Managing Quality in Education Ecosystems: The emerging challenges

The emergence of multi-institution education ecosystems must be seen as a radical game-changer which has developed as a response to the exhaustion and shift in purpose of the existing educational paradigm in the context of twenty-first century connectivity and the increasing erosion of resources for public education.

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Fighting COVID-19 with technology

New entrepreneurial technologies can enable safe face-to-face teaching at our universities, says Gunther Friedl In March 2020, like all German universities, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shifted all teaching to online. Germany enforced a lockdown, and all universities were prohibited from face-to-face teaching. While online teaching worked surprisingly well, and students commended our activities…

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Ambidexterity strengthens quality management during COVID-19

Assessing the results of a survey examining the impact of COVID-19 on quality management and assurance practices in Nordic and Baltic business schools. By Ulrich Hommel, Björn Kjellander and Claire Thouary The underlying objectives of the study were twofold. First, to investigate the business schools’ preferred mix of short-term crisis responses and more permanent adjustments…

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The acceleration of digitalisation within education as a result of COVID-19

Federico Frattini on the impact of COVID-19 on society and changes within education There is no doubt that the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will be profound and will have a significant impact on multiple sectors of society, in the Global North and beyond. In particular, the education sector, from schools to universities has been…

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COVID-19: crisis, lessons and opportunities

Business education worldwide has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin Lockett looks at the challenges faced by business schools and the opportunities that are now emerging No one imagined that 2020 would be a year of massive disruption in business schools. But as the year started, the first cases of COVID-19 were becoming public…

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Deciding life or death

Peter Lee discusses decision making when lives are on the line Is it ever right to kill or to let someone die? These are questions I have wrestled with over the past two decades and philosophers have argued about for millennia. For most of that time, I was safely tucked away in a lecture theatre,…

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Ready for disruptive changes in education

How a leading Hong Kong business school responded to both social and health crises. By Tam Kar Yan The COVID-19 pandemic has forced extensive experimentation with online teaching globally. Such experimentation started earlier in Hong Kong than in many other regions due to the social unrest in late 2019. This was followed closely by the…

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A business school disrupted: a view from Singapore

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed our world. And though the preparation, rapid response, and early vigilance of the universities and the government in Singapore was admirable. Richard Smith looks at the challenges still ahead After noting the early actions in January, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that Singapore was the “Gold Standard” for managing…

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Coping with COVID-19

The experience of Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), in India in facing the disruptions caused by COVID-19 by Harivansh Chaturvedi, Ajoy K Dey and Nimisha Singh The sudden and disruptive nature of COVID-19 rendered the famous quote of the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tsu that: ‘The supreme importance in war is to…

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Risky Business? Do You Know What Your Risk Exposures Are?

Ulrich Hommel, Roger King, and Anna Pastwa open the debate on risk management in the business school community. As companies around the globe are bracing themselves for a recessionary fall-out from Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, business schools have also begun searching for ways to cushion the negative budgetary impact of such a downturn. A report…

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