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The Transformative Benefits of Internationalisation

Internationalisation is still in the early stages in Latin American institutions, despite foreign education companies having an increasing presence there, particularly in the field of distance learning.   A wider debate is needed to encourage initiatives to prepare graduates and academics for working in an internationalised world.  .

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Science without Borders under Scrutiny

Our Associate, Bruno Morche, writes about Brazil’s Science Without Borders fellowship programme - a key plank in Brazil’s internationalisation efforts.    The lack of monitoring, along with the lack of involvement of universities, has hampered progress in the development of this programme and has limited its impact.    .

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Universities – MOOCS and the Future of the Walled Institution

Our Senior Associate, Raoul Mortley, shares some thoughts on MOOCS.

PLACE ORIGINALLY UNIVERSITIES WERE CENTRED ON LIBRARIES -  COLLECTIONS OF MANUSCRIPTS ON PAPYRUS OR PARCHMENT Of course we may point to the activities of Socrates or the Stoics who simply walked around engaging in scholarship through dialogue.    .

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Higher Education for Refugees Trapped in Transit

Dr. Martin Hall, Senior Associate of RITE, writes in the Times Higher Education how technology can  help to educate people fleeing from conflict, but notes that the conservatism of universities must be overcome also.  The obstacles blocking the path to higher education, he says, are formidable for all.

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