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18
Dec

An ethical business and management education

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Ethical business schools“Management education as well as management is deeply troubled, but neither can be changed without changing the other.” This extract from Henry Mintzberg’s book, Managers and not MBAs, was written at a time when the current economic crisis had only just started to set off (2003) and the world was far away from revealing the big scandals and failures of global banks that peaked in 2008. Following these failures, the contemporary business and management education landscape is now at a crucial crossroads.

 

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17
Dec

Brain drain, gain & circulation in international education

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Brain drainOne-third of all African scientists live and work in developed countries, according to a statement released by NASAC, entitled ‘Brain Drain in Africa’. This figure represents a significant loss of economic potential for the continent, especially in today’s global society where scientific and technological knowledge drive development. Higher education throughout Africa must be revitalised as universities affected by decades of brain drain now find themselves severely disadvantaged.

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16
Dec

Ethical partnerships: a view from the South

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Ethical partnershipsNorth-South partnerships appear to remain the dominant model in the current context of internationalisation of higher education in South Africa. Partnerships involving institutions in the Global North can face considerable challenges, particularly with regard to questions of power and influence as well as mutual benefit. This article summarises the outcomes of a recent workshop concerning principles underlying equal and ethical North-South higher education partnerships.

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15
Dec

The use of overseas agents to recruit students

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Use of agentsEducation agents operate extensively in all the key international student recruitment markets. They vary from very large global companies to small one or two person operations. They play a major role in recruiting students to UK universities, colleges and independent schools and are primary intermediaries for institutions and influencers of students’ decisions.

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08
Dec

International students: humans without rights?

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Ethics in international education”International students don’t dare to speak up when they are discriminated against. They choose to remain silent out of fear!” This was how Cameroonian student, Kopgang Paulidor summed up his survey of discrimination against international students in South Africa when speaking at an EAIE Conference session earlier this year. Discrimination is just one issue brought about by international education. This week we will be posting a series of blog posts exploring the topic ‘Ethics in international education’.

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05
Dec

Supporting student success

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Spotlight-Seminar-2014More than 150 study and careers advisers and counselors gathered at the first EAIE Spotlight seminar from 1-2 December in Berlin, to discuss how to support student success in international higher education in the 2010s. Engagement, transition, inclusion and employability stood out as some of the most debated key concepts. Find out how they contribute to student success and how they can be successfully implemented. Continue Reading »

24
Nov

Summer Schools in Europe: the latest higher education ‘commodity’

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Summer Schools in EuropeSummer schools are booming business for universities today, and as such are an inspiration for the innovation of universities’ internationalisation strategies. Many of the existing summer schools have formed new alliances; some offer exchange programmes in a more traditional mould, but other forms of cooperation are becoming increasingly common. There are programmes that include modules in different countries, coordinated by a single summer school or a group of institutions working in partnership.

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14
Nov

LinkedIn groups for international higher education professionals

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Are you using LinkedIn to its full potential? With more than 330 million users from 200 countries and territories, the platform is the top social network for professionals, growing by 2 members a second, thus offering great opportunities for networking. 40% of the users check LinkedIn daily and 81% belong to a group. As an international higher education professional, are you leveraging the groups in your field? Continue Reading »

05
Nov

Gamification and the generational divide: perspectives from AIEC 2014

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gamification and higher educationRight from the minute Gabe Zichermann strolled on to the stage at AIEC 2014 in Brisbane it was evident we were in for a treat of a keynote address exploring gamification. The very word ‘gamification’ implies fun, entertainment, excitement, and adventure. Yet we know little of the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’, and we are certainly clueless as to how these games could possibly be of interest to us in international education. 

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23
Oct

Strategic internationalisation for business and management schools

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The internationalisation of business and management education can be seen as a response to the globalisation of educational markets worldwide. Just like operatives in other industries touched by globalisation, management education providers have adopted different strategies in their search for progress and legitimacy. There is no doubt that business and management schools have shared elements of practice but, fundamentally, business education remains a theatre for strategic choice.

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