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

October 18, 2011

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A recent information surfaced that private equity firms are looking to acquire universities (in UK) (http://bit.ly/pAEJly). This was followed last week by an article in the T.H.E. (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=417767&c=1). 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 […]

Why are general rankings useless to students?

August 17, 2011

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Back in 2009, Nian Cai Lu, the creator of the ARWU “Shanghai” ranking aptly warned that this ranking did “not constitute a standard for world-class universities” (for this interview in French: http://www.educpros.fr/international/relations-internationales/detail-article/h/256d469b6a/a/nian-cai-liu-concepteur-du-classement-de-shanghai-notre-ranking-ne-constitue-pas-un-standard.html) This is the opportunity to remind us a simple fact: general rankings (Times Higher Education ranking and ARWU being the best examples) are […]

MBA programs: a French view vs. another French view

July 7, 2011

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In a recent article in the Financial Times (http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/4880b9a8-a408-11e0-8b4f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1RQbLRiPa), a very cliché view of the French “Grandes Ecoles” ( and particularly Business Schools) is presented. As it was not written by a English academic à la David Lodge but by a vice-Dean of a well-known French business school, it is even more interesting. The author […]