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The magazine IAU Horizons is published three times a year.

Each issue features the following sections : IAU Activities, upcoming events and specific projects the IAU has undertaken; IAU Collaboration and Networking; Membership News; New Publications; and a global Calendar of Events.

Each issue is as well devoted to a special 'In Focus' topic of interest to the global higher education community. The papers published as listed below are available (and printable) by clicking on the pdf links presented below.


2015


IAU Horizons, vol.21, no.1

In preparation for the IAU Global Meeting of Associations 6, the In Focus section of this volume presents a variety of views on Social Innovation: Challenges and perspectives for higher education.

It includes papers from the IAU President, Canada, Sweden, Jamaica, Thailand, Spain, Malaysia, USA, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, OUI-IOHE, UDUAL, Ashoka. We hope they will trigger stimulating discussions on this topic in your institutions, organisations and networks.

Contents

IAU Calls

Important dates: Mark your Calendars!

IAU GMA 6 (for full programme and to register, see IAU home page)

IAU 2015 International Conference (for full programme and to register, see IAU home page)

IAU Projects and activities

  • Internationalization
  • Higher Education for Sustainable Development, HEEFA and the post 2015 agenda
  • LEADHER Programme and selected projects for 2015
  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education, in particular in Africa
  • IAU Collaboration and Networking
  • IAU Membership News and news from Members
  • Become involved with IAU!

IN FOCUS SECTION

The Role of Higher Education in developing and fostering Social Innovation

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van ‘t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development, Editor IAU Horizons
  • University and the dire need for social innovation, by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, IAU President
  • Social innovation at the University of Gothenburg, by Pam Fredman, Sweden
  • Contribuer au développement conceptuel et méthodologique de l'innovation sociale: un rôle pour les universités, par Fernando Daniels, OUI-IOHE
  • Innovation in higher education: A Modality Or An End?, by Guy Breton, Canada
  • A Regional University’s journey from Social Engagement to Social Innovation, by E. Nigel Harris, Jamaica
  • Social innovation, Roles, Challenges and Perspectives for Higher Education, by Pornchai Mongkhonvanit and. Yhing Sawheny, Thailand
  • Social Innovation and University Curricula, by Francesc Xavier Grau, GUNi, and Maria Marques, Spain
  • Social Innovation, Power and Transformation: A Disquieting Conversation, by Budd L Hall, Canada
  • Science, technology and innovation. Universities and the social appropriation of science. The example of Mexico, by Roberto Escalante Semerena, UDUAL, Mexico
  • Driving Social Innovation in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), by Norzaini Azman & Fauziah Abu Hasan, Malaysia
  • Realizing STEM Equity and Social Innovation through Higher Education-Community Engagement, by Ira Harkavy, Nancy Cantor, and Myra Burnett, USA
  • Social Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education - Lessons from a Québécois Spring, by Michel Venne, Canada
  • For a perspective of social innovation focused on transformation: towards knowledge that changes the world, by Juan-Luis Klein, Montréal, Canada
  • For social and corporate excellence, by Bernard Hugonnier, Network for Excellence in Higher Education (NEHE)
  • Rethinking Social Innovations in Practice- the Case of the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Development Education, by Catherine A. Odora Hoppers, South Africa

New IAU publications and Publications received

Global Calendar of Events


2014


IAU Horizons, vol. 20, no.3

Contents

IAU Calls

Important dates: Mark your Calendars!

IAU GMA 6 in Montreal, Canada

IAU 2015 International Conference, in Siena, Italy

IAU Projects and activities

  • Internationalization
  • IAU work on Ethics
  • Higher Education for Sustainable Development
  • LEADHER Programme and selected projects
  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education, in particular in Africa

IAU Collaboration and Networking

  • IAU involved in project on “Changes to HE funding is biggest effect of crisis”
  • IAU on Council of Europe international and interdisciplinary expert group to develop Guidelines on Competences for Democracy and Intercultural Dialogue
  • IAU involved in global study on the state of higher education for sustainable development
  • IAU Membership News and news from Members

Become involved with IAU!

IN FOCUS SECTION

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HIGHER EDUCATION in the POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA?

This section includes the following papers:

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van ‘t Land, IAU
  • IAU work on HESD, by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, President IAU
  • International Conference on Higher Education: Higher Education Beyond 2014, UNU, Japan
  • The Future of Education for Sustainable Development and the Role of Higher Education Institutions, UNESCO, Paris
  • Let’s Make Some Noise! Higher Education and the Post 2015 Development Agenda, by Budd L Hall, Canada
  • Sustainable Lifestyles and the Post-2015 Agenda - Searching for a World-embracing Vision, by Victoria W. Thoresen, Norway
  • The world beyond 2015 – Is higher education ready?, by Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe, ACU, UK
  • Critical to include HE in the post-2015 development agenda, by Damtew Teferra, South Africa
  • Setting the Stage: Post – 2015 Development Agenda: Challenges and the Role of Higher Education and Research, by Berhanu Abegaz, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya
  • HE in pursuit of development goals, by Ad Boeren, Nuffic
  • ProSPER.Net and Networking in Higher Education: Advancing ESD and Developing Leaders for Sustainable Development, by Aurea Christine Tanaka and Mario Tabucanon, Japan
  • Towards a Sustainability-Oriented University: Tongji Practice, by WANG Xin, WU Jiang, and SUN Jie, China
  • The role of Higher Education in Latin America in the Post 2015 Agenda, by Roberto Escalante and Orlando Delgado, UDUAL
  • Higher Education and Global Changes: a reflection on the role of technologies, by Nadia Paola Mireles Torres, México
  • The Role of Higher Education in the Latin American and Caribbean Development Agenda, by Raúl Arias Lovillo, and Segundo Benítez Hurtado, Ecuador
  • The Role of Higher Education and the post 2015 dialogues, by Daniella Tilbury, UK and Clemens Mader, Germany/Switzerland
  • Environmental Education and Training at UNEP through GUPES, by UNEP, Nairobi
  • HE, EFA and post 2015 development agenda, by Isabelle Turmaine, IAU
  • The Sustainability Literacy Test, by J.C. Carteron, Kedge / HESI

New IAU publications and Publications received

Global Calendar of Events


IAU Horizons, vol. 20, no.1&2

CONTENTS

Message from the Secretary General

Important IAU dates: Mark your Calendars!

IAU in Peru

  • Report on the IAU 2014 International Conference, Iquitos, and next steps
  • Report on IAU Board Meeting
  • Around the World with the Board

IAU Projects and activities

IAU Collaboration and Networking

IAU Membership News and news from Members

In Focus : ICTs in education : evolution or revolution?

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van‘t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development
  • Can MOOCs change the world?, by Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Rhodes University, South Africa

Perspectives from Africa:

  • Open, Distance and eLearning in Africa, by Griff Richards, African Virtual University
  • MOOCs and OERs at the University of South Africa – Perils and Promise, by MS Makhanya, N. Baijnath and R. Mare, University of South Africa (Unisa)

Perspectives from the Americas:

  • MOOCs and Mobile Learning in an African context, by Sandi Boga & Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Technology in Education: Why, what for, and how?, by Eugenio Severin, Chili

Perspectives from Europe

  • What's the diagnosis Doctor? Is it a MOOC?, by Tim Gore, University of London, UK

Perspectives from Asia:

  • MOOCs and higher education in developing countries, by N.V. Varghese,CPRHE/NUEPA,New Delhi, India
  • MOOCs: Opportunities,Impacts and Recommendation for Asia and ASEAN,by Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, Wichian Premchaiswadi, Yhing Sawheny, Siam University, Thailand
  • OER, Open and Distance Learning and MOOCs - Charting Higher Education’s Digital Future, by Anuwar Ali, Open University Malaysia
  • Chinese MOOCs projects : An introduction,by Qiong Wang, Peking University,China

Global perspectives

  • A MOOC on Globalising Higher Education and Research,by Kris Olds, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Susan Robertson, Bristol University, UK
  • MOOCs, MOOCs everywhere… What are we to think?, by Raisa Belyavina, Institute of International Education (IIE), Paris, France

Perspective from IAU:

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) rather than Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at IAU, by Isabelle Turmaine,IAU

International Bibliography on ODL, OER, MOOCS

New IAU publications and Publications received

Global Calendar of Events


IAU Horizons Vol.19 No.3

CONTENTS

Message from the Secretary General

IAU 2014 International Conférences

Important IAU Dates

Reports on IAU Projects

  • Internationalization

  • IAU work on Equitable Access and Success

  • Open Educational Resources (OER)

  • Higher Education and Education for All (HEEFA)

  • Ethics

  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa (IDEA-PhD)

  • Higher Education and Sustainable Development (HESD)

IAU Collaboration and Networking

IAU Membership News

In Focus: Student Tuition Fees – perspectives from around the world

Introduction by Hilligje van’t Land, IAU

International Examples

  • HE tuition Fees – ‘to be or not to be’. A Comparative Approach between OECD Countries, by Eric Charbonnier, OECD
  • International Student Tuition Fees from a Global Perspective, by Daniel J. Guhr, and Nelson Furtado, Illuminate Consulting Group, USA
  • Tuition Dependant Institutions Without Subsidies Face Financial Challenges, by William Patrick Leonard, Republic of Korea

European Examples

  • Tuition Fees in England, Impacts and Implications, by Howard Newby, UK
  • The Introduction of Tuition Fees in Sweden, by Marianna Granfelt, SUHF, Sweden
  • Lessons from Lund: What Tuition Fees Taught One Swedish University, by Richard Stenelo, Sweden

African Examples

  • Through the University of South Africa Lens of Tuition Fees, by Philip Bester et al., South Africa
  • Is Higher Education a Luxury Item in Africa?, by Chris Gordon, Ghana

Asia Pacific Examples

  • Perspectives on Tuition Fees, Student Loans and Financing of Higher Education in Thailand, by Pornchai Mongkhongvanit and Yhing Sawheny, Thailand
  • How We Did Our First Global Tuition Fee Benchmarking Study at Griffith University, by Nicole Brigg, Australia

Rising tuition fees, impacts around the world - A random set of References from the international press

UNESCO project on bio-ethics - call for participation

New IAU Publications and publications received at IAU

Calendar of Events


2013


IAU Horizons – Vol 19. No.2

CONTENTS

Important IAU Dates

IAU met in Salford, UK

  • Report on IAU Administrative Meeting

  • Around the world with the Board

  • Report on the IAU Global Meeting of Associations (GMA-V)

Reports on IAU Projects IAU Collaboration and Networking IAU Membership News

In Focus: Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa

  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa – an introduction, by Hilligje Van’t Land, IAU

Capacity building

  • Restructuring PhD Programmes at the University of Ghana, by Ernest Aryeetey, Ghana

  • The Direction of Doctoral Research in Nigeria, by Abdul Ganiyu Ambali, Nigeria

  • Research and Doctoral Programmes in Africa : the need for Genuine Approach, by Paulino Lima Fortes, Cape Verde

Institutional Reform and innovation / Mission and Vision

  • Meeting the Challenges of Changing needs in Postgraduate Education and Research Training: The Case of Kenyatta University, by Michael Wainaina Mwaura, Kenya

  • Innovative Doctoral Education: The Foundation for Revitalisation of Higher Educaton in Zimbabawe, by Gospell Matondi and Handsen Tibugari, Zimbabwe

  • Innovative Reforms for PhD Programs and Mobility at the UGB, by Mamadou Sy, Senegal

Supervision

  • Enhancing Doctoral Supervision in a Diverse Higher Education System, by Chrissie Boughey and Sioux McKenna, South Africa

  • Programme approaches to doctoral education in Humanities and Social Sciences, by Chrissie Boughey and Sioux McKenna, South Africa

The Role and contributions of Funding Agencies and Associations

  • Support to Research Training within Swedish Development Cooperation – a System Approach, by Inger Lundgren, Sida, Sweden

  • Research Management in African Universities, by Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe, ACU, UK

Studies and projects

  • Innovative approaches to doctoral education - Sharing as an Instrument for Developing Institutions, by Thomas Jörgensen, EUA, Belgium

  • Fostering knowledge and exchange on doctoral education in Africa - the work of ACUP , by Josep M Vilalta and Nadja Gmelch, ACUP, Spain

  • Evaluating Models of Doctoral Education in Africa; Context, Practices and Tools, by Michael Cross , University of Johannesburg and Judy Backhouse, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

New Publications Selection of Publications received at IAU Calendar of Events


IAU Horizons - Vol. 18, no.3 & Vol.19, no.1

CONTENTS

In Focus: IAU 14th General Conference on: Higher Education and the Global Agenda – Alternative Paths to the Future

IAU Administrative Board meets in Puerto Rico in November 2012

  • Conference Report General Conference Business Sessions
  • Looking into the future – IAU 2012-2016 work plan
  • Opening Speech – Outgoing IAU President - Juan Ramon de la Fuente
  • Elections
  • Inaugural Speech – Incoming IAU President - Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

A selection of papers

  • Future paths of international higher education, by Simon Marginson, Australia
  • Higher Education and Globalisation a technical and ethical combination of concepts, by Monique Castillo, France
  • Tomorrow’s Universities and the Seven Pillars of the Knowledge Revolution, by Ismail Serageldin, Egypt
  • It Takes Two to Tango: Higher Education Institutions and the Employers, by Pam Fredman, Sweden

Report on IAU Projects

  • Internationalization
  • Doctoral Education and Training
  • Higher Education promoting sustainable Development
  • Education for All
  • Ethics
  • LEADHER
  • Collaboration and Networking

Calls /Announcements

IAU membership news

  • IAU is pleased to welcome 27 new Member Institutions and 4 Member Organisations, 1 Observer and 7 Associates

Changes at the IAU Secretariat

IAU Publications and other publications

Calendar of Events


2012


Volume 18, No.2

In FOCUS: The Contribution of Higher Education to Sustainable Development

Introduction, by H. van’t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development, and D. Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire, UK

University Networks & Policy Advocacy for Sustainability

  • UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development – Less than Three Years to Go, by A. Leicht, UNESCO
  • UNESCO chairs for (higher) education for sustainable development, by G. Michelsen, and M. Rieckmann, UNESCO Chair in Higher Education for Sustainable Development, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
  • International Association of Universities’ role in promoting SD, by H. van’t Land, IAU, France
  • COPERNICUS Alliance – Promoting transformative learning and change for sustainability in higher education, by I. Mulà, C. Mader, and D. Tilbury, COPERNICUS Alliance.
  • Advancing research on ESD - The work of the ESD Research Centre (ESDRC), Rikkyo University, by O. Abe, Rikkyo University K. Nomura, Nagoya University, Japan
  • African higher education in the 21st century, by H. Lotz-Sisitka, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Engaging Higher Education Institution in Education for Sustainable Development: the Role of Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD, by Z. Fadeeva, UNU-IAS

Leadership, Management & Institutional Development

  • Institutional and Leadership Development in Higher Education, by Dzulkifli A. R., IAU Vice President and Albukhary International University, Malaysia
  • Spanish universities’ commitment to sustainability, by A.M. Geli Ciurana. and J. Benayas del Alamo, CADEP-CRUE, Spain
  • The Sustainable Futures Leadership Academy (SFLA), by G. Scott, Australia, L. Sharp, USA, and D. Tilbury, UK

Education, Curriculum & Professional Development

  • Hokkaido University’s Contributions to Create a Sustainable Society, by T. Hondoh, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Czech Multi-media Toolkit for SD Oriented University Learning in Networks, by J. Dlouhá, Charles University Environment Centre, Czech Republic
  • Energy Efficiency as a key theme of Sustainable Development in Central Asia, by T. Shakirova, M. Olar, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), Kazakhstan
  • Quality and Education for Sustainability: Dialogue, Strategy and Professional Development, by A. Ryan and D. Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire, UK

Research

  • Research Capacity in the South: A Key to Sustainable Development, by T. Breu, U. Wiesmann, A. Zimmermann, and K. Herweg, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • A Taste of Spice: The Role of Research Higher Degree Students in Contributing to ESD Policy and Practice, by L. Ryan, Griffith University, Australia
  • Business and Community Outreach
  • The Universidad Veracruzana meets the challenges of regional sustainability, by E. J. González-Gaudiano, Universidad Veracruzana , Mexico
  • Engaging Universities in Education for a Sustainable China -- Experience of Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities, by Y. Liu, and A. Constable, Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities, China
  • A Community-Centred Approach to Education for Sustainable Development, by L.Down, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Campus Greening

  • Green Campus Movement in Korean Higher Education, by E.S. Shin, Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative (KAGCI), Korea
  • What is the role of government agencies in changing campuses towards sustainability? A case study of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, by J. Simpson, Higher Education Funding Council for England, U.K.
  • Transforming our universities into sustainable development labs opened to the world, by A. Webster, and V. Bisaillon, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Student Engagement

  • Students’ Grassroots Sustainability Programs - the work of World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD) and Student for Global Sustainability – University of Nairobi (SfGS-UoN), by O. N. Otieno, World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD), Kenya
  • Be informed, get involved, make a difference – oikos Student Entrepreneurship for Sustainability, by J. Hamschmidt, oikos foundation for economy and ecology, Switzerland

Indicators for Progressing Sustainable Development across the University Sector

  • STARS – an AASHE Assessment Initiative, by P. Rowland, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), U.S.A
  • A new way of LiFE for sustainability reporting, by J. Brannigan, ESD Consulting Ltd, U.K.

Volume 17, no.3 and 18, no.1

IN FOCUS: Re-thinking internationalization

  • Internationalization of Higher Education, by Eva Egron Polak, IAU

  • Internationalizing Internationalization: The Global Context, by Susan Buck Sutton, and Darla K. Deardorff, AIEA, USA

  • Getting internationalization back on track, by Uwe Brandenburg, Germany and Hans de Wit, the Netherlands

  • Re-envisioning Internationalization: International Education for What?, by Rajika Bhandari, IIE, USA

  • Internationalization in African Higher Education: A Different Approach?’, by Goolam Mohamedbhai, Mauritius

  • Alexander’s Sword?, by Dennis Murray, IEAA, Australia

  • Re-thinking Internationalization – Knights perspectives, by Ross Hudson, IAU

  • Re-thinking Internationalization: Testing the Appetite for Debate, by Karen McBride, CBIE, Canada

  • Internationalization and Values, by Georges Nahas, Lebanon

  • Do we need to define Internationalisation?, by Gudrun Paulsdottir, EAIE, Sweden and Hans-Georg van Liempd, EAIE, The Netherlands

  • Changes in Internationalization of Japanese Higher Education, by Hiroshi Ota, Japan

  • What is Global Citizenship and Why Does it Matter? by Madeleine Green, Senior Fellow, IAU

  • •‘Re-thinking internationalization and what it portends for Africa’, by James Otieno Jowi, ANIE, Kenya

  • Re-thinking internationalisation: toward ‘coopetition’ or new forms of cooperation?, by Patricia Pol, France

  • Living with globalisation, by Richard Yelland, OECD , France

  • Student Mobility: establishing a new playing field?, by José Celso Freire Junior, Brazil

  • Selected Bibliography on Re-thinking Internationalisation


2011


Volume 17, No.2, October 2011

IN FOCUS: Strategies for Securing Equity in Access and Success in Higher Education – Perspectives from around the world

  • An introduction to the IAU 2011 International Conference, by Eva Egron-Polak and Elodie Boisfer, IAU

  • Widening Access and Promoting Success in Higher Education, by Manuel J. Fernós, Puerto Rico, USA

  • Access and Success in Higher Education: Their Contemporary Significance, by Olive Mugenda, Kenya

  • Opportunities for All? The Equity Challenge in Tertiary Education, by Jamil Salmi and Roberta Malee Bassett, The World Bank

  • Challenges of Higher Education in South Africa: Implications for Equitable Access and Success, by John C Mubangizi, South Africa

  • Advances or Drawbacks? Issues of Access to Education in Arab Countries, by Kamal Abouchedid, Lebanon

  • SiS Catalyst: Children As Change Agents for Science and Society, by Tricia Jenkins, United Kingdom

  • Access and Success in Japanese Higher Education, by Masayuki Kobayashi, Japan

  • Access and Equity in Latin American and Caribbean Higher Education, by Francisco Lopez-Segrera, Spain

  • Miami Dade College: Charting a new pathway to student success, by Eduardo J. Padrón, USA

  • The future of individual citizens: Lumina invests heavily in postsecondary education, by Jamie Merisotis, USA

  • Selected Bibliography on Access and Success


Volume 17, no.1, June 2011

IN FOCUS: HIGHER EDUCATION AND EDUCATION FOR ALL

  • IAU and Higher Education for Education for All (EFA)

  • Achieving EFA through Transformative Research, by Norzaini Azman, Malaysia

  • Higher Education Structure and Education for All, by Loise P.W. Gichuhi, Kenya

  • A call to action: How Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can take the lead in achieving Education for All, by Valtencir Maldonado Mendes, Spain

  • Role of higher education institutions in financing basic education : challenges and perspectives, by Moussa Mbegnouga, Senegal

  • Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Disability at the University of Delhi, by Neerja Sharma, India

  • Rationale for higher education engagement for EFA, by Leandro R. Tessler, Brazil

  • Read at school and at the university, by Jocelyne Trouillot-Lévy, Haiti

  • IAU Project on higher education/research for EFA and related MDGs, by Isabelle Turmaine and Nadja Kymlicka, IAU


Volume 16, no.3, January 2011

In Focus: Higher Education Partnerships and Collaboration

  • The Matariki Network of Universities, by Sarah Todd, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), University of Otago, New Zealand

  • Structured network to network cooperation and university wide bilateral strategic alliances as new tools in internationalization, by Ulla Gjørling, Head of Stratergy and Partenrships, International Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Artur Schmitt, Director for Networks, Associations and International Projects, University of Granada, Spain

  • Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes), by Joseph Obua, Regional Coordinator – VicRes, Uganda

  • Long-term intercontinental university collaboration to meet global challenges: the example of Makerere University and the University of Bergen, by Edward K. Kirumira, Makere University, Uganda, and Thorkild Tylleskär,University of Bergen, Norway

  • Institution/ industry partnerships, by Lydia G. Tansinsin, Professorial Lecturer II, Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

  • The University of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine – a partnership of a different kind, by Tamara Smovzhenk, Rector of the Banking University of the National Bank of Ukraine

  • University of Sao Paulo and the T.I.M.E Association, by Adnei Melges de Andrade, Vice Rector for International Relations, Antonio Carlos Vieira Coelho, International Cooperation Advisor, and Henrique Lindenberg Neto, Interantional Relations Committee, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Higher Education Collaboration and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Sub-Saharan, Africa, by Clifford Tagoe, University of Ghana, Ghana

  • Interview with Qian Tang, Assistant Director General, UNESCO Education Sector


2010


Volume 16, no. 2, September 2010

In Focus: European Higher Education in the World
The 10th anniversary of the Bologna Process and launch of the EHEA

  • Building the Global Knowledge Society: Systemic and Institutional Change, by Juan Ramon de la Fuente & Eva Egron-Polak, IAU, France

  • Bologna revisited: where and what next? an interview with Pavel Zgaga, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Bologna and Beyond: the European Higher Education Area faces New Challenges, by Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe, France

  • The Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area – Achievements and Challenges, by Barbara Weitgruber, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austria

  • Bologna 10 years on: The students' view, by Christian Hemmestad Bjerke, Academic Affairs Committee, European Students Union, Belgium

  • The Bologna Process in the Maghreb States, by Ahmed Ghouati, Associate Professor, University of Auvergne, France

  • Impact of the Bologna Process in Africa, by Isaac N. Obasi , Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja, and Akinpelu O. Olutayo, Senior Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Bologna in brief and Bologna Timeline


Volume 16, no. 1, April 2010

In Focus: Higher education and the global economic crisis

  • Higher education and the global economic crisis, by N.V. Varghese, Head of Governanance And Management in Education, International Institute of Education Planning, (IIEP/UNESCO), France

  • How the global crisis affected higher education in Brazil, by Naomar Almeida-Filho, Rector, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

  • UK universities: Responding to the global economic crisis, by William Lawton, UK Higher Eduucation International Unit, UK

  • The financial crisis as an opportunity for tertiary education innovation and reform, by Roberta Malee Bassett, Human Development Network, Education, The World Bank

  • Higher Education and the Global Financial Crisis: The Case of University of Ghana, by Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

  • The Impact of the Global Economic Recession on Diversity in the United States, by Gailda Davis, Asociate Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity, American Council of Education (ACE), USA

  • The Global Economic Crisis : Education International speaks out, by Monique Fouilloux, Deputy Secretary General, Education International, Belgium


2009


Volume 15, no. 3, December 2009

In Focus: Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

  • SLO at Adelphi University, by Robert A Scott, President, Adelphi University, USA

  • SLO and Accreditation, by Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, USA

  • SLO in South Africa by Chrissie Boughey, Dean: Teaching and Learning, Rhodes University, South Africa

  • AHELO – A new OECD Project

  • The Debate in Australia, by Antony Stella, Audit Director (Member of the Advisory Group), Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), Australia

  • The Debate in Japan, by Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Associate Professor, Center for the Advancement of Higher Education (CAHE), Tohoku University, Japan

  • SLO – a European students perspective, by Robert Santa, Academic Affairs Committee, European Students Union, Europe

  • The CoRe projects, by Jenneke Lokhoff, Policy Officer, Knowledge and Information Directorate, The Netherlands

  • SLO and Prior Learning, by Wolfgang Müskens, Qualifikationsverbund Nord-West, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

  • A Latin American Perspective, by Mirta Barreiro, Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, Universidad del Salvador, Argentina

  • SLO at the University of Qatar, by Shaikha Bint Jabor Al-Thani, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Qatar University Qatar


Volume 15, no.2, July 2009

In Focus: IAU Members Shaping the New Dynamics of Higher Education

This issue of IAU Horizons presents concrete examples of the role IAU Member Institutions of Higher Education play in fostering societal changed and development in the context of UNESCO’s 2009 World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) themes, as listed below

  • Sustainable Development

  • Poverty Eradication

  • Social Responsibility

  • Internationalization

  • Access and Equity

  • Research and Innovation

  • Education for All

  • Special Focus: Africa


Volume 15, no.1, February 2009

In Focus - Mergers in Higher Education

  • ‘Merger of universities – A Swedish bottom-up initiative’ by Agneta Ch. Bladh, Rector, University of Kalmar, Sweden, IAU Board Member

  • Institutional Mergers in Chinese Higher Education: An Arranged Marriage?, by Rui Yang, Director and Associate Professor, Comparative Education Research Center, University of Hong Kong, China

  • M&A: Markets and Academy, by Julio Durand, Full Professor and Director, School of Education, Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • ‘Three's a crowd - an Australian university merger’ by Rhonda Hawkins, Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Corporate Strategy and Services, University of Western Sydney, Australia

  • Institutional Mergers in South Africa, by Martin Hall, Centre for Leadership and Public Values, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, Vice-Chancellor Designate, University of Salford, South Africa

  • ‘Educational mergers in Flanders’, by Ann Verreth Secretary-General VLHORA, Rosette S’Jegers, General Director VLIR; and Robert Hoogewijs, General Director VLIR, Belgium

  • Merging finances to enhance research capacity: French and German initiatives

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