What Do the World’s Six Most Reputed Universities Have in Common?

May 17, 2016

What Do the World’s Six Most Reputed Universities Have in Common?

Times Higher Education

  • Last week, Times Higher Education launched the 2016 World Reputation Rankings. One of the key features of the results is that there are six universities that clearly lead the world when it comes to their reputation. These are what we call the “university superbrands. So, what it means to be a superbrand?
Read more: http://bit.ly/UniversitySuperbrands

Keywords: higher education, rankings, universities, reputation

UK Government May Give Startup Universities Degree-Awarding Powers

The Guardian

  • Startup universities could be given degree-awarding powers from the first day they open their doors to students. The Higher Education White Paper sets out proposals to fast-track the establishment of new challenger institutions offering cheaper and less traditional courses.
Read more: http://bit.ly/StartupUniversities

Keywords: higher education, universities, education policy

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

The New York Times

  • Which was a more important innovation: indoor plumbing, jet air travel or mobile phones? This tour is both inspired by and reliant on Robert J. Gordon’s authoritative examination of innovation through the ages, “The Rise and Fall of American Growth.” These are portraits of each point in time, you can decide for yourself which era is truly most transformative.
Read more: http://bit.ly/GreatestInnovationEra

Keywords: innovation, technology, research

The Personal Factory Is Here—and It Will Bring a Wild New Era of Invention

Singularity Hub

  • The reduced cost of personal manufacturing tools is enabling makers to develop hardware faster than established companies and deliver that hardware directly into the hands of customers even faster. And the same goes for research — with these readily available tools, individuals or small teams of researchers can run experiments costing pennies on the dollar compared to more traditional methods.
Read more: http://bit.ly/WildNewEraofInvention

Keywords: innovation, research, technology, 3D printing, makers

Striving for Innovation Success in the 21st Century

MIT Technology Review

  • Open innovation is “the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation and expand the markets for external use of innovation.” Open innovation, a model for industrial innovation, bridges the gap between business and academia. It encourages participation on both sides, through a distributed and decentralized approach.
Read more: http://bit.ly/Innovation21stCentury

Keywords: open innovation, business models

What Happens When Universities and Bootcamps Join Forces?


  • Skills bootcamps may be relatively new, but they are growing fast. The number of bootcamp graduates was more than 16,000 in 2015, up from 6,740 in 2014. Although partnerships between higher-ed institutions and bootcamps are, at this point, few and far between, that is soon likely to change. Here, we highlight a few of the early movers that have developed notable partnership models.
Read more: http://bit.ly/HigherEdBootcamps

Keywords: higher education, workforce, bootcamps, skills gap, workforce training

Insights from the Accenture Strategy 2016 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study

Accenture Strategy

  • Why do new college graduates end up so disillusioned, underemployed and undervalued after a couple years of work? Analysis of data from the Accenture Strategy 2016 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study shows that grads are passionate, committed and willing to work hard, but want a more personalized work and career experience and they’re not getting it. Take a look at our key findings.
Read more: http://bit.ly/USCollegeGradsStudy2016

Keywords: students, college graduates, new generations, employment study, research, surveys

Should Startup Fever Have a Place On Campus?

eCampus News

  • The startup ambitions of college undergrads have spawned discussion about whether aspiring young entrepreneurs should launch new business ventures while still in school. The opinions vary but the real question should be this: “How will college campuses help budding entrepreneurs identify where they are in their startup journey, meet them at that point, and provide them with the resources and mentorship programs to set them up for success?”
Read more: http://bit.ly/StartupFeverOnCampus

Keywords: entrepreneurship, startups, innovation, higher education, Generation Z

What It's Like to Attend Stanford, Where Twenty-Somethings Launch Startups Worth Millions

Tech Insider

  • Over the years, Stanford has educated some of the biggest names in tech, including Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer. For the undergraduate students in the thick of it, such prestige comes with its faults. Many students say that the pressure to perform when everyone around you is so driven can be exhausting. Here's what it's like to attend.
Read more: http://bit.ly/AttendStanford

Keywords: higher education, universities, ivy league

Nine Universities On One Small Campus? It’s Real. It’s Here. And It Could Be Higher Ed’s Future

The Washington Post

  • The Shady Grove in Maryland is a program unlike any other, with nine state universities converging in one campus, part of an effort to reduce college costs and encourage graduation among populations that traditionally struggle to get their degrees. Students pay the tuition their home school charges, but they spend less on fees tied to facilities, parking and athletics, saving an average of $8,000 on tuition and fees.
Read more: http://bit.ly/9Universities1Campus

Keywords: higher education, universities, college degree

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