What if High School were more like Kindergarten?

I had to share this blog from MindMake! It also applies to higher education. Wishful thinking…

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Top Universities in Latin America (according to THE)

Female Brazilian football/soccer fan celebrating with flag of Brazil, Best universities in Latin America

2016 Latin America rank World University Rank 2015-16 Institution Country
1 201–250 University of São Paulo Brazil
2 351–400 State University of Campinas Brazil
3 401–500 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Chile
4 501–600 University of Chile Chile
5 501–600 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
6 501–600 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) Brazil
7 601–800 Federal University of Minas Gerais Brazil
8 501–600 Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico
9 401–500 National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico
10 501–600 University of the Andes, Colombia Colomb

Read the THE article here.

Measuring University-Business Cooperation

Screenshot 2014-07-08 17.28.17The OECD has released this interesting report (which can be downloaded for free) “presents two, linked, approaches that can be used to assess university-business cooperation in the field of education: a scorecard and an assessment framework that can be used for project planning and the assessment of investment proposals. Both can be used for assessing the progress of projects, from different perspectives, and both can be used for assessing the success of cooperation projects.”

I am happy to say that I helped develop Figure 1.2 on page 10 while I was at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez with Wayne Johnson, who at the time was director of university relations at Microsoft. We later refined it while working at HP Labs and it appears to have viraled around HP!

Tuning Academy Open – Call for Scholarships Open

On behalf of my colleague Maria Ortiz-Coronado López, I am pleased to share that the Tuning Academy Website has gone live at http://www.tuningacademy.org/

Tuning as a project was born out of the needs which emerged in 1999 with the Bologna Declaration, the need for the mutual recognition of periods of study abroad and of degree qualifications. The project by and from universities focuses on an intercultural system for developing outcomes-based, student-centred and competence-based learning.

They also are announcing a Short-Term Visit Scholarship Call now open  for a four-week research visit at Deusto International Tuning Academy [application deadline being 30 June 2014].