New ranking: Top Universities for Working with Most Innovative Firms

January 17, 2017

Top Universities for Working with Most Innovative Firms

Times Higher Education

  • New data reveal institutions that have co-authored the most papers with top 25 firms in new innovation list. The Netherlands’ Eindhoven University of Technology has topped the ranking with 1,316 published papers with the top 25 companies that feature in Clarivate Analytics’ list of the Top 100 Global Innovators – almost a quarter more than Harvard University, which takes second place in the university table.

The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student's Every Move


  • On campuses today almost every educational interaction leaves digital traces. More colleges and universities are exploring how to better use the trove of data they're collecting on their students to improve teaching and learning. Those and other digital crumbs give technologists the opportunities to examine the processes, practices and goals of higher education in ways that were largely impossible a decade or so ago.

The Credentials Revolution

Inside Higher Ed

  • Certificates or industry certifications are no longer just for those with only a high school degree. Growing numbers of students at four-year institutions are acquiring certificates, badges, MicroMasters, nanodegrees, and other alternate credentials to upgrade their skills. Indeed, the proliferation of alternate credentials represents one of postsecondary education’s most notable recent developments.

For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes

The New York Times

  • Because of the corrosive impact of student debt on start-ups, millennials seem to be the new lost generation of entrepreneurs. Fewer millennials are founding companies at a time when student loans are on the rise. As one business founder put it, “The debt is always there, drowning you.”

Gartner: Growth in IT Spending to Slow in 2017

Campus Technology

  • According to a new forecast from Gartner, worldwide IT spending will reach $3.5 trillion in 2017 — a 2.7 percent increase from the previous year. That growth rate, however, represents a slow down from earlier projections of 3 percent. This year some major trends have converged, including cloud, blockchain, digital business and artificial intelligence.

Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data

Campus Technology

  • Two of the brains behind the institutions' edX programs, MIT’s Isaac Chuang and Harvard’s Andrew Ho, have released results of a joint research project that mined the data generated through four years of MOOC activity: 2.3 billion events logged online by 4.5 million participants. The result is the highly readable "HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses."

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work


  • Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills aren't as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie. Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking at all types of interventions to improve learning. He's identified five common ideas in education policy that he says should be looked at with a critical eye.

Reimagining the College Transcript

Inside Higher Ed

  • Various Higher Ed institutions are experimenting with a variety of approaches to transcripts that provide a more comprehensive record of a student’s accomplishments and proficiencies as a better way to demonstrate the value of a higher education to parents, business, and government. Five different approaches stood out.

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Digital Mentorship Literacy Webinar (Jan. 18)
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Student Panel: The Importance of Illuminating Student Voice in the Learning Process (Jan. 19)

Future of Education Conference FETC 2017 (Jan. 24-27)
BETT 2017 (Jan. 25-28)
RE•WORK - Deep Learning Summit (Jan. 26-27)
LearnLaunch Across Boundaries conference 2017 (Feb. 2-3)
EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit (Feb. 6-8)
Chief Learning Officer Exchange of 2017 (Feb. 26-28)
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