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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 […]

MOOCs, certainly a storm but how big is the tea cup?

April 24, 2013


This week’s front page of the University World News website features one ecstatic article on the development of MOOCs in Asia ( ) and one on Europe finally entering into the enlightened world of MOOCs ( ). By looking at the Google Trends graph on the acronym, MOOCs are certainly a much discussed topic. What’s […]

Why discussing the branch campuses’ bubble is the wrong debate

July 20, 2011


It is the trend now to consider that the apparent proliferation of branch campuses worldwide is similar to a bubble and that it could suddenly burst. The main similarity that I see with a financial bubble is that the same experts who were ecstatic about the internationalisation of universities 10 years ago are now promising […]

Higher education in the Gulf: When will the business model(s) implode?

July 5, 2011


This article is an extended version of a note published by University World News:   Higher education in the Gulf countries is developing fast. But contrary to the general view, these countries face different issues and constraints and are not a homogeneous block. There are two main factors of differentiation: . Only Saudi Arabia, […]