Santiago Iñiguez, President of IE University, interviews Arnoud De Meyer, President of Singapore Management University, about the success of Asian Universities in the Global Higher Education Market and the key factors that have helped Singapore to become an international education hub.
The interview took place at the IE Madrid Campus during the Reinventing Higher Education Conference organized by IE University, where experts gathered from international institutions like Oxford University, Brown University, the World Economic Forum, Wikipedia, Alexandria Trust and the British Council to discuss the environment surrounding universities nowadays. This includes things like the demand in a globalized world, the strength of emerging markets like Asia or the Middle East, and innovation in teaching methods.
...Quelch, who aspires to make CEIBS a top 10-ranked, research-focused business school, is no stranger to administration. He was dean of London Business School from 1998 to 2001 and later served as senior associate dean at Harvard Business School (HBS)...
Blair Sheppard, one of most innovative business school deans in the business, is to spearhead Duke University’s push into China by taking up a new role in fund-raising and development for Duke Kunshan University, which is being established near Shanghai. In doing so he will step down as dean of Duke’s Fuqua school of business, an appointment he has held since 2007...
The Kellogg school at Northwestern University is to establish a network of hubs on three continents, says Sally Blount, who has been dean at the school for just a year. As well as Chicago, the school is expected to set up two more centres, one of which will be in Asia.
“To be a global player you have to have more than one home,” says Prof Blount...
It's official: Management education in Asia is booming. With four schools firmly ensconced in the Financial Times top 20 global M.B.A. rankings—China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Hong Kong UST Business School, the Indian School of Business, and the Indian Institute of Management—those who pursue an M.B.A. in Asia are banking on the idea that studying in the region will open doors faster, and wider, than ever before.
Flexibility and cost are just two factors swaying applicants to look at programs in the Far East. Most are much shorter than the traditional two-year program in the United States and are significantly less expensive than the top American programs...
If you are looking for a job, Asia is the place to be. This seems to be the unanimous view of headhunters, recruitment consultants and companies.
The latest Employment Outlook Survey by Manpower asked 64,000 human resource and recruitment managers around the world about their hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2011. The results show that India, China and Taiwan are the best places to look for a job in the new year...
William Pesek, the savvy Asia columnist for Bloomberg, reports - in his latest column (see below) - my views about the structural crisis faced by Japan that I outlined in a 1996 paper titled “Japan’s Economic Crisis”.
Thirteen years later Japan is entering another severe slump that looks
like even worse than that of other advanced economies: while in US,
Europe and some other advanced economies and China the second
derivative of growth and of other economic indicators is turning closer
to becoming eventually positive rather than negative (i.e. growth is
still negative but GDP may be falling at a decelerating – rather than
accelerating - rate) in Japan is still highly negative (i.e. the fall
is accelerating and looking like a free fall, a severe case of
The sad case of Japan free fall is a cautionary tale of what happens
when a high flying economy has a real estate and equity bubble that
goes bust and avoids for too long doing the painful structural reforms
and clean-up of the financial system that is necessary to avoid a
long-term L-shaped near depression. Japan had over a decade of
stagnation and deflation, then a mild sub-par growth recovery that
lasted only three years and is now spinning into another severe
stag-deflation. Keep alive zombie banks and zombie corporations whose
balance sheets and debts are not restructured as in Japan (zombie banks
and zombie insolvent households in the US today) and you end up in a
L-shaped near depression.
Let me explain next in this note why the US and the global economy
face the risk of an L-shaped near depression if appropriate policy
actions are not undertaken…