giving ‘Voice to Faculty’

Informal support for internationalisation – Pros and cons

Abu Kamara University World News, 29 november, 2013

In the funding calculus of higher education, diminishing public funds for institutions plus increasing enrolment does not always equal higher priority for student support programmes.

As universities scramble to implement cash-sensitive support programmes to meet the unique needs . . . → Read More: Informal support for internationalisation – Pros and cons

Emerging economies – Rankings in context

Phil Baty University World News, 28 noviembre, 2013

The development of world-class universities is at the heart of the national strategies of many of the globe’s emerging economies.

China’s drive to move from a manufacturing to a knowledge economy has been underpinned by generous funding to . . . → Read More: Emerging economies – Rankings in context

Ten more universities gain award for supporting research careers

Holly Else Times Higher Education, 1 diciembre, 2013

The European Commission’s human resources excellence in research award demonstrates that universities are committed to developing the careers of staff and improving working conditions. The idea is that this in turn will improve the quantity, quality and impact of research.

. . . → Read More: Ten more universities gain award for supporting research careers

The Great Stratification

Jeffrey J. Williams The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 diciembre, 2013

Imagine a diorama in an American Museum of Occupations showing the evolution of the professor. The exhibit starts in the early 1800s with an austere, black-suited man in a minister’s collar, perhaps looking over the shoulder of . . . → Read More: The Great Stratification

For Chairs, the Seat’s Gotten Hotter

Audrey Williams June The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 diciembre, 2013

When Domenick J. Pinto first became a department chair, more than 25 years ago, it was a different job than it is today.

Mr. Pinto, who still heads the department of computer science and information technology at . . . → Read More: For Chairs, the Seat’s Gotten Hotter

La emigración de profesionales mexicanos a EU a través del TLCAN

Roberto Rodríguez Gómez Campus Milenio, 21 noviembre, 2013

Han transcurrido más de dos décadas desde las negociaciones que derivaron en el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá y están por cumplirse veinte años de la puesta en marcha del instrumento. La mayor parte de las reservas . . . → Read More: La emigración de profesionales mexicanos a EU a través del TLCAN

Cualquier acción que pueda traerle la paz a Colombia es válida: Mantilla Prada

Jorge Medina Viedas Campus Milenio, 21 noviembre, 2013

El rector de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UN), Ignacio Mantilla Prada, respalda la participación de la institución en el diálogo de paz con firmeza: “cualquier acción que pueda traerle la paz a Colombia es válida”, afirma.

Matemático que toda su vida . . . → Read More: Cualquier acción que pueda traerle la paz a Colombia es válida: Mantilla Prada

Rise of the world-class university

Bianka Siwinska LAISUM, 22 noviembre, 2013

For the fifth time, at the invitation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 160 experts from almost 40 countries met in Shanghai earlier this month to talk about the ‘world-class university’, a phenomenon that was hardly recognisable 10 years ago but which has become one . . . → Read More: Rise of the world-class university

English as the lingua franca of higher education?

Paul Rigg LAISUM, 22 noviembre, 2013)

An international conference in Spain, “The role of English in Higher Education: Issues, policy and practice”, drew an international audience to debate the growth of English as a language of instruction.

The event took place last week in Segovia and was organised . . . → Read More: English as the lingua franca of higher education?

Quiere Alemania atraer ‘cerebros': Busca el país germano cubrir su demanda de trabajadores capacitados con foráneos

Agencia Reforma La Crónica de Baja California, 12 noviembre, 2013

Quieren atraer más hispanos a carreras científicas

La Opinión Campus México, 11 noviembre, 2013

La Asociación Hispana de Universidades (HACU, en inglés) inició su 27 Conferencia Anual en la ciudad de Chicago, en la que abogarán por una mayor presencia de latinos en carreras relacionadas con las ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas.

“Tenemos . . . → Read More: Quieren atraer más hispanos a carreras científicas

Universidades mexicanas ofrecen cursos en LA

La Opinión Campus México, 11 noviembre, 2013

En los jardines que ha podado infinidad de veces, Martín Verduzco mantiene viva la ilusión de obtener el título de ingeniero agrónomo, a pesar de que salió de la universidad hace 28 años.

Verduzco, de 51 años, concluyó sus estudios en . . . → Read More: Universidades mexicanas ofrecen cursos en LA

The Future Grad Students

Scott Jaschik LAISUM, 14 noviembre, 2013

Test-takers who took the GRE in 2012-13 were more likely to be a bit younger and a bit more science-oriented than those who took the exam the year before. And in the quantitative portion of the exam, in particular, foreign talent appears . . . → Read More: The Future Grad Students

U.S. universities increasingly enroll the world, report shows

Redacción The Chronicle of Higher Education, 11 noviembre, 2013

The United States remains the world’s top destination for international students. A record 819,644 studied at American colleges in 2012-13, an increase of 7.2 percent, according to new data from the Institute of International Education’s annual “Open Doors” report. Still, only 3.9 percent . . . → Read More: U.S. universities increasingly enroll the world, report shows

Thinking for Oneself

Michael Roth LAISUM, 12 noviembre, 2013

Over the last year there has been a steady stream of articles about the “crisis in the humanities,” fostering a sense that students are stampeding from liberal education toward more vocationally oriented studies. In fact, the decline in humanities enrollments, as some have pointed . . . → Read More: Thinking for Oneself

La I+D sufre el mayor desplome de la década en gasto e investigadores

Alicia Rivera LAISUM, 14 noviembre, 2013

Los indicadores de I+D se han desplomado, según los últimos datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), correspondientes a 2012. El gasto en investigación y desarrollo descendió, en total, un 5,6% respecto a 2011, pero en el sector público cayó un 7,4% y en . . . → Read More: La I+D sufre el mayor desplome de la década en gasto e investigadores

Rector agitador…de la Universidad Complutense

Jorge Medina Viedas Campus Milenio, 7 noviembre, 2013

No creo tener más alma máter que la Universidad Autónoma Sinaloa, pero al deber a la Universidad Complutense de Madrid el título de doctor, reconozco en ella a una mentora laica y buena, más si recuerdo la convivencia con profesores dignísimos y . . . → Read More: Rector agitador…de la Universidad Complutense

Universidad: El camino equivocado

José Carrillo Menéndez Educación Futura, 2 noviembre, 2013

Es imposible mejorar el rendimiento con presupuestos escasos y falta de autonomía

A lo largo de los últimos 30 años la universidad pública ha experimentado un avance espectacular. De una universidad que, fundamentalmente, enseñaba pasamos a otra que . . . → Read More: Universidad: El camino equivocado

Fuga de cerebros: ¿dolor de cabeza para Latinoamérica?

Robert Valls El País, 4 noviembre, 2013

Mientras la anémica creación de empleo sigue siendo el Talón de Aquiles de la recuperación económica en EE.UU y Europa, muchos profesionales latinoamericanos ven mejores oportunidades en esas tierras, en un éxodo que ha visto emigraciones de hasta 90% en algunos . . . → Read More: Fuga de cerebros: ¿dolor de cabeza para Latinoamérica?

Brazil, lost in the rankings

Simon Schwartzman LAISUM, 6 noviembre, 2013

The bad news: Earlier in October the Brazilian press announced the sad news that the University of São Paulo (USP) usually considered the best university south of Rio Grande, had disappeared from the top list of 200 institutions of the Times Higher Education rankings, together with . . . → Read More: Brazil, lost in the rankings

Higher education (in Chile): A canary in a privatisation coalmine

Cristina González University World News, 8 noviembre, 2013

A few months ago I was in Chile, where I was invited to lecture on issues in higher education. The moment I arrived, I was struck by how important the subject is in Chile, where it has a pervasive presence . . . → Read More: Higher education (in Chile): A canary in a privatisation coalmine

The economy does not depend on higher education

Arthur M. Cohen, Carrie B. Kisker, y Florence B. Brawer The Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 octubre, 2013

The presumption that a shortage of educated people is responsible for a stagnant economy has been repeated frequently, especially since the onset of the recession, in 2008. A commission sponsored . . . → Read More: The economy does not depend on higher education