Economic Development

Cities, Universities and Science

In a government reshuffle in Britain in July 2014, newly appointed universities Minister and Cabinet Member Greg Clark assumed a role expanded from that of his predecessor David Willetts. Cities were added to his portfolio. The Times Higher Education leader for 24 July, Closing the “town-gown” gap, mentions a concern that this further signals ‘the reduction of universities into economic tools or “engines of growth”’.

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Australian Launch of GUNi's Higher Education in the World 5

GUNi - Higher Education in the World 5Professor Mike Osborne, Director of CR&DALL and Co-Director of PASCAL, visited the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba, Australia on 13 May. During his visit he spoke to university staff and community representatives about the GUNi Report Higher Education in the World Report 5: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change and took the opportunity to launch this report in Australia.

Education Systems in ASEAN+6 Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Educational Issues

The Asia-Pacific region is well known for its diversity in cultures, languages, historical backgrounds, political systems, and development stages. Despite this great diversity, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus its 6 major country partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea -- (ASEAN+6) share similar visions of educational development.

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