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Is Africa the new frontier for international higher education?

November 13, 2013


In the past 6 months, several important news came up about higher education in Africa: . In January, IFC, a member of the World Bank, invested 150 million USD into the private for-profit Laureate Group to develop activities in Latin America and MENA. The first publicized use of this cash was to take a significant […]

Highered in France: one country, two systems

November 11, 2013


Recently, the president of the French Association of University Presidents (CPU) published an article in “Le Monde” where it stated that “Everyone knows, and students realize that when they enter into a school, in “Grandes Ecoles”, teaching is not very good.” As you may guess, this sparked lots of reactions. This is another of these […]

Are French BSchools the sleeping beauties of the international scene?

June 21, 2013


Having worked in many different parts of the world, I am still surprised by the almost inexistent presence of the French business schools on the international higher education scene. Hold on! You will certainly tell me, French business schools are very active. Indeed, they have sent and received students on exchange in many countries for […]

Students from southern Europe run away from the crisis to the North

August 16, 2012


A difficult economic situation pushes more and more graduates to complete their education in a foreign country least affected by the crisis. They hope to find work more easily after graduation. In Europe, young people are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. Unemployment affects one in three young active in Greece, one in two […]

On rankings methodologies : Phil Baty, why not taking example on Malaysia ?

June 14, 2012


In front of the multiplicity of rankings, and all the passionate debates on their values, I would like to share briefly the example of the SETARA rating system implemented in Malaysia by the Ministry of Higher Education since 2009. It is a very original system, which could be usefully replicated at a higher level by […]

Malaysia as an international hub for higher education: too much or not enough?

June 14, 2012


Recently, several announcements have been made of foreign universities opening branch campuses in Malaysia (Herriot-Watt and the University of Reading from UK) or expanding their operations (Manipal from India opening a 20000 students campus). More importantly, the Ministry of Higher Education has indicated that it currently has 25 other applications from foreign universities to open […]

Why Europe should not be scared of private investors in higher education?

October 18, 2011


A recent information surfaced that private equity firms are looking to acquire universities (in UK) ( This was followed last week by an article in the T.H.E. ( I think that this information should not seen as a threat as the past experiences have shown that such investment is most of the time far from […]