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Recent coverage of universities and development in South Africa

In 2018 I spoke at a workshop on urban universities in South Africa, organised by Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute and South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council. My slides and related thoughts from the event are on the blog here, but there’s also been a flurry of recent press coverage of the discussions, including […]

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Universities

The city as a focus for university internationalisation

New article in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education

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Universities

“Citiversities” in the Financial Times

The core industry of city states in a globalised world?

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Universities

Three traits of cities that successfully attract talent (and of the successful universities of the future)

A few weeks ago I was honoured to chair a panel session in Lisbon on city strategies for talent attraction, bringing together speakers from Portugal, Italy and Germany. In my opening remarks I picked three traits of cities that successfully attract talent. Because all three rely on cooperation with universities, these are also the traits […]

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Universities

University superpowers: universities, societal challenges and city-building

For cities and regions to prosper, local leaders will need to unlock the superpowers of their universities

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Universities

How does city reputation affect city performance?

According to researchers studying 76 Spanish cities: we find that good city reputation is positively associated with economic activities and negatively with unemployment, but not related to net migration. With the exception of city reputation having little association with net migration, these findings aren’t particularly surprising; indeed, the article is perhaps more notable as a […]

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Universities

The future of European internationalisation

The future of internationalisation is in the hands of universities and cities working together

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Guest post Universities

No ordinary think tank

Improving economic security is a neglected policy goal. A new initiative in Nottingham seeks to address this

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Universities

Internationalisation of universities and cities session at Going Global 2017

New research looks at the internationalisation strategies of cities and universities, and how they intersect

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Universities

Commissions, conferences and the voice of universities

Universities can position themselves as integral to parts of the debate where their inclusion is less obvious