You’ve probably been seeing a lot of virtual reality headlines in the last two years. What you may not realize however is just how far virtual reality reach is extending beyond video games. Its true that games remain arguably the main use for VR, but dozens if not hundreds of other interesting uses have emerged. And among them is a new means of traveling the world.
Higher education institutions in the United Kingdom have tumbled in Times Higher Education or THE’s just-published Global University Employability Ranking, while Asian universities – specifically in mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea – have made significant strides in respectability.
Business schools need to stop being too homogenous and engage in developing truly ‘different’ offerings if they are going to survive. Making changes and doing things differently will require some tough choices – but when you look at the competitive landscape, making those choices seems inevitable.
If you are wondering what the impact of blockchain in economics is, then you are reading the right article. Blockchain is based on a system that is called Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), which is not a new terminology. Ledger is a book or a file where the economic transactions are recorded. A document of two columns, debits and credits that at the end should be balanced (total debits=total credits). Ledgers have been around for centuries and have revolutionized the economy, particularly accounting.
European university networks are now moving forward to build ‘Networks of European Universities’ along the lines French President Emmanuel Macron proposed at his Sorbonne speech in September 2017.