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17 Jan 2019
Valorising teaching, beyond our own higher education institution|
Saartje Creten, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Higher education institutions have been and are investing in finding a better balance between the valorisation of teaching and research. The example of KU Leuven, in Belgium, shows that even though an institution puts a lot of effort in honouring teaching in an appreciative way, it may not be experienced that way by the academics. Saartje Creten, an educational developer at the university, explains why engaging with other European higher education institutions on these matters proves that, while investing in the valorisation of teaching at the institutional level is indispensable, it is complementary and useful to look into the topic beyond the boundaries of one’s own institution.
Help academic refugees to contribute to inclusion|
Hanne Smidt, EUA
As the world grapples with the future of the United Nations migration pact, Europe’s higher education community is busy examining the ins and outs of a related challenge: How do we promote widespread acknowledgment of the value of refugees to society and the labour market? One unique answer is to empower academic refugees to become part of the solution. This editorial was first published on University World News.
Higher education's role in a politically disrupted world|
Andrée Sursock, EUA
How can higher education institutions model open, democratic and engaged communities? How can they initiate social and cultural change? Those two questions are vital in today’s world, particularly because analyses of election returns have repeatedly demonstrated the consistent impact of higher education on voting choices. This editorial was first published at University World News.