Posts Tagged: Winter Forum 2014

19 Dec 2014

Academic freedom in a time of globalisation

International higher education plays an unprecedented role in the globalising world. The rapid development of globalisation gives international higher education a valuable mission. Educators have to foster global, multi-cultural citizens who can participate in social issues that require critical thinking. However, a barrier has emerged: breaches of academic freedom.

18 Dec 2014

Ethics, sustainability and responsibility in business and management education

“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… Read more »

17 Dec 2014

Brain drain, gain & circulation in international education

One-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… Read more »

16 Dec 2014

Ethical partnerships: a view from the South

North-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… Read more »

15 Dec 2014

The use of overseas agents to recruit students

Education 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.

08 Dec 2014

International students: humans without rights?

”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… Read more »