24 novembre 2013

Universities seek more Indian and Indonesian students

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Sonia Motisca. Dutch universities are making increasing efforts to attract more students from India and Indonesia and the higher education sector is promoting the universities in both countries. 
The universities know that over the next 10 years, the population of the Indian middle class is expected to reach 550 million, making it larger than the total European population. They are also expecting the demand for high-quality higher education to grow by 18% to 30% of the middle class population by 2025. More...

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How entrepreneurial are you? asks Brussels

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Alan Osborn. A new online service was launched last week by the European Commission and the OECD to help universities better understand their place in today’s market-oriented world by measuring how entrepreneurial they are. 
The initiative, HEInnovate, is a self-assessment tool enabling universities to assess their performance in seven areas: leadership and governance, organisational capacity, teaching and learning, pathways for entrepreneurs, university-business exchange, the internationalised institution, and impact measurement. More...

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Setback for southern node for Pan African University

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Ishmael Tongai. A proposal to site the fifth node for the Pan African University, or PAU, on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has been deemed ineligible. The African Union, which is backing the initiative, said Mauritius fell into the continental body’s Eastern Africa region. 
“Mauritius is in the Eastern Africa geographic region of the African Union and will therefore not host the PAU Institute for space sciences, because Eastern Africa is already hosting the PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation,” Beatrice Njenga, head of the human resources, science and technology department at the African Union Commission, told University World News last week. More...

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Public supports reduction of English in entrance exam

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Mimi Leung. Bejing’s decision to reduce the proportion of marks allocated to English in the highly competitive national college entrance examination, the gaokao, appears to be an extremely popular move. 
A survey by Hong Kong-based Phoenix television – one of the few private television channels permitted to operate in mainland China – collated responses from 220,000 television viewers and found that almost 83%, or nearly 182,000 respondents supported the proposed new emphasis on Chinese studies and reduced emphasis on English in the gaokao, while just 13% opposed the changes. More...

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Association of university presidents launched

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Wagdy Sawahel. A network of university leaders across North Africa and the Middle East, known as MENA, was launched at the first MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum in the United Arab Emirates last week. 
"The initiative of launching the MENA Association of University Presidents was aimed at advancing higher education in the MENA region by forming a group of dynamic leaders that will have an effect in influencing policy makers,” said Nicola Degaetano, marketing manager of UAE-based Middle East Ellucian, one of the forum sponsors. More...

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Foreign graduates forced out in 10 days

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Jan Petter Myklebust. A decision by the Swedish government to force foreign students to leave the country within 10 days after receiving their diplomas has been condemned by opponents of the move. 
Writing in the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan, the rector of Lund University, Per Eriksson, and a member of the European Parliament, Cecilia Wikström, said the harsh regulation was counterproductive to Swedish interests, while Per-Olof Rehnquist, head of administration at Gothenburg University, on his blog page described the decision as “stupid and shameful for Sweden”. More...

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Conservative government cuts university spending

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Geoff Maslen. Despite pre-election promises it would not slash spending on Australia’s universities, the new conservative government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott has done just that – with a A$900 million (US$825 million) cut from university grants. 
In addition, the nation’s 820,000 university students will lose discounts they currently receive for early repayment of their higher education loan debts – and that will cost them almost A$300 million. 
Australia’s federal Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, introduced a bill to cut spending on universities and students last Thursday, at the end of the parliament’s first sitting week under the new government. Pyne admitted the Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013 would be damaging to the university sector. More...

Conservative government cuts university spending

Geoff Maslen

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Horizon 2020 – Europe's grand research funding scheme

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Keith Nuthall. The European Parliament voted last Thursday on the final version of the union’s record research and innovation programme for 2014-20, dubbed Horizon 2020. The European Union (EU) has allocated €79 billion (US$106 billion) to spend on research and innovation projects, not just on the continent but also around the world. 
The European University Association, or EUA, welcomed the 21 November approval by the parliament. More...

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Danes aim high with Horizon 2020

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOQ2e8mceWyPVVFcJDlyvxthNhmSR7fCNS1SUDStQIOlwqvtcjS6qaiABy Jan Petter Myklebust. In one of its more ambitious plans, Denmark hopes to obtain more than €2 billion (US$2.7 billion) in research grants from the European Commission under the new Horizon 2020 programme for international cooperation in research and innovation, due to start in 2014.
Launching Horizon 2020* at a conference in Copenhagen, the Danish Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education Morten Østergaard said that for Denmark to be awarded the huge sum would require the involvement of 3,500 Danish teams targeting 2.5% of the total Horizon 2020 budget, up from 2.36% under the commission's previous Framework Programme 7. More...

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Tendance : les formations en anglais pour les demandeurs d’emploi

http://www.kelformation.com/images/structure/logo-kf.gif© Kelformation - Marion Senant. Qu’il s’agisse de jeunes diplômés ou de professionnels confirmés, les demandeurs d’emploi sont de plus en plus nombreux à se former à l’anglais, afin d’améliorer leur CV, d’après une enquête de l’organisme Boa Lingua. Boa Lingua, spécialiste des formations en anglais en immersion, a constaté une forte hausse des demandeurs d’emploi parmi ses étudiants. En 2011, ils ne représentaient que 4,5% des candidats, aujourd’hui, leur part est montée à 15%. Suite de l'article...

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