Attention academics: humanities can and should pay their way.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
China’s first Sino-American university opening in 2013 – Xinhua | English.news.cn.
Rethinking Higher Education Business Models.
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