New school of architecture to build on colleges’ success

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Some 170 architecture students will begin classes in a new state-of-the-art city centre building this month. The Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE) is a joint venture from UCC and CIT, with undergraduate and postgraduate students set to move into a new purpose-designed school adjoining the Nano Nagle Place complex on Douglas Street …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Evening Echo, 8 September]

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Fascism and the University

Posted in Research on September 9th, 2018 by steve

International“Higher education has historically been a bulwark against authoritarianism – or its pawn. What’ll it be this time? In recent years, several countries across the world have been overtaken by a certain kind of far-right nationalism; the list includes Russia, Hungary, Poland, India, Turkey, and the United States …” (more)

[Jason Stanley, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 September]

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Ranking Global Rankings: Information

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2018 by steve

International“Another indicator for ranking global rankings might be the amount of information that they contain. Here are 17 global rankings in the IREG Inventory ranked according to the number of indicators or groups of indicators for which scores or ranks are given …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 10 September]

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The Uberification of the university

Posted in Research on September 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The contemporary university’s implications for the future organization of labor. The Uberfication of the University analyzes the emergence of the sharing economy and the companies behind it: LinkedIn, Uber, and Airbnb. The book considers the contemporary university, itself subject to such entrepreneurial practices, as one polemical site for the affirmative disruption of this model.”

Hall, G (2016) The Uberification of the university. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. RIAN, 2018-09-08.