27 septembre 2013

6 new private universities approved

http://www.dhakatribune.com/sites/all/themes/dhaka_tribune/images/logo.pngThe education ministry on Sunday issued an order to this end
Six new private universities with reported links to the ruling party men have obtained the government’s approval.
With few months left of its tenure, the government approved those universities despite claims that most of the existing higher educational institutions in the private sector are underperforming and struggling to attract students.
The education ministry on Sunday issued an order to this end. More...

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Getting academic buy-in for internationalisation

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gerard A Postiglione and Philip G Altbach. Universities continue to position their professoriates for internationalisation. As the heartbeat of the university, the professoriate clearly has a special role in helping to drive knowledge economies. This is particularly true in developing countries with aspirations for closer integration into the global system. However, internationalisation is a double-edged sword for many countries. A university can hardly become world class without it. Yet it wildly skews the balance of ‘brain power’ in the direction of those few countries with world-class universities. More...

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Quality not quantity – Measuring the impact of research

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Warwick Anderson, The Conversation. Few things are changing faster in the research world than publishing. The ‘open access’ movement recognises that publicly funded research should be freely available to everyone. Now more than a decade old, open access is changing where researchers publish and, more importantly, how the wider world accesses – and assesses – their work.
As Australia’s medical research funding body, we at the National Health and Medical Research Council, or NHMRC, mandate that all publications from research we’ve funded be openly accessible. More...

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The threat of falling behind in international students

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Hiep Pham. Australia is indisputably one of the key players in contemporary transnational higher education. Over the past 10 years, the number of international tertiary students in Australia has increased substantially, from 105,764 in 2000 to 257,637 in 2009. From 2009, Australia overtook France to become the third largest recipient of internationally mobile students after the United States and the United Kingdom and, according to OECD data, it continues to remain in this position. More...

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Is there a limit to higher education’s privatisation?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Roger Y Chao Jr. The privatisation of higher education has been advocated by governments as well as regional and international organisations as a way to fill the supply-demand gap left by the public sector, transfer the finance burden to higher education consumers – for example, students and industry – and increase the efficiency and relevance of higher education and the private returns to consumers.
This privatisation trend is not limited to developing nations, but is increasingly prevalent among developed – and even welfare state – nations. More...

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UNESCO-HP initiative supports Africa, Arab brain gain

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. A project backed by UNESCO and Hewlett-Packard, aimed at reversing the brain drain from African and Arab countries, believes it has contributed significantly to strengthening teaching and research in selected universities. The Brain Gain Initiative turned 10 years old this year. A partnership between UNESCO and California-based Hewlett-Packard, or HP, the project uses grid and cloud computing technology to empower lecturers and students who have stayed in their home countries, to engage in real-time scientific collaboration and research with those who have left. More...

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Britain’s new strategy to get more students abroad

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Nic Mitchell. With just one UK student studying abroad for every 15 international students coming the other way, Britain is launching a bold initiative to tackle the imbalance.
Unveiled on the same day as the government’s new international education strategy Global Growth and Prosperity, which focuses on attracting even more of the world’s students to British higher education, it was somewhat overlooked when first announced at the end of July. More...

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