17 novembre 2013

Student loan systems restructured across East Africa

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gilbert Nganga. Major reforms are looming for student loan schemes in East Africa as governments seek to raise enrolments and ease the fees burden on parents. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda have announced plans to restructure their student loan systems or are already doing so, and are also aiming to raise more funds and achieve efficiencies in loan recovery. More...

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BRICS think tanks council meets to shape strategy

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Ishmael Tongai. The BRICS Think Tanks Council, comprising representatives from the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, met near Stellenbosch in South Africa last week to review plans for the body’s operation. The main objectives of the 11-12 November meeting were to share progress on the achievements of the five nations’ think tank chapters since March 2013, adopt terms of reference for the functioning of the BRICS Think Tanks Council, or BTTC, and review the vision and long-term strategy for BRICS. More...

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Shanghai Statement – ‘The Future of Higher Education’

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgFollowing their first global meeting in Shanghai earlier this month, 33 higher education research and policy experts from around the world published the ‘Shanghai Statement’ calling for greater intellectual input, data, policy analysis and professional training for the world’s expanding and increasingly important higher education sector. The “International Higher Education Research and Policy Roundtable” was organised by the Center for International Higher Education, or CIHE, from Boston College in the United States, hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and supported by the Innovation, Higher Education and Research for Development, or IHERD, programme of the Swedish International Development Agency. More...

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Europe to recruit top brains from South Korea

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Carmen Paun. The European Research Council, or ERC, will be able to recruit top young scientists from South Korea following an agreement signed by the European Commission and the South Korean government in Brussels. The agreement will make it easier for South Koreans to join research teams led by ERC grantees and to be funded by the ERC for six to 12 months. More...

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Open Doors – Foreign students flock to America

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. Higher education institutions across the United States have experienced an astonishing 40% increase in international student enrolments over the past decade. In the current academic year, nearly 820,000 foreigners are studying in US universities and colleges, a record number and up from less than 590,000 10 years ago. Despite the huge rise in numbers, overseas students still comprise less than 4% of America’s 21 million enrolments in higher education and while the number of internationally mobile students around the world has doubled over the past decade, the US share has actually decreased by 10%. More...

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Minister retracts budgetary change for mobile students

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. Denmark’s Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education Morten Østergaard has announced that he will retract a proposal to fundamentally change the budgeting system for international students and for Danish students abroad – at least, in the way it was proposed. The retraction followed sharp warnings from universities. As reported by University World News, the ministry, which has been working on a new “Action Plan for Internationalisation”, announced in early autumn that the budgeting system for students in and out of Denmark would be changed. More...

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Exporting Education

By . Online courses are taking off in developing countries, but there’s a major downside.
Time zones away from the quads of Cambridge, Mass., and Palo Alto, Calif., there’s a curious educational evolution happening. Though the modern massive open online course movement (MOOCs) originated in North America, two-thirds of their users live abroad—in places like Rwanda, China, and Brazil. More...

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Four higher ed innovations Canada might consider

Macleans LogoBy Josh Dehaas. Canada has fallen behind or is at risk of falling behind other countries in education and training if we don’t get our act together. That was a common theme at two conferences last week in Toronto, one hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, which is developing a Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education, and the other by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, a provincial agency that does research and offers policy advice to government. Speakers from several countries offered innovative ideas worth considering. Here are four of the most intriguing. More...

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Canadian visas send the wrong message to Mexico

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy Jeffrey Simpson. Muchas gracias, Rob Ford. Toronto’s big enchilada has put Canada on the map in Mexico, where Canada usually struggles to gain attention. In Mexico, honest politicians try to stop drugs; the Toronto mayor uses them. That’s news in Mexico, as Mr. Ford’s fabrications, drug use and drinking binges have been in many countries. At least temporarily, the mayor’s behaviour replaces another “ugly Canadian” story that’s become a staple in Mexico. More...

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Will these ideas reform higher education?

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy James Bradshaw. Can universities and colleges adapt fast enough to meet Canada’s demands? This week, academics and policy makers gathered in Toronto for a pair of overlapping conferences, looking for answers. Schools have been under pressure from students, governments and businesses to revitalize teaching, help address Canada’s perceived skills gap and ensure graduates are ready for jobs. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario and the Conference Board of Canada led a range of discussions. These three ideas could shape higher education in the coming years. More...

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