The Changing Professoriate: CIHE hosts one-day think tank

cihe-colors-logo-01Ontario postsecondary institutions experience shifting faculty demographics, patterns of academic work, performance expectations, and policy requirements. How have colleges and universities dealt with these changes? What role can the provincial government play to induce positive institutional responses? These questions were debated on Friday April 29 at OISE in the Symposium on the Changing Professoriate in Ontario Colleges and Universities. See full story…

New CIHE report on public policy related to international students

cihe-colors-logo-01CIHE Director Creso Sá and Emma Sabzalieva carried out a study funded by the MTCU on public policy and the attraction of international postsecondary students. The final report was released today.

The report examines the policy framework in the Anglophone jurisdictions that are the major destinations for international students, and how and why their policy frameworks evolved over the last fifteen years (2000-2015). Further, the report assesses Ontario’s competitiveness as a destination for international students in relation to other jurisdictions.

In Canada, international student numbers have risen dramatically by 226% since 2000. In Ontario the proportional increase of 265% is higher than the combined growth rate in England, Australia and the US (239%). However, this represents growth from a relatively small base, and there are several constraints in place to the attraction of international students that deserve attention. As MTCU embarks on crafting an international education strategy, the report makes several recommendations to enhancing Ontario’s competitiveness.

OISE Launches Higher Ed Centre

 

Screen_Shot_2016-02-24_at_3.36.53_PMWhile OISE has had a higher education research and education function since 1977, many new opportunities through new hires, along with recent internal alliances with other related scholarly efforts, has led to the creation of the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE).

As the largest academic research and policy unit of its kind in Canada, the new centre will provide a focal point for external relationships with other Canadian and global colleagues and organizations and a point of contact for media. See full announcement here.

Creso speaks at the Brazilian National Academy of Sciences

Creso Sá deliveRIO-BASred an invited lecture at the International Seminar “Higher Education Policies in Developing Countries”, held at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro.

The event took place in September 21-22, and brought together an international group of scholars, policy makers, and government representatives. Professor Sá’s presentation was entitled, “Science, Technology, Globalization & Universities: Brazil in Global Perspective”.