EAIE 2018 sights, mind and sound bytes

By the numbers: - 5,700 attendees - 95 countries   Overview of Swiss Higher Education "In Switzerland, we do not talk about brain gain nor brain drain but BRAIN CIRCULATION." Elements of Swiss HE Success 1. Autonomy you cannot impose creativity; just nurture it 2. Dual system 3. Openness 4. Strong links with the society… Continue reading EAIE 2018 sights, mind and sound bytes

9/8/2018: International Education Headlines

Higher education’s key role in sustainable development According to UNESCO, education for sustainable development“empowers people to change the way they think and work towards a sustainable future”. It therefore involves making access to good-quality education available at every stage of life. More specifically, it involves educating students on the necessity of sustainable development by integrating sustainable development… Continue reading 9/8/2018: International Education Headlines

7/20/2018: International Education Headlines

Channel News Asia Commentary: Humanities at the heart of a holistic education in a tech-driven world. The fourth industrial revolution has not made the study of the humanities irrelevant. We want our humanists to understand technology and our technologists to understand the humanities, says Singapore Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh. Read more here   UN Sustainable Development Goals: UNESCO Statistics… Continue reading 7/20/2018: International Education Headlines

Ethiopia: Study links study abroad to employability

A recent study of Ethiopian students revealed that employment is the main motivation for studying abroad. Students believed that their study abroad experience will prepare  them for the labour market and that the skills and attributes they've acquired through the international experience would give the competitive advantage. Among the skills identified by the students were:… Continue reading Ethiopia: Study links study abroad to employability

Sustainable IE Partnerships

As part of NAFSA's International Enrollment Management (IEM) Blog Series 2018, I penned the first blog on Sustainable International Education Partnerships. Read more on Network NAFSA.   Sustainable International Education Partnerships By Helen Sophia Chua Balderama posted 04-29-2018 04:43 PM Cambridge Dictionary defines sustainable as able to continue over a period of time, while Merriam Webster simply puts it… Continue reading Sustainable IE Partnerships

Emotional intelligence and social skills required for the future of work

Empathy, communication, data and information analysis are essential skills as we move further along with technological advances and automation at work. Read more here https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/predictions-for-freelance-work-education/

Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies

European Commission - Press release Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies Brussels, 22 May 2018 The Commission introduces a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda for Culture to advance a European Education Area by 2025. Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: "Education,… Continue reading Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies

Why you need emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Read more here http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/why-you-need-emotional-intelligence

Proposed European university networks must be flexible and innovative

Higher education is back to the top of EU's political agenda. And why not, there is the highly successful Erasmus student exchange programme that has brought together partnerships among universities, students and researchers in the past 30 years. At his recent recent Sorbonne speech, Emmanuel Macron presented one idea - the creation of European university… Continue reading Proposed European university networks must be flexible and innovative