15 septembre 2013

Who are the winners and losers in the world university rankings?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy , , . Plus how teachers can beat stress and what new students need to know to keep healthy on campus. University rankings are the subject of fevered debate. Even Barack Obama is getting involved: US higher education may be getting "Obamarank", as presidential plans have been nicknamed, to lower the costs of US college education by publicly ranking institutions according to their value for money. More...

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The world's top 100 universities 2013 - the full list

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . MIT has been named the world's top university for the second year in a row. See how it compare to the rest of the world's top 100 institutions in the QS' 2013 rankings.
• Get the 2012 data.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has maintained its position at the top of the QS World University Rankings, beating Harvard and Cambridge for the second year in a row. More...

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Bored with the UK? Put your laptop in your rucksack and go study abroad

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Beat high fees by netting a scholarship – or opt for a country just stepping into the international university market. If you want to pack up your laptop and head away from cold, drizzly and increasingly expensive Britain for your undergraduate degree, you're not alone. Winter in Grenada sounds like it might be bearable. Studying in Sienna as spring approaches could be balmy. Prague is going to be great at pretty much any time of year. But what if you have an itchier foot and want to explore further afield? There's a whole world of higher education out there: America, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia or China sound like fun?More...

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Why I turned down Oxford for Yale

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . UK students are choosing to escape tuition fees by making the most of scholarships in the US.
Tips on how to study abroad
This month first year students will be starting univerisity in the UK. A growing number, however, are choosing to steer clear of Ucas altogether, by studying in the US instead. You might think that studying abroad would be too expensive, but with the help of scholarships and bursaries, studying in the US might not be out of reach. The US-UK Fulbright Commission, an organisation that promotes educational exchange between the two countries, says that 9,186 British students studied at American universities in the 2011/2012 academic year, a 2.7% rise on 2010/11. More...

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Poor, isolated, and far from home: what it's like to be an international student

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Universities are eager to accept our fees – but are they doing enough to support young people like me who come from far away to study in the UK?
Can we do more to welcome international students?
Some of the international students who contribute £8bn a year to the UK economy are the well-heeled sons and daughters of elite families. But not all conform to that stereotype: many have poor parents who scrimped and saved to get them to the UK. More...

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Are London campuses a good or bad thing for UK universities?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . More UK universities are setting up shop in the capital, reports Gill Wyness – is this healthy competition or centralised power? Higher education is one of London's many draws, with 40 higher education institutions including five of the 24 prestigious Russell Group universities. However, there are several more universities in London than these HESA statistics show. This is due to the growing trend for universities outside the capital to open up London campuses. More...

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Short on social skills? Debrett's to teach young jobseekers manners (at £1,000 a go)

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Aristocratic publisher branches out into office etiquette after bosses complain about embarrassing junior staff.
After centuries spent monitoring the genealogy of the British aristocracy, the publishing house Debrett's is to branch out from producing guides to elegant manners for "people of distinction" and offer courses in etiquette and social skills to hopeful jobseekers. More...

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Tuition fees rise has not put off applications by disadvantaged students

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Independent Commission on Fees study reveals an applications increase from poorer neighbourhoods between 2010 and 2013. The rise in tuition fees to £9,000 a year has not discouraged students from disadvantaged areas applying to university in England, a study on the impact of higher fees has concluded. More...

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Furedi criticises ‘methodologically naive’ education research

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy . A leading sociologist has attacked the application of so-called “‘evidence’-based policy” – and much of the research lying behind it – to education.
Writing in the online magazine spiked on “the scourge of scientism”, Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Kent, argues that “the use of scientific evidence for political ends is particularly troublesome in the sphere of social policy…An area where this is most apparent is education”.
Particularly to be deplored, in Professor Furedi’s view, was the use of the term “intervention”, taken over from medicine, in an educational context, which he believed “reveals how much today’s cultural elite believes in the existence of educational pathology – that is, great numbers of children suffering from some form of quasi-medical educational deficit”. More...

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Race and higher education inquiry launched

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy . A cross-party group of MPs has launched an inquiry that will look at the black and minority ethnic community’s interaction with higher education.
Entitled Race and Higher Education, the inquiry will be organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community, which is chaired by former higher education minister David Lammy.
Among the issues that the inquiry will tackle will be access to higher education for students from BME communities and the “long and short-term value” of universities for such students. More...

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