24 février 2013

La "désaffection" des étudiants pour les sciences

http://sciences.blogs.liberation.fr/test/images/logo_libe.pngPar Sylvestre Huet. Les ministres de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la recherche se lamentent de la "désaffection" des étudiants pour les sciences. Et Vincent Peillon rame pour trouver des candidats professeurs du secondaire. Pourquoi? Cette désaffection est-elle réelle?
Je vous invite à lire cette analyse précise et argumentée qui montre combien cette explication n'a aucun fondement et comment les politiques scolaires (lycée) et universitaire (le LMD) associées à des politiques en yoyo pour les recrutements de chercheurs et d'enseignants ont provoqué la situation actuelle. Suite de l'article...
http://sciences.blogs.liberation.fr/test/images/logo_libe.png By Sylvestre Huet. Ministers of Higher Education and Research lament the "alienation" of students in science. And Vincent Peillon train to find candidates secondary school teachers. Why? This disaffection is it real? More...

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Wanka fordert von Ländern mehr Geld für Universitäten

http://www.epapercatalog.com/images/zeit-online-epaper.jpgKurz nach ihrer Vereidigung als Bildungsministerin hat Johanna Wanka die Länder gemahnt, zusätzliche Studienplätze zu schaffen. Eine Bafög-Erhöhung schloss sie aus.
Die neue Bundesbildungsministerin Johanna Wanka drängt die Länder, angesichts des Ansturms auf die Hochschulen mehr Geld für zusätzliche Studienplätze auszugeben. "An der Stelle werde ich mit den Ländern sehr konsequent verhandeln", kündigte die CDU-Politikerin kurz nach ihrer Vereidigung als Ministerin an. Hintergrund ist die Verhandlung über den Hochschulpakt. Wegen der vielen Studienanfänger verlangen die Länder dabei einen Nachschlag von 1,9 bis 3,4 Milliarden Euro aus der Bundeskasse. Im April soll erneut verhandelt werden. "Da kann ich ganz deutlich sagen, dass der Bund in den letzten Jahren konsequent war und zuverlässig finanziert hat", sagte Wanka. Mehr...

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Partenariat avec l’Université des Mascareignes à Maurice: L’Université de Limoges exporte son savoir-faire

Logo Universite de LimogesHélène Pauliat, Présidente de l’Université de Limoges et le Dr Rajesh Jeetah, Ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie de la République de Maurice, ont signé un accord de partenariat le 12 février à Limoges concernant la création d’une université francophone « l’Université des Mascareignes » (UdM) sur l’île Maurice.
Cet accord est une reconnaissance du savoir-faire de l’Université de Limoges puisque celle-ci a été choisie pour aider l’université mauricienne à mettre en place sa gouvernance, sa pédagogie et sa recherche suivant le système européen LMD (Licence Master Doctorat). Des relations historiques unissent depuis longtemps l’Université de Limoges et deux établissements d’enseignement mauriciens. Pour l’Université de Limoges, c’est un exemple très représentatif de la politique de partage et d’essaimage de ses diplômes, qui contribue à l’augmentation de son rayonnement et de son attractivité.
La république de Maurice compte déjà 3 universités anglophones et souhaite offrir aux étudiants mauriciens et plus largement de l’Océan Indien et du continent africain, la possibilité de suivre des études universitaires en français. L’Université des Mascareignes sera la première université francophone internationale sur ce territoire. Elle ouvrira à la rentrée 2013 avec trois facultés:
- Faculté d’Ingénierie et de Développement Durable (IDD)
- Faculté de Technologie de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC)
- Faculté d’Economie et Gestion (EG)
A son démarrage, l’université mauricienne délivrera 26 diplômes de niveau licence. Les étudiants qui passeront leurs examens avec succès auront un double diplôme délivré à la fois par l’Université des Mascareignes et l’Université de Limoges.
L’université accueillera 900 étudiants en 2013, l’objectif étant d’atteindre rapidement les 2000 étudiants et d’ouvrir de nouvelles facultés en lettres, droit, etc, afin de constituer une université pluridisciplinaire comme celle de Limoges.
L’Université de Limoges apportera donc un appui institutionnel à l’Université des Mascareignes:
- en formant à la gouvernance les futures instances dirigeantes de l’UdM (chefs de département, doyens de faculté, staff de l’université créé par le bill ou le board),
- en formant l’ensemble des acteurs (enseignants, administratifs, techniciens) pour le volet pédagogique
- en formant à la recherche les enseignants en poste et des jeunes chercheurs des universités mauriciennes anglophones.
Par ailleurs, pendant 5 ans, le Directeur Général de l’UdM (équivalent du président d’université) sera une personnalité issue de l’Université de Limoges. Le premier directeur sera Pierre Guillon, professeur de l’Université de Limoges, fondateur de l’institut XLIM, directeur scientifique à la Direction Générale de l’Armement, directeur scientifique du département ST2I du CNRS puis directeur par intérim de l’institut des sciences de l’ingénierie et des systèmes du CNRS.
Enfin, le Président de l’Université de Limoges ou son représentant, siégera au Board (équivalent du Conseil d’Administration) de l’UdM.
Consulter le dossier de presse.
Ollscoil Lógó Limoges Helen Pauliat, Uachtarán Ollscoil Limoges agus an Dr Rajesh Jeetah, an tAire Ard-Oideachas, Taighde ar Eolaíocht, Teicneolaíocht agus Phoblacht na Oileán Mhuirís, tá síníodh comhaontú comhpháirtíochta ar 12 Feabhra Limoges ar a chruthú francophone ollscoil "Ollscoil Mascarene" (UOM) i Oileán Mhuirís. Níos mó...

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Hong Kong universities to recruit Taiwan students

HomeBy Stanley Cheung and Maia Huang. Two prestigious Hong Kong universities will hold admissions consultation meetings in Taiwan on Saturday to recruit local students to study in Hong Kong, a university official said Thursday.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will each offer scholarships of over NT$600,000 (US$20,200) per year to outstanding and disadvantaged students to pursue education in Hong Kong.
Grace Chow, CUHK director of admissions and financial aid, told CNA that the school recruited 32 students last year after holding its first admissions meeting in Taiwan.
The Taiwanese students who entered the university last year have been excelling, Chow said, adding that the enrolment quota this year will be flexible and will depend on students' performance record. Read more...

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Why e-learning is the way to go in Kenya

Tap_logo_330_110_eventBy Edith Musyoki. Kenyan universities are opening satellite campuses across the country as they seek to meet the growing demand for education. Currently, there are over 29 constituent universities across the country and the number is rising. However, some experts feel there is a better and cheaper way to improve access to education. This is by investing in e-learning.
Njambi Muchane, the Director of Kenya School of Government e-learning and Development Institute (eLDi) says that instead of replicating the face-to-face learning in the main campus, universities should set up small offices but train via e-learning.
“Opening several colleges increases the overheads of a university. Local universities should understand that they can use the same professors and lecturers to train many participants in different locations,” she says.
According to her, universities have the challenge of equipping the many colleges they are opening, with the necessary infrastructure and human resource capacity. This challenge, Muchane says can be solved by developing an appropriate e-learning platform.
E-learning is only expensive at the initial stage when developing the online content and setting up of an appropriate management system but maintenance and management of the system is cheaper than organizing the traditional face to face trainings. Review of the content is only done periodically. Read more...

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Universities and academics at loggerheads over tuition fees cap

Scottish universities have been warned they risk being seen as "cash cows" if they raise tuition fees for students from other parts of the UK.
The Scottish Government wants to enshrine the current voluntary limit of £9000 a year in law, but university leaders say legislation is unnecessary and would infringe on their autonomy.Organisations representing academics and students have urged MSPs to endorse or reduce the £9000 fees cap, which is paid by students resident in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Mary Senior, Scottish official for University and College Union Scotland, said: "We do feel very strongly about this introduction of a market into Scottish higher education."
She told MSPs that the "least worst option" was to set a flat-rate fee for RUK (Rest of UK) students across the sector, to prevent them from being seen as "such as cash cow as potentially they are now".
Robin Parker, president of NUS Scotland, said Holyrood's fee cap "goes beyond even the worst excesses of what the Westminster Government is proposing", with degrees costing as much as £36,000 for other UK students in Scotland. Read more...

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Chilean government announces next step for Universidad del Mar

By Alicja Siekierska. Education Ministry will launch website where 8,000 students can access their academic records.
The Education Ministry announced on Tuesday it will launch a digital platform that will allow students of the soon-to-be-defunct Universidad del Mar to access their academic records online.
Universidad del Mar’s new judicial auditor Miguel Bejide asked Education Minister Harald Beyer to launch the website, after students have struggled to access the academic records necessary for relocation.
After a five-month investigation revealed a series of financial irregularities, the government decided it would shut down the university on Dec. 31, 2014. Read more...

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Stanford University is 1st College to Raise $1B

Click here to find out more!By. Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday.
For the eighth straight year, Stanford ranked first in the Council for Aid to Education’s annual college fundraising survey, which shows that elite institutions continue to grab a disproportionate share of donor dollars.
In the 2012 fiscal year, roughly 3,500 U.S. colleges and universities raised $31 billion, 2.3 percent more than the previous year. The record was set in 2008 when schools took in $31.6 billion before fundraising dropped during the height of the financial crisis. Read more...

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U.S. Universities Must Invest in China Studies

By Joshua Eisenman. On December 14, Richard Baum, distinguished professor of political science at UCLA, renowned expert on Chinese politics, and adviser to presidents, died in Los Angeles. He was among the foremost in an unparalleled generation of Sinologists that was trained during the Mao Era and went on to inform countless Americans about China and its strategic intentions. Ironically, however, even as his contribution to the study of Chinese politics is eulogized around the world, the emphasis on area studies at the American universities that created Professor Baum and his cohort has withered. Today, many of America's best young Sinologists are forgoing academia and instead choosing more lucrative careers in government or the private sector—working for select audiences on specific topics. During the Mao era, only the most dedicated researcher could decipher the discrepancies and opacities of Chinese politics. There were no Western news bureaus in China at the time and few scholars could gain entry. Years of rigorous language study and long hours in libraries were required to translate and decode official documents and press reports to reveal their true meaning. Read more...

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The Internationalization Agenda

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. This year’s Association of International Education Administrators Annual Conference took as its theme “Re-imagining Higher Education in a Global Context” and sessions have focused on many of the phenomena that are propelling change, including the increasing interest in branch campuses and dual and joint degree programs, the potential of online learning, the consolidation of English as the lingua franca in academe, and the growth of private sector investment in international student recruitment and programming.
“Hopefully internationalization will again become much more innovative,” said Hans de Wit, the director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalization at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and a professor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. “We still do basically what we have done for the last 20 years, and the landscape of internationalization has completely changed.”
Among the key changes discussed were the increasing numbers of globally mobile students, the rise of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, which disproportionately are offered by universities in the United States but attract students from outside it, and the proliferation of academic programs taught in English, which universities in non-English speaking countries view as a mechanism for increasing their international student enrollments. Read more...

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