Tag Archives: higher education

EUA addresses Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Europe dialogue on higher education

(16 May 2019)  The 7th Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) took place in Bucharest, Romania from 11 to 15 May. The Conference, entitled “Higher Education taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Perspectives from Asia and Europe”, gathered approximately 150 participants to discuss the key responsibility of universities in tackling […]


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EDUCAUSE released Horizon Report – 2019 Higher Education Edition

(23 Apr 2019)  EDUCAUSE is proud to continue the tradition of excellence begun by the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) work on the Horizon Report. The report serves as a reference and technology planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policy makers, and technologists. This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments […]


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Digital leadership report highlights progress in universities

(22 Mar 2019)  As technology adapts at an exponential rate and becomes more and more ingrained in people’s day to day lives, it will continue to be a key asset that higher education institutions (HEIs) must make the most of to help with these and other goals. HEIs also have a responsibility to prepare students for […]


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Jisc and Eduserv to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

(11 December 2018) Jisc, the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, which specialises in digital transformation in local government, public bodies, healthcare, charities, higher education and emergency services, are coming together to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients. The two charities will […]


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Malaysia cuts education budget, while Indonesia and Philippines increase

(26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur) An international expert in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia says Malaysia shouldn’t be cutting down on the budget for education, especially since neighbouring countries are pumping more resources into education. Speaking to FMT, Prof Patrick Ziegenhain, a visiting professor at Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Asia-Europe Institute, noted that Indonesia and Philippines […]


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OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R join forces on new research project

(10 April 2017) OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R have studied and written extensively about the evolution of higher education and the implications of this evolution for the organizational structure and services of libraries. Today, we are announcing a new project, “University Futures; Library Futures”, in which OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R are joining forces to […]


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Outcomes from Wikipedia’s #1Lib1Ref campaign 2017

(30 March 2017) What role does Wikipedia have in higher education, and how do research libraries contribute? Fiona Bradley, Deputy Executive Director, RLUK  has blogged that several RLUK member libraries participated in Wikimedia’s flagship #1lib1ref campaign from 15 January-3 February 2017 to increase the number of citations on its articles; and others have hosted Wikimedians-in-residence […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 24: Malaysia Higher Education – “Soaring Upward” or Not?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (28 March 2017) Ruth’s Rankings 24 is based on Malaysian news articles that chronicle the changes in funding to Malaysia’s premier research universities following the release of the Ministry of Education’s Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) – MEB – in 2015. In preparing the article, I read many news articles […]


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Poor digital leadership will see universities struggle to attract students

(24 March 2017) New research highlights the growing importance of higher education staff being capable of delivering technology-enhanced learning experience for students. A survey of 1,000 16-24 year olds, commissioned by Jisc in the UK, found that three quarters (75%) of higher education students surveyed believe that having staff with the appropriate digital skills is […]


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ProQuest explores obstacles and opportunities in managing book collections

Whitepaper delves into complexities of balancing print and ebooks, highlighting opportunities for collaboration between librarians and content aggregators (8 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest’s latest whitepaper Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve is now available for download. Focusing on the UK higher-education book […]


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E-book survey for higher education students and teachers in Finland

(13 December 2016) As part of a project on E-textbooks for Finnish higher education, HE students and teachers were surveyed about their experiences with e-books. The project started in January 2014, organized by The National Library of Finland and FinELib consortium. Participants included higher education libraries (both universities and universities of applied sciences), publishers and […]


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Indo-Bhutan e-Library project launched

(5 September 2016) The Ministry of Education launched the Indo-Bhutan e-Library Project at Motithang Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, Bhutan, today. The digital library will have study materials, newspapers and journals in the form of text, video, and audio images. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his visit to Bhutan in 2014, had announced the […]


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Kaltura 2016 Video in Education Survey reveals tipping point: Over 50 percent of higher education institutions using video

International survey of 1,500 respondents also indicates that 75% of higher education students now use video in their assignments (12 July 2016, New York, NY) Kaltura (http://kaltura.com/), the leading video technology provider, today published its third annual State of Video in Education report, a comprehensive international study that examines the evolving use of video in […]


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China rising fastest in ranking of national systems

(24 May 2016) The top five performing national higher education systems are the United States, Switzerland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Sweden, according to the Universitas 21 annual ranking for 2016. But the country with the most improved performance is China, up four places to 30th due to continual rise in output rankings. University World […]


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