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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A Leadership Blog: Why We Need Strangers — www.leadershipnow.com — Readability

A Leadership Blog: Why We Need Strangers — www.leadershipnow.com
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Part of the reason we get stuck and part of the reason we lack the feedback we need is that we are surrounded by the familiar. The familiar that continuously reminds us that we are doing the best we can and that we are doing it right. We are mired in the familiar when what we need is the strange.

We need strangers. “These strangers,” writes Alan Gregerman in The Necessity of Strangers, “whom we quickly choose to ignore or form an opinion about, are the people who force us out of our comfort zones and challenge us to question the knowledge, belief, and habits we hold dear.”

Gregerman asks, “What if strangers are actually, in many ways, more important than friends?” Interesting question.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

University of Queensland nepotism row: CMC tables report to Parliament, recommends legislative action - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


(As they say in Italian: tutto il mondo è paese - the whole world is a village. It is good the report is discussed in Parliament. AS)

University of Queensland nepotism row: CMC tables report to Parliament, recommends legislative action - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 

By Stephanie Smail. Updated Fri 13 Sep 2013, 8:53pm AEST


Queensland's corruption watchdog has delivered a scathing review of a nepotism scandal at The University of Queensland, finding a former vice chancellor's daughter was given a publicly funded placement despite falling short of entry requirements.

The Crime and Misconduct Commission's (CMC) review of the case, which was tabled in Queensland Parliament today, shows no formal complaints were made for nine months despite many staff and senior executives knowing about the placement. In late 2010, the university offered a publicly funded medicine scholarship to the daughter of then vice chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Foreign varsities get independent access to India - Livemint


Foreign varsities get independent access to India - Livemint


Foreign universities can now set up campuses and offer degrees in India without having a local partner. Prashant K. Nanda


First Published: Tue, Sep 10 2013. 01 53 PM IST




Currently, a foreign university needs to join hands with a local education provider to offer courses in India and the degrees are not considered foreign degrees. Photo: Bloomberg


New Delhi: The government has decided to allow foreign universities to operate independently in India, set up campuses and offer degrees without having a local partner—a move that finally opens the gates for foreign educational institutions seeking to establish a presence in the country.