Posted By Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

About Prof Maurits van Rooijen

With a career spanning 25 years as an international educator and pioneer in the globalisation of education, Professor Maurits Van Rooijen is an economic historian and Chief Academic Officer of LSBF.

Contact Professor Van Rooije at profmaurits.blog@lsbf.org.uk
Prof Maurits van Rooijen

The Reality and Relevance of a University Degree

February 09 ,2016 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

The Reality and Relevance of a University Degree

When it comes to university, there are two opposite lines of thinking. The first is that a university education is highly overrated - some people would advise you not to bother. Instead, just follow your own passion. This view is expressed seriously by very senior and successful people.

The second view is that unless you get into one of the top universities, you have a serious hurdle to overcome for your future career. Top universities are typically defined as institutions with the highest prestige in research and which select the most academically gifted students (usually defined by A-level scores). Many companies are quite open in telling people they will only recruit from top universities.

Both of these views are equally convincing - and equally misleading.

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ABC: the formula for organisational success

February 08 ,2016 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

ABC: the formula for organisational success

How can a simple ‘ABC formula’ help lead your company to success?

LSBF Rector Professor Maurits van Rooijen, reveals, and explains how your business can use it to encompass aspiration, organisation and community building.

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Learning is not just a classroom thing

February 05 ,2016 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Learning is not just a classroom thing

When we talk about learning, we usually imagine classrooms, books, maybe computer screens - but the most important form of learning is learning from experience.

This is a valuable key to success, and should be taking place every day in the workplace. It's a learning skill that can help to make you successful, so it's worth taking very seriously indeed.

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Four qualities essential for graduates to become successful entrepreneurs

December 14 ,2015 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Four qualities essential for graduates to become successful entrepreneurs

In the US, graduation is called ‘commencement’, as it is perceived as the beginning of the rest of your life. The end of study, the start of reality.

For many, commencement - or indeed graduation - marks the beginning of the traditional job hunt season for thousands of people. Of course, there is always the option to startup your own business, however, to be a successful entrepreneur, academic knowledge and professional skills alone are not enough. In my eyes, there are three main ingredients for entrepreneurial success.

 

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Do universities really (not) offer value for money?

September 08 ,2015 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Do universities really (not) offer value for money?

This question emerges from a recent ComRes survey which showed that four in ten students felt that their university course had not been worth the fee that they had paid, as reported by BBC Radio 5 Live.

This is in comparison to the last national student survey, which indicated 86% student satisfaction. So what are the factors that could affect these answers?

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Access to higher education - the next frontier

July 09 ,2015 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Access to higher education - the next frontier

What can the next generation of young people expect when it comes to higher education?

Professor Maurits Van Rooijen discusses the value of higher education and the need for a change in attitudes towards re-entering the educational system later in life.

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The pros of an MBA – Prof Maurits responds to Observer article

May 11 ,2015 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

The pros of an MBA – Prof Maurits responds to Observer article

Ryan Holmes makes a couple of fair comments when he questions the value of the MBA.

It is true that anyone can get rich without an MBA. Buying a lottery ticket does not require an MBA and since the lottery makes someone very rich, some might take that as proof that no MBA is required. And, of course, there are several genius artists who made it rich without an MBA (some even without any arts education).

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The Importance of Exporting Education to Other Countries

December 04 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

The Importance of Exporting Education to Other Countries

Education is one of UK’s prime exports; an industry that has put UK on the map as a destination for international students in the last quarter of a century. Prof Maurits Van Rooijen explains why this sector is so important…

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Don’t Ignore the Economics of Immigration

November 29 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Don’t Ignore the Economics of Immigration

Professor Maurits van Rooijen suggests that attracting the brightest and best candidates will bring economic growth.

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Global Learning is the Future of Education

November 07 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Global Learning is the Future of Education

The future of education lies in its globalisation, modernisation and encouraging innovation, and we must let technologies such as e-learning lead the way, says LSBF’s Prof Maurits van Rooijen

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Globalisation & Higher Education: Challenging, exciting and the future

November 04 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Globalisation & Higher Education: Challenging, exciting and the future

Whilst the world ‘globalises’, higher education is still focusing on internationalisation. Though related, globalisation is much more challenging and exciting, says LSBF’s Prof Maurits van Rooijen, winner of the 2013 EAIE Constance Meldrum Award for Vision and Leadership.

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The Reinvention of Learning

October 19 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

The Reinvention of Learning

From Work-Integrated Education to Education-Integrated Work: higher education faces a radical reinvention.

By Professor Dr Maurits van Rooijen

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