30 juin 2013

'Brain drain' fears as figures suggest Wales' brightest choosing to study at English universities

http://i1.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/article3030133.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/cardiff-university-3030133.jpgBy . Expert warns Wales' best students are crossing the border to go to university and are 'likely never to return to Wales'. The cream of Welsh students are choosing to study at universities in England, we can reveal.
Figures obtained by WalesOnline provide clear evidence that Wales’ best young brains are being lost to higher education institutions across the border. They also highlight the apparent gulf in stature that exists between Welsh universities and their English counterparts. Read more...

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Overseas Students Feel 'Unwelcome' And 'Isolated' By Government's Migration Policy

http://s.huffpost.com/images/v/logos/bpage/uk-universities-education.gif?31By . Universities are relegating overseas students to "de facto ghettos", leaving one in five feeling "isolated" and alone, a survey has revealed. The research found international students are often highly segregated with 40% spending most of their time with students from their own country. Many feel their universities treat them as cash cows, with almost a third agreed with the statement: "my university is only interested in the fees I pay." The poll, conducted by YouthSight for Regent's University London, also revealed more than half say they feel unwelcome in the country due to the government's migration policy. Read more...

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Colleges can still use race for admissions -- but carefully

http://images.outbrain.com/imageserver/s/250436/i9I2OcJW1Lul3PNNFUTaNgee-0-80x80.jpg&did=YIfA6By Mary Beth Marklein. The Supreme Court did not dismantle the use of affirmative action in college admissions Monday, but it did put the nation's colleges and universities on alert, higher education analysts said. Any university, public or private, that considers race or ethnicity as a factor in admitting students "needs to be very careful to be able to demonstrate, if challenged, that they have considered race-neutral alternatives and that their system is narrowly tailored to achieve the educational benefits of diversity," said Ada Meloy, general counsel for the American Council on Education, a non-profit umbrella group for higher education. Read more...

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Government censors science it opposes

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Carol Linnitt. The Canadian government has overhauled science communication policies in a bid to silence any evidence that might go against its economic agenda. Science, and the culture of evidence and inquiry it supports, has a long relationship with democracy. Widely available facts have long served as a check on political power. Attacks on science, and on the ability of scientists to communicate freely, are ultimately attacks on democratic governance. Read more...

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Tuition fee hike out of touch with economic reality

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Rok Primozic. Plans to raise tuition fees in Armenia up to 30% could have devastating consequences for Armenian society, as it would severely limit students’ chances of gaining access to higher education. Tuition fees were already increased by 15% on average in May at many public and private universities. This is out of proportion with the country’s socioeconomic development given that students have to pay US$1,048 in tuition fees on average a year when nominal salaries are only about $260 a month. Read more...

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Speaking out – Women academics (not) in the media

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. Research in Canada has revealed that although women make up a growing proportion of the academy, including in senior positions, men’s voices still outnumber women’s in the media by four to one. Women scholars are being trained to raise their public presence in a project that has wider implications for higher education and the media. Read more...

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Could democracy help India beat China in internationalisation?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Roopa Desai Trilokekar. Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford, wrote an article titled “C’mon India: Freedom must beat tyranny” in The Globe & Mail this January. In it, Garton Ash compares the performance of India and China and asks: “So is China bound to go on winning?”
To which he answers: “ No, because while the Indian system is a daily soap opera of small crises, the big crisis of China’s self-contradictory system of Leninist capitalism is yet to come. And no, again, because India is a free country…Surely that free expression of human individuality must win out in the end”. Read more...

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Higher education hubs could become ‘enclaves of privilege’

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Higher education hubs, and particularly those in poorer developing countries in Africa that are set up to attract foreign institutions and international students, could have unforeseen economic and social impacts on surrounding areas, the Worldviews conference heard. In particular, international higher education hubs risked becoming privileged enclaves rather than contributing to economic and regional development in the host country, and could draw resources away from local public universities, to the detriment of the host’s higher education system. Read more...

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Fixing bridges, building new ones

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education. The annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses featured a plenary session on three big ideas for publishers to think about, namely copyright, public intellectuals, and new business models. But the biggest idea explored during the conference, which ended last Saturday, was a simple one: advocacy. Read more...

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Long-term thinking needed in higher education

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Philip G Altbach. For almost half a century, several international governmental organisations consistently provided both a forum for discussion of global higher education issues and some capacity for policy analyses and supporting research. These organisations produced policy documents, published monographs, books and journals, sponsored international meetings, and from time to time financed and coordinated research projects on key international issues. Read more...

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