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Attention academics: humanities can and should pay their way

Attention academics: humanities can and should pay their way.

China lures back its best – The Globe and Mail

These are staggering numbers! Of the estimated one million Chinese who have gone abroad to pursue a university education since the country began to open up in 1978, only about a quarter have found their way home. The rate of return has increased dramatically in recent years, however – official statistics show 186,200 foreign-educated students … Continue reading

Ranking Reveals World’s Top Countries for Higher Education – MarketWatch

China, India, Japan and the United States rank in the bottom 25 percent of countries for international research collaboration. Should this surprise us? No. Does it matter? via Ranking Reveals World’s Top Countries for Higher Education – MarketWatch.

Chinese Students in America

This article, about students from China, is subtitled “It’s Bad Out There.”  More than talking about the present, how about we think about the future? Chinese Students in America.

Why China Isn’t Winning: American Higher Ed Is Still Much, Much Better – David Lundquist – International – The Atlantic

I seem to recall posting this article by David Lundquist without comment.  It is worth mulling over.  Especially consternating for those of us who care are the “soft skills” with their cultural implications. Chinese students are not only less likely to graduate without pleasant and fulfilling romantic experiences, they’re also less likely to know themselves … Continue reading

Paying Attention To China | From the Bell Tower

I agree here with Steven Bell’s general remark (he also includes many useful links to additional articles on topic): Following the transformation of China’s higher education system makes for interesting reading, and I suspect that with their determination, it is possible a world-class system is obtainable. via Paying Attention To China | From the Bell … Continue reading

Chinese Applicants Flood U.S. Graduate Schools – WSJ.com

Chinese Applicants Flood U.S. Graduate Schools – WSJ.com.

China’s first Sino-American university opening in 2013 – Xinhua | English.news.cn

China’s first Sino-American university opening in 2013 – Xinhua | English.news.cn.

Rethinking Higher Education Business Models

Rethinking Higher Education Business Models.

Is intellectual property free?

The assumption that people are paid by public funding for doing research seems to me somewhat misleading. This is true of certain fields and certain universities, namely, the ones with strong political support. If authors will need to pay for publishing in OA, which is a commonplace business model, then wouldn’t this allow only well-paid … Continue reading