Category Archives: Higher Education

Clay Shirky / Shirky’s Blog

Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect

Reeba Zachariah & Boby Kurian / The Times of India

Manipal to buy back 12% from 2 investors

India’s largest education services company Manipal Global will buy back 12% stake held by IDFC and Capital International for nearly $140 million, even as the Bangalore-based company wants to spin off its international university campuses into a separate company

The Economist

Not what it used to be

American universities represent declining value for money to their students

ON THE face of it, American higher education is still in rude health. In worldwide rankings more than half of the top 100 universities, and eight of the top ten, are American

James Byers and Adam Frey / Wikispaces

How to Succeed in Ed-Tech

Most of today’s education technology startups are doomed to fail. “But wait!” you say. “It’s 2012 and ed-tech startups are sprouting up everywhere, pushing real innovation into a slow-moving yet vitally important market, gaining traction, getting funded!”

Michael Staton / Techcrunch

How Dev Bootcamp Is Transforming Education To Focus On “Extreme Employability”

Six months ago, Jessie Young, 26, was working as a marketing manager at Get Satisfaction – a hip, well-known startup. She loved her job. She loved the company

Nilofer D’Souza, Jasodhara Banerjee / Forbes India

Student Applications For Foreign Education Drop

If numbers tell a story, then the plot that is emerging seems to indicate that Indian students are doing a rethink on studying abroad.

Sleepless in Ahmedabad

NOT only are the students at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), the country’s top business school, sickeningly clever. They also work disgustingly hard.