World’s Most International Universities 2016

January 19, 2016

World’s Most International Universities 2016

Times Higher Education

  • The best universities in the world are truly global institutions – ones that attract students and scholars from all over the world and collaborate with leading departments no matter where they are based.
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Keywords: rankings, higher education, international universities

Udacity Offers Guaranteed Job Placement or Their Money Back

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Udacity announced a new program that guarantees its graduates will land a job in their field within six months of completing the program — or their money back. But the promise is being offered only in certain programs and to those students who also pay an extra $100 a month for that peace of mind.
  • The big question is: As more upstart education providers offer targeted programs and put more effort into finding jobs for their graduates, could such promises eventually become more common?
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Keywords: online education, MOOCs, Udacity, nanodegrees

Netflix Chief Announces $100 Million Fund for Education

The Washington Post

  • Netflix founder and chief executive Reed Hastings, a longtime supporter of charter schools, is creating a $100 million foundation for education.
  • The Hastings Fund launched with grants totaling $1.5 million to the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and UNCF scholarship funds, donations meant to help minority students access college.
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Keywords: education, donations, Silicon Valley, higher education

How Some Would Level the Playing Field: Free Harvard Degrees

The New York Times

  • Should Harvard be free? That is the provocative question posed by a slate of candidates running for the Board of Overseers at Harvard. They say the university makes so much money from its $37.6 billion endowment that it should stop charging tuition to undergraduates.
  • Their argument is that if Harvard were free, more highly qualified students from all backgrounds would apply, and the university would no longer have trouble balancing its class for racial or ethnic diversity.
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Keywords: higher education, private education

The 2016 Top 10 IT Issues: Divest, Reinvest, and Differentiate


  • EDUCAUSE has selected the 2016 top 10 IT issues and strategic technologies in higher education. The issues reflect three overarching themes: Divest, reinvest, and diffrentiate.
  • In 2016, higher education IT organizations are divesting themselves of technologies that can be sourced elsewhere and are reinvesting to develop the necessary capabilities and resources to use information technology to achieve competitive institutional differentiation in student success, affordability, and teaching and research excellence.
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Keywords: higher education, information technology, IT, technology, information security

The Faculty Role Online, Scrutinized

Inside Higher Ed

  • The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors University, the largest and most-established competency-based provider, over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.
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Keywords: higher education, online education, competency-based education

U.S. News Releases 2016’s Best Online Education Programs

eCampus News

  • The top bachelor’s and graduate programs of 2016 have been ranked based on the strength of their online education quality, according to U.S. News: “Online learning is becoming an integral part of higher education, and consumers are hungry for information related to legitimate online degrees.”
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Keywords: online education, rankings

Trends in College Spending: 2003–2013

Delta Cost Project

  • This report examines college and university finances during one of the most turbulent economic periods in decades. The challenges brought by the fiscal crisis provided colleges and universities with an opportunity to reevaluate how they allocated resources. This update is meant to aid readers in developing a deeper understanding of how colleges collect and spend money and the outcomes they produce.
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Keywords: higher education, resources, economy

Technology and the Imminent Disruption of Higher Education: Is Fear the Path to the Dark Side?

Academica Forum

  • All of the available evidence suggests that regardless of whether institutions embrace this new world of technology-enhanced learning, their future students undoubtedly will. If an institution cannot support flexible, high quality, and competitively-priced learning journeys for students of all ages and backgrounds, then another institution will, and it may be based anywhere from Arizona to New Zealand.
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Keywords: higher education, education technology, edtech, trends

Education Technology Graduates From the Classroom to the Boardroom

The New York Times

  • Judging by the number of learning apps available to classrooms around the country, the education technology market aimed at elementary through high schools is booming. The money pouring into ed tech tells a different story, however. The biggest investments are largely going to start-ups focused on higher education or job-related skills.
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Keywords: education technology, edtech, startups

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