The World's Most Employable Graduates: Global University Employability Ranking 2017

A new global employability ranking published by Times Higher Education reveals which universities the recruiters at top international companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace. The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, China, and Switzerland are among the best-represented countries in the employability ranking.

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Most HigherEd CIOS think the digital transformation will change the sector’s business model

According to Gartner's report 2018 CIO Agenda: Higher Education Industry Insights, 59% of higher education CIOs think there will be a significant business model change due to the digital transformation process. The firm states that CIOs recognize that the top priorities are enrollment and student success, but they are failing to innovate and implement new technologies.

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The crisis of the college degree

A new report question the usefulness of college degree in a world where the line that separates students from working professionals is blurred by the constant need to stay up to date in skills and knowledge, the threat of automation, and a labor market facing international competition. In The Future of the Degree: How Colleges Can Survive the New Credential Economy, Jeffrey J. Selingo, outlines the biggest challenges college degrees face today in the knowledge economy.

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Mentoring in education

Mentoring is an educational relationship between a mentor and a mentee whom the mentor teaches, listens to, shares with, accompany, supports, and guides on his or her learning pathway. Our new Edu Trends report offers an overview of mentoring as an educational trend, particularly in the field of higher education and entrepreneurship. 
 

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Gartner reveals the top tech trends for business in 2018

The advisory firm Gartner has released a report on the technology trends that will reshape business in 2018. Among them are artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, and event thinking. The report is based on what the company calls the intelligent digital mesh, “the entwining of people, devices, content, and services.”

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The World's Most Innovative Universities 2017

The universities leading the advances in science and developing the most revolutionary technologies in the world have been identified and ranked. Reuters has published their annual ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities. This year, the most innovative university in the world, for the third consecutive year, is Stanford University. 

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The most innovative universities in America

Arizona State University—Tempe, a public research university that was founded in 1885, is the most innovative college in America according to a ranking byU.S. News & World Report. The institution has ranked #1 innovative college in America for the third year in a row and #115 in the National Universities ranking 2018.

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This week's must-read stories MIT and IBM are teaming up to build a $240 million AI research lab and business incubator

IBM will invest $240 million to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in a 10-year partnership with the MIT with the goal of propelling scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI. The new lab will focus on fundamental artificial intelligence research with the aim to “advance AI hardware, software, and algorithms related to deep learning and other areas”.

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Higher Ed leaders reflect on the challenges of the next 20 years of higher education

On a new white paper, higher education leaders reflect on the possibilities and challenges of the next 20 years in education technology. They think that the current higher education system is unsustainable and ill-suited for a globally connected world that is constantly changing.

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