The Case Against University Rankings

The Case Against University Rankings

In his letter to the Irish Times on 7 September 2017, Dr John Kelly, Professor Emeritus at the University College Dublin, lamented about the distorting effects of university rankings. Here’s a summary of what he had to say: “The predominant criterion of these rankings is… Read More

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

“The American people are fighting the wilderness, physical and moral, on the one hand, and on the other are struggling to work out the awful problem of self-government,” Charles W. Eliot wrote in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. “For this fight they must be trained… Read More

Study finds limited impact of blind marking at a British university

Study finds limited impact of blind marking at a British university

The anonymous marking of exam scripts has little impact on closing the achievement gap between students of different genders and ethnicities, new research suggests. Many universities have introduced blind marking in recent years in response to the underperformance of undergraduates from ethnic minorities and male… Read More

Duke-NUS Medical School

Duke-NUS Medical School

Duke-NUS Medical School Fast Facts The Duke University School of Medicine is recognised as one of the best medical schools in the United States and the world, based on factors such as reputation, selectivity, research activity, and faculty resources. Among the draws of the medical… Read More

Mindsets for a Bold New World #LT8Keys

Mindsets for a Bold New World #LT8Keys

There are points in our professional lives that change us for the better.  I vividly remember one such moment in 2009 when I took a device from a student as he had it out in the hallway. Since this was a violation of school policy… Read More

7 Tips for Creating an Irresistible Curriculum

7 Tips for Creating an Irresistible Curriculum

I’m never going to use this in real life! Every student has made this claim at least once before. As students make their way through their academic career, they often question the importance and applicability of their lessons. It is not only evident in this… Read More