14 novembre 2013

Raising researchers’ voices in Europe

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Diana Beech. Research in Europe is increasingly targeted towards fostering excellence. At the heart of this policy drive is the concept of researcher mobility, which requires researchers to work not just across borders but also across disciplines and sectors. 
The demands on modern-day researchers are high. Yet the existing research infrastructure in Europe often hampers researcher mobility and renders research careers in the European Union (EU) less attractive. Read more...

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Higher education: A canary in a privatisation coalmine

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Cristina González. A few months ago I was in Chile, where I was invited to lecture on issues in higher education. The moment I arrived, I was struck by how important the subject is in Chile, where it has a pervasive presence in everyday life. 
Huge commercial billboards along the roads announce the services of numerous institutions of higher learning competing aggressively with one another for students, and university buildings display enormous signs too. The visual presence of higher education institutions is impossible to ignore. Read more...

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Bursting the American tertiary education bubble

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy William Patrick Leonard. Academic critics and media commentators have suggested that the United States' tertiary education community's decades of unprecedented growth is a bubble that has or will shortly burst. The US public tertiary education community is widely said to be in crisis. 
The decades of unquestioned governmental financial support of public institutions has steadily waned in recent years. Private tuition-dependent education institutions face similar revenue challenges. Read more...

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Suzhou’s new forms of foreign university collaboration

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Universities from a number of countries have set up branch campuses in China, hoping to tap into the country’s desire for a Western education and a large pool of middle-class students. But China wants new types of university partnerships that tie in closely with its aspiration to drive up research and innovation.
Last month Australia’s Monash University and China’s Southeast University, or SEU, which is based in Nanjing, formally launched a new joint campus in Suzhou Industrial Park near Shanghai. Read more...

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New minister to continue higher education reforms

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Shafigeh Shirazi. Iran’s parliament, or Majlis, has finally approved the country’s new ministers for education and higher education, after previous nominees for the posts failed to win a parliamentary vote of confidence in August. They will continue reforms, said President Hassan Rouhani. 
Reza Faraji Dana, the new minister for science, research and technology – an electrical engineer with a doctorate from the University of Waterloo in Canada – was finally confirmed by the assembly on 28 October after many hours of debate. Read more...

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BRICS ministers agree on high-level HE collaboration

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. Education ministers from the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – countries met in Paris last Tuesday and agreed to establish a mechanism at the “highest political and technical level” to coordinate and implement collaboration, especially in higher education. South Africa’s Dr Blade Nzimande, minister of higher education and training, hosted this first meeting of the BRICS education ministers, which was aimed at establishing cooperation and sharing experiences. They met on 5 November on the margins of the 37th session of the UNESCO general conference. Read more...

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First global meeting of HE research centres in Shanghai

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Bianka Siwinska. The directors of higher education research centres from around the world flew to Shanghai for their first ever global meeting last weekend and, encouragingly, policy-makers also attended. The aims were to discuss the future of research on higher education, to debate common issues – and to create a global network of higher education research experts. The “International Higher Education Research and Policy Roundtable” was organised by the Center for International Higher Education, or CIHE, at Boston College in the United States, and held from 2-3 November. Read more...

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HE misses targets, hit by weak budgets, says report

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alan Osborn. Is European higher education generally delivering the right kind of qualifications for citizens gearing up to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today’s world, or is it missing targets along the line? This is not a new question, but it has been given a fresh twist in the Education and Training Monitor 2013 just released by the European Commission. The report, which draws on statistics from European Union (EU) member countries and recent analyses and policy developments, finds numerous weaknesses and gaps in the higher education sector in Europe – although little that is not already widely known. Read more...

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