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November 19, 2019

As indicated in our last entry, in this post we briefly comment on the EAIE Barometer findings related to financial constraints to internationalization. The survey identified both ‘internal challenges’-those barriers that an institution faces from within, and ‘external challenges’- those barriers that originate from outside the institution.

On the internal...

October 3, 2019

Financial resources play a crucial role enabling and sustaining internationalization – from program design to inception and delivery. The European Association for International Education-EAIE has done a notable job to address such complex matter, shedding light on key issues, raising awareness and providing insights.

In this and next month’s postings, we d...

March 19, 2019

In this month’s post, we emphasize the need for universities to have a data strategy that contributes to the achievement of the institution's strategic objectives. A sound data strategy will determine how to use data to better understand the market and its trends, along with the university constituents’ needs and expectations, which, in turn, can inform b...

February 6, 2019

In this first post of 2019, we review a few of the most visible societal trends and point to its potential impact on higher education organizations. Undoubtedly, times are changing fast. Nevertheless, and despite abundant alarming signs, many higher education institutions seem to be passively watching events unfold from their ivory towers, with a mix of a...

October 24, 2018

Higher education institutions worldwide are facing the challenge of adapting to the digital era. This implies embarking in a process that is neither painless or inexpensive, but the trade-off of doing nothing is likely to lead to disappearance. The question then is how to successfully drive digital transformation? In our view, it must contemplate at least...

August 17, 2018

In reviewing a recent OBHE report on the state of global online higher education, two things appear clear upfront: online programs have been unable to deliver on either significantly reducing the costs nor the time to complete a degree, both of which looked promising  and feasible 15 years ago. What then seemed like the dawn of a revolution has settled in...

July 23, 2018

In January of this year, under the title a "A Binary Higher Ed Sector", we commented on the somewhat dramatic landscape of the American higher ed sector, with many institutions being at risk.Those following the situation, particularly of small private colleges, will find extremely interesting the findings of the recently published  "Inside Higher Educatio...

May 31, 2018

Augmented and Virtual Reality are evolving fast, and as the price of equipment goes down they continue  to penetrate and transform industries like entertainment, real estate, healthcare and education. According to  Goldman Sachs, by 2025 VR could be an 80 billion dollar market with 15 + millions of education users. According  to Gartner, by 2021 more than...

April 24, 2018

University leaders interested in the sustained long-term performance of their institutions-- particularly along key dimensions like teaching and learning, management and employability-- may want to review the findings of the survey conducted by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). The study launched in 2014 aimed at  explori...

March 19, 2018

A recent survey of college and university presidents published by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup confirms the sentiment that these are not normal times. Presidents are questioning the viability of current business models at non-elite private colleges. Most of them believe that there will continue to be more closures and mergers as financial pressure increase...

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