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Views on the future of higher education leadership

NCEE’s leadership survey 2019 reveals local partnerships prioritised over international ones, and high levels of confidence in universities’ ability to adapt to complex challenges

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When anchors move, hidden anchors, and local data

Three loosely-related reflections on new things: When anchors move The More Means Better blog has an interesting new post on universities that have moved home, in some cases to entirely different parts of the country. Some I knew about, others were new. It’s a helpful reminder that even universities, seen as one of the most […]

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Lessons from the demise of 100 Resilient Cities

Thoughts from Toronto’s former Chief Resilience Officer on how the 100 Resilient Cities initiative went from ascent to demise in just two years

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Smart cities are a quiet revolution

Opinion piece published in today’s i newspaper

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New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.

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Tracking strategic internationalisation over time

Strategies aren’t always strategic

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What central banks and universities have in common

Universities have unique responsibilities as powerful institutions that connect communities, decision-makers and the private sector

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Universities and smart cities session at Going Global 2019

A recording of the smart cities session at Going Global 2019 in Berlin is now available online, including my presentation of the report findings, panel discussion and questions from the audience. You can also find my (admittedly minimalist) slides at the above link. In related news, University World News kindly re-published my summary of my […]

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Smart places – how universities are shaping a new wave of smart cities

Smart city activities with universities at the heart are growing across Europe, but challenges remain

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Entrepreneurship in UK education: the local dimension

The National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) launched the Inspiring Entrepreneurship in Education report last week at the House of Lords, capturing the views of 62 Heads of Enterprise from UK universities (I provided the analysis). Key findings from the Inspiring Entrepreneurship in Education survey launched last night with @appg_e and @ACSintschools to view […]