Trends in Higher Education

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In China, Families Bet It All on College for Their Children - Wu Yiebing has been going down coal shafts practically every workday of his life, wrestling an electric drill for 500 (USD) a month in the choking dust of claustrophobic tunnels, with one goal in mind: paying for his daughter’s education. His wife, Cao Weiping, toils from dawn to sunset in orchards every day during apple season in May and June. She earns 12 (USD) a day.

In China, Families Bet It All on a Child in College

In China, Families Bet It All on College for Their Children - Wu Yiebing has been going down coal shafts practically every workday of his life, wrestling an electric drill for 500 (USD) a month in the choking dust of claustrophobic tunnels, with one goal in mind: paying for his daughter’s education. His wife, Cao Weiping, toils from dawn to sunset in orchards every day during apple season in May and June. She earns 12 (USD) a day.

A new generation of Chinese taking advantage of a national effort to produce college graduates in numbers the world has never seen before. China is making a 250 billion-a-year (USD) investment in what economists call human capital. Just as the United States helped build a white-collar middle class in the late 1940s and early 1950s by using the G.I. Bill to help educate millions of World War II veterans, the Chinese government is using large subsidies to educate tens of millions of young…

China’s Ambitious Goal for Boom in College Graduates

A new generation of Chinese taking advantage of a national effort to produce college graduates in numbers the world has never seen before. China is making a 250 billion-a-year (USD) investment in what economists call human capital. Just as the United States helped build a white-collar middle class in the late 1940s and early 1950s by using the G.I. Bill to help educate millions of World War II veterans, the Chinese government is using large subsidies to educate tens of millions of young…

In spite of gaining recognition as a prominent R hub in the global space, India’s total contribution to the world research papers remained at a dismal 2% as per statistics provided by Ministry of Science and Technology in 2003. India faces serious shortages in qualified research personnel in educational institutions, in national laboratories and in industrial R units, and to meet this ever-growing demand for research professionals.

In spite of gaining recognition as a prominent R hub in the global space, India’s total contribution to the world research papers remained at a dismal 2% as per statistics provided by Ministry of Science and Technology in 2003. India faces serious shortages in qualified research personnel in educational institutions, in national laboratories and in industrial R units, and to meet this ever-growing demand for research professionals.

The single biggest change of our era is the global shift as formerly ‘developing’ nations start to equal and in some cases surpass their ‘developed’ brethren in terms of demography and in economic might. Rising numbers of young people, are helping to drive ever-higher school enrolment rates, creating a massive potential market for higher education. By 2020 it is estimated that India, China, the US and Indonesia will account for over 50% of the world’s 18-22 year old population.

The single biggest change of our era is the global shift as formerly ‘developing’ nations start to equal and in some cases surpass their ‘developed’ brethren in terms of demography and in economic might. Rising numbers of young people, are helping to drive ever-higher school enrolment rates, creating a massive potential market for higher education. By 2020 it is estimated that India, China, the US and Indonesia will account for over 50% of the world’s 18-22 year old population.

5 Social Networks Students Can Use To Find A Job - Edudemic; The days when the Career Services of schools and universities were limited to CV Clinics and interview tips are long gone. With social media, university career advisors have all the necessary tools to give extra support to current students and alumni who are looking for placements in the competitive job market.

5 Social Networks Students Can Use To Find A Job - Edudemic; The days when the Career Services of schools and universities were limited to CV Clinics and interview tips are long gone. With social media, university career advisors have all the necessary tools to give extra support to current students and alumni who are looking for placements in the competitive job market.

About 200 university representatives, leaders in online learning, and members of the media convened on March 3 and 4 for "Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education," a summit hosted by the presidents of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-higher-harvard-mit-convene-summit.html#jCp

About 200 university representatives, leaders in online learning, and members of the media convened on March 3 and 4 for "Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education," a summit hosted by the presidents of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-higher-harvard-mit-convene-summit.html#jCp

This interactive infographic takes a look at how cultural and economic trends have changed American students' choices in degree fields between 1998 and 2008. The piece allows readers to look at the data through the lens of degree fields (Business, Education, Health, etc.) as well as through the lens of degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, etc.). The data can also be filtered by sex, which sheds light on the different career paths preferred by men and women.

This interactive infographic takes a look at how cultural and economic trends have changed American students' choices in degree fields between 1998 and 2008. The piece allows readers to look at the data through the lens of degree fields (Business, Education, Health, etc.) as well as through the lens of degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, etc.). The data can also be filtered by sex, which sheds light on the different career paths preferred by men and women.

China’s current five-year plan focuses on seven national development priorities, many of them new industries that are in fashion among young college graduates in the West -  alternative energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection, biotechnology, advanced IT, high-end equipment manufacturing and new energy vehicles. China’s goal is to invest up to 10 trillion RMB, or 1.6 trillion (USD), to expand those industries to represent 8 percent of economic output by 2015.

China’s current five-year plan focuses on seven national development priorities, many of them new industries that are in fashion among young college graduates in the West - alternative energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection, biotechnology, advanced IT, high-end equipment manufacturing and new energy vehicles. China’s goal is to invest up to 10 trillion RMB, or 1.6 trillion (USD), to expand those industries to represent 8 percent of economic output by 2015.

The biggest disruption that the Internet may deliver to our world is just beginning: the upending of higher education.  Sound like so much hyperbole?  That's just the dismissive attitude that most newspapers took toward blogs in the late 1990s. From what I can see, the impact that online learning programs will have on higher education will be even more dramatic.      Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Internet-transforming-higher-education-4283096.php#ixzz2L9qdYBNM

Internet transforming higher education

The biggest disruption that the Internet may deliver to our world is just beginning: the upending of higher education. Sound like so much hyperbole? That's just the dismissive attitude that most newspapers took toward blogs in the late 1990s. From what I can see, the impact that online learning programs will have on higher education will be even more dramatic. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Internet-transforming-higher-education-4283096.php#ixzz2L9qdYBNM

China - The Education Revolution: Beijing Geely University, a private institution founded in 2000 by Li Shufu, the chairman of the automaker Geely, already has 20,000 students studying a range of subjects, but with an emphasis on engineering and science, particularly auto engineering. Mr. Li also endowed and built Sanya University, a liberal arts institution with 20,000 students, and opened a 5,000-student vocational community college in his hometown, to train skilled blue-collar workers.

China - The Education Revolution: Beijing Geely University, a private institution founded in 2000 by Li Shufu, the chairman of the automaker Geely, already has 20,000 students studying a range of subjects, but with an emphasis on engineering and science, particularly auto engineering. Mr. Li also endowed and built Sanya University, a liberal arts institution with 20,000 students, and opened a 5,000-student vocational community college in his hometown, to train skilled blue-collar workers.

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