Welcome to the Hub, a repository for content relating to the summit theme of ‘Leaders of change: building a sustainable future for universities‘. It features content of particular interest to participants wanting to prepare for their attendance at the summit.
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We must move away from small-scale mitigation efforts and think on a larger scale about how to radically revamp teaching and research, says Joy Carter. If the coronavirus is like a storm battering the planet, there is every danger that the full impact of climate change will feel like a tsunami.
To navigate the pandemic, organisations need a frank review of their competencies, at both senior management and board level, says Michael Hartmann.
Seeking out students for personal tutoring in socially distanced times is the labour-intensive but necessary task that may defeat universities, says Michael Wynn-Williams.
Obliging women to adopt ‘male’ characteristics is not just unfair – it also impoverishes university management, says Corinne Houart.
In the new normal, the situation for female academics with children is even worse, says Enrica Maria Ferrara.
The quality of scholarship undertaken in the wake of the pandemic could suffer if university partnerships with community groups are not properly factored into post-Covid plans for research collaboration, academics have warned.
Female academics in the UK feel less prepared to take on a professorship when they are appointed than do their male counterparts, and a study suggests attributes women’s feelings of unpreparedness at time of appointment to lack of confidence.
Very few aspects of our lives escape numerical evaluation for comparative purposes but simplistic performance measures hold research back, says Jim McCluskey, as Melbourne becomes the first Australian university to sign up to Dora.
A leadership crisis at the University of the South Pacific (USP) shows no signs of ending quickly, as one of the world’s most distinctive institutions finds itself enmeshed in payment scandals, governance disputes and diplomatic tensions.
The first 100 days are considered now-or-never opportunities for incoming leaders to disrupt entrenched practices ever since newly installed president Franklin D. Roosevelt took swift action to steer the US out of the Great Depression. Covid-19 ushered in a very different first 100 days for new University of Auckland head Dawn Freshwater.