2023 Higher Education Trend Watch

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education institutions shifted from emergency response to long-term adaptation and strategically planning for what’s next. Many institutions have already implemented hybrid/remote work and learning arrangements, supported by a variety of innovative technologies and tools. Institutions are now focused on designing and implementing needed policies and initiatives, creating new positions, committees, and workgroups, and expanding and upgrading their technology. This focus on adapting and planning can also be seen in some additional trends this year, such as Focus on increasing institutional resilience and Expansion of the digital transformation of higher education.

This report focuses on the workforce, cultural, and technological shifts for ten macro trends emerging in higher education in 2023. Across these three areas of shift, we report the major impacts and steps that institutions are taking in response to each trend. Some trends overlap with the 2022 Higher Education Trend Watch report. However, while some topics and issues remain consistent, significant shifts have occurred across many of the trends for 2023.


The evolution of libraries to the 21st century (Infographic)

A time traveller visiting a library today would likely have a tough time wrapping her head around what she was seeing: the 21st century library has evolved far, far beyond its original state as a book repository to become a vital community hub and omnichannel content source. 

As libraries enter the latest phase of their history, pivoting once more to adapt to the lingering impacts of Covid, we’re looking back at the history of public libraries to remember just how far we’ve come — and how many more exciting new opportunities for change are on the horizon.  

The Role of Libraries in Senegal. Mario Coffa interviews Habibu Coly.

Welcome to Senegal!!!

Today the Library World Tour flies to Senegal to speak with Coly Abibou who, thanks to his willingness and professionalism, told us about librarians in his country in his article titled “The Role of Libraries in Senegal. Mario Coffa interviews Habibu Coly”.

Available in English and Italian.

Aibumbria is a great place to live in. Insula Europea

Read in Italian: https://www.insulaeuropea.eu/…/il-ruolo-delle…/

Read in English: https://www.insulaeuropea.eu/…/the-role-of-libraries…/

Visit the Library World Tour project: https://mariocoffa.wixsite.com/e-portf…/library-world-tour

Navigate the Interactive World Map: https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/…/library-world-tour…

Spot Library World Tour: https://youtu.be/uX0rJcWnnaM?list=TLGG-uCcDLUscmgxMDExMjAyMg

World Health Organization (WHO) Press Conference in Geneva

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“We are glad that peace in #Ethiopia is being given a chance,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO) tells a press conference in Geneva, insisting that aid must be allowed into #Tigray urgently.

“After the ceasefire agreement, I was expecting that food and medicines would just flow immediately. That’s not happening.”

Source: UN Geneva

የሰሞኑን የሀገራችንን የስንዴ ምርት በተመለከተ ሙያው ዕይታ ወይም አስተያየት [ከታደሰ ፍቅሬ ተፈራ (ዶ/ር)]

ከስንዴ ፖለቲካ ሳንወጣ

ፎቶው የተወሰደው ከ፡ https://lnkd.in/dGscx6f3

አሁንም የስንዴ ምርታማነታችን በሚዲያዎች እንደሚታየው ጥሩ ከሆነ እሰየው የሚያሰኝ መሆኑን እያሰመርኩበት፤ ይህ ብዙ ምርት #በጥሩ_የድህረምርት_አያያዝ_ዘዴ ካልተመራ ጥራቱ በተባይና በአፍላቶክሲን ቀንሶ ወደኬንያ የመላካችንም እቅድ ቀርቶ፣ የስንዴ ገበያው ቀዝቅዞ አምራቾቻችንን እንዳናስደነግጥ በእጅጉ እሰጋለሁ! ይህ ሳይንስ እንጂ ሟርት አይደለም!!

የስንዴ ድህረምርት ባህርይ

ስንዴ በድህረምርት ባህርዪው በፍጥነት ከሚበላሹ ሰብሎች የሚመደብ እህል ነው። ስንዴ ለስላሳና ሽፋን ከሌላቸው ስብሎች አንዱ ሲሆን በቀላሉ እርጥበት በመሳብ ሻጋታ እንዲበቅል ምቹ ሁኔታን በመፍጠር ለአፍላቶክሲን መመረዝ የተጋለጠ እህል ነው። የእርጥበቱ መጠን ከበዛም ምርቱ ሳይሰበሰብ ሁሉ ገለባው ላይ መብቀል ስለሚጀምር የስንዴ ምርት አሰባብሰና አያያዝ ልዩ ጥንቃቄን ይፈልጋል። ከዘሩ/ፍሬው ልስላሴም የተነሳ በቀላሉ በነቀዝና በሌሎች የክምችት ወቅት ተባዮች (#storage_pests) የሚጠቃ ሰብል ስለሆነና በአጭር ጊዜ ሊበላሽ ስለሚችል የድህረምርት አያያዙ ጉዳይ በፍጥነት ትኩረት የሚያሻው መሆኑን መገንዘብና ቅድመዝግጅት ማድረግ #ወሳኝ እና በአሁኑ ወቅጥ እንደአገርም የቅድሚያ ቅድሚያ (#priority) የሚያስፈልገው ጉዳይ ይመስለኛል።
የዓለማችን ታላላቅ የስንዴ አቅራቢዎች የሚባሉት ቻይና፣ አሜሪካ፣ ዩክሬን፣ ራሺያ፣ ፈረንሳይ እና ካናዳ ያሉ አገራት በሚከተሉት ምክንያቶች ከኢትዮጵያ የተሻለ የስንዴ የድህረምርት አያያዝ ይኖራቸዋል፦
>>> በዓመት አንድ ጊዜ ተባዮችን የሚቀንስ ከባድ የቅዝቃዜ እና የበረዶ ወቅት አላቸው
>>> የስንዴ እሴት ሰንሰለታቸው በእጅጉ የዳበረ ስለሆነ የስንዴ ምርታቸውን እሴት ጨምረውበት እና የድህረምርት ቆይታውን በበቂ አራዝመው ስለሚያቆዩና ስለሚሸጡ
>>> የአመራረትና የምርት የአያያዝ ቴክኖሎጂ አቅማቸው በበቂ የዳበረ ስለሆነ
በኢትዮጵያ ግን ሰፊ ውስንነቶች ስላሉ በቂ ዝግጅት የሚያስፈልግ ይመስለኛልና የሚመለከተው ሁሉ በጊዜ ቢዘጋጅበት መልካም ይሆናል።

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Wheat Export by Ethiopia

If wheat production in Ethiopia is really like it is presented in the media, that has great implications for self-sufficiency towards domestic supply and should be appreciated. If exporting wheat is also true, PLEASE, let us not export grains, but value-added wheat products like flour, Pasta, Macaroni, noodles, biscuits, cookies, couscous, and so on. Exporting raw grain is not a success!!!

Photo credit: ethiopianmonitor.com

Source: Tadesse Fikre Teferra (PhD), Assistant Prof. of Food Science and Technology

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