Global futurist and keynote speaker at this year’s EAIE Conference in Istanbul, Jack Uldrich, shares his predictions of the future facing higher education with this excerpt from his forthcoming book, Foresight 20/20. Using a fictional dialogue between a father and his daughter, Jack aptly demonstrates the growing divide between generations and their expectations of learning, painting a vivid picture of higher education in the near future. Continue Reading »
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All of us that work in international education get our fair share of challenges and opportunities. They all contribute to moving the business further, though not always in the direction we intended from the start. One of the dialogues at the recent EAIE Conference in Istanbul provided the opportunity for higher education professionals from all over the globe to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in global higher education.
The emerging forms of higher education resulting from the collapse of some authoritarian regimes in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) were discussed in depth during an EAIE dialogue at the recent EAIE Conference in Istanbul. With some 60% of the population in this region below the age of 25, education is critical in securing the future stability of the countries, and international education has a key role to play in achieving this.
Demonstrations that took place on Tuesday and Thursday are expected to intensify over the weekend. As the conference comes to a close on Friday and you head to your next destination, or stay on as a tourist in this beautiful city, we hope you stay safe. Please continue to avoid Istiklal Street. We hope you enjoyed the 25th Annual EAIE Conference in Istanbul and look forward to seeing you next year in Prague.
Traditional global rankings are designed to compare all higher education institutions (HEIs) by a given set of indicators, producing a composite score and ranking institutions in a nominal order. Some argue that this approach is not transparent and does not fairly compare institutions to other institutions of a similar profile. A new approach to the international ranking of higher education institutions has emerged. Can it provide fair comparisons in this increasingly competitive market?
We have received information from our local sources that demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday evening in the same area as Tuesday evening. We advise all participants to avoid Istiklal street and take extra caution this evening. Please see the update below regarding events planned for Thursday evening.
As the crux of the 25th Annual EAIE Conference gets underway under bright and sunny Istanbul skies, EAIE conference participants have been arriving in their droves at the Istanbul Congress Center to start an exciting journey of knowledge exchange at this milestone event. A vast array of sessions took place today together with an engaging dialogue discussing the importance of transnational education.
Last night protests took place in the area at the bottom of Istiklal street, in response to the death of a 22-year-old man, during clashes with police in the southeast of the country. We are aware that some of our participants may have been caught up in the area affected by the protests. Please rest assured that the EAIE is closely monitoring the situation in cooperation with our local partners and participant safety is our main priority. Continue Reading »
The benefits of study abroad for students are widely known and not a new concept, however, students are increasingly looking for an additional, social component to augment their studies where they can develop their soft skills, their social awareness, and assist their local community. A new project developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) offers new ways for international students to engage in social and volunteering activities during their time abroad.
International admissions officers and credential evaluators are challenged daily with foreign students who are hoping to continue their education beyond their own borders. What common challenges exist for students from countries in strife? What do these challenges mean for you as in international admissions officer or credential evaluator? How can you best deal with these issues and help ensure students from such countries can still enjoy the mobility that other students benefit from?