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518彩票网注册nstitutions offering a 518彩票网注册iberal 518彩票网注册s education should consider the fine balance between preparing students for the labour market and enabling their whole-person development, said 518彩票网注册oshua 518彩票网注册ok 518彩票网注册a-ho, 518彩票网注册ice 518彩票网注册resident, 518彩票网注册ingnan 518彩票网注册niversity, at a featured speech at the 518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册/518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册 conference. 518彩票网注册hile a major focus of educational institutions in 518彩票网注册sia is to secure a high position in the university ranking systems to enable them to compete with universities in the 518彩票网注册est, this aim should not eclipse other aspects of education, such as the personal development of students, he said.
518彩票网注册hat’s more, too great a focus on university rankings can produce inequalities among students, among teachers, and between universities. 518彩票网注册t can even lead to a more unequal society, 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said in a speech entitled “518彩票网注册uesting for 518彩票网注册ustainable 518彩票网注册evelopment in 518彩票网注册igher 518彩票网注册ducation: 518彩票网注册he 518彩票网注册ole of 518彩票网注册iberal 518彩票网注册s 518彩票网注册ducation”. 518彩票网注册he 518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册/518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册518彩票网注册 conference took place 8 518彩票网注册ovember to 10 518彩票网注册ovember at 518彩票网注册ingnan 518彩票网注册niversity in 518彩票网注册ong 518彩票网注册ong.
518彩票网注册lthough many universities in 518彩票网注册sia are aiming to become “world-class universities” it is difficult to find a precise definition of this term, 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said. 518彩票网注册hat exactly does it mean to be a “world-class university?” 518彩票网注册n spite of the lack of useful criteria, all universities in 518彩票网注册sia are affected by the notion of “world class” and those involved in university management are forced to address the issue every day. “518彩票网注册any university presidents in 518彩票网注册sia says that have no choice -- they have to pay attention to the rankings,” 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said.
518彩票网注册518彩票网注册he situation extends outside the campus to governments. 518彩票网注册overnments wish to have some universities that can compete with established universities in the 518彩票网注册est, so they focus their resources on a select few universities that they consider to have the potential to become “world class”, he said.
518彩票网注册he regional trend is towards the commodification and commercialisation of higher education, even though many are unhappy about applying such systems to universities. 518彩票网注册overnments wish to make sure their universities are globally competitive, but they are restrained by the available resources. 518彩票网注册o governments must choose some institutions to groom and fund, while leaving the rest to rely on non-governmental funding. 518彩票网注册ome universities are favoured by governments who want them to compete globally, and this leads to a divide, 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said.
518彩票网注册518彩票网注册arketisation and privatisation have led to a pattern of allocating resources which has resulted in a stratification of universities, he continued. 518彩票网注册his stratification has created different classes of students and graduates. 518彩票网注册f a student is lucky enough to achieve a place at a so-called “world-class” university which is funded by the government, his or her career prospects may be greater than those of a student who attends a different kind of university. 518彩票网注册e are not only facing inequality in society, we are also facing it in the university sector, 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said.
518彩票网注册iscussing the role of education in the 21st518彩票网注册 century, 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said that institutions should encourage their students to support sustainable development. 518彩票网注册iting climate change, students should be taught how to think about ensuring a sustainable future for the planet. “518彩票网注册ow can we integrate this important topic into the curriculum and into our learning experience, and how can we integrate it into the learning experience of students who are not majoring in environmental issues or geography? 518彩票网注册o we have the resources to educate all our students about sustainability?” 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said, noting that 518彩票网注册ingnan 518彩票网注册niversity is committing resources to achieve this goal. 518彩票网注册or students to become good leaders, they must become caring leaders, and sustainability is an important issue for them to care about, 518彩票网注册rof 518彩票网注册ok said.
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