31 décembre 2013

An Irish degree is aligned to the needs of industry

By Aanchal Bedi. Contemporary modern cities with an unspoilt countryside, cityscapes steeped in history and a rich natural habitat, Ireland is not just a holiday destination. It is now attracting international students for the quality education it offers. Nationals from over 80 countries do not ­require a visa to study in the country.The graduate work visa  also  allows graduates to remain in Ireland after completing their studies to seek employment. More...

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Foreign universities: Much ado about nothing

By Sabria S. Jawhar. While governments around the world are eagerly finding ways to attract top universities to open branch campuses in their countries, Saudi Arabia continues to struggle to find credible institutions that will conform to our customs and traditions.
Apart from this sensitivity issue, presumably there’s an unwillingness to accept the rich benefits of a foreign university campus unless there are strings attached every step of the way.
Today, the Ministry of Higher Education is considering dozens of applications by foreign universities to open branch campuses in Saudi Arabia. More...

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Latin Americans Head to Spain for Business School

New York TimesBy Christopher F. Schuetze. After seven years of working in management in the United States, Joana Jo Fratini started making plans a couple of years ago to return home to Brazil. Like a growing number of Latin Americans over the past decade, Ms. Fratini, who already has an undergraduate economics degree from Pennsylvania State University, opted to start her re-entry by earning an M.B.A. in Spain. More...

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Higher Education Authority publishes new system for measuring third-level institutes’ performance

By Dick Ahlstrom. Ratings scheme allows for different college goals. The performance of each of Ireland’s third-level institutions can be compared in unprecedented detail with the introduction of a new performance-profiling system published today by the Higher Education Authority. While it effectively allows a form of “ranking” of Irish institutions, this is not the intent behind the system, according to the team that developed it. More...

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Indian students spend more than Rs 10,000 crore on foreign education every year - ASSOCHAM study

Lack of quality higher education opportunities in India, has made nearly eight lakh Indian students spend over Rs. 10,000 crore in 2012-13 on studies abroad emphasising the need for completely deregulating the education sector and opting in a big way for public private partnerships (PPP), according to a recent study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
A recent assessment by ASSOCHAM called "Funds flows out of India for Higher Education-2013" reveals that the country needs quality institutes at par with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for students wanting to pursue careers in management, accounting, engineering and chartered accountancy. This would not only limit the outgo of foreign exchange but also spread global standards within the country increasing employability of the students in the industry and research institutions. More...

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Navigate the Financial Aid Process at U.S. Colleges

U.S. News CompassBy Amy Rader Kice. When it comes to finding scholarships and financial aid for international students at American universities, there is good news and bad news. More...

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A working relationship in education

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Orla Kelly. If we are to become a global leader in innovation, businesses must do more to harness the knowledge produced by the UK’s higher education institutions, says Orla Kelly. When it comes to innovation the UK is ranked among the best in the world. In fact, in the 2013 Global Innovation Index, the UK sits third – deservedly so, for a country which can claim the world wide web, the discovery of DNA and the invention of the ARM chip found in most smart phones. Read more...

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Martin 'A full-time issue with a part-time solution'

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Philip Hallam. Recent statistics on graduate employment back the need for greater emphasis on alternative routes to higher education; in particular part-time study, says Philip Hallam. Recent figures from the ONS have revealed that 47 per cent of graduates are employed in roles that do not require “skills developed on a university degree course”. It’s a statistic that should prompt those who care about higher education to pause for thought. Read more...

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http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy David Ellis. Get some work experience and buy yourself a calendar, but don't forget to take advantage of the student experience, says David Ellis. We made it: the end of the year. Tonight, we’re positively encouraged to take ourselves apart so we can wake in the morning with groggy designs to reassemble for the better. Read more...

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The revolution shaking up business education

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Julia Tyler. Big data will rapidly revolutionise the business school curriculum; students and schools will need to adapt quickly to stay ahead, says Julia Tyler. It is estimated there are more than 2.5 quintillion data bytes of “big data” moving among us every day. Every time we use Facebook, Twitter, Google, the Web, YouTube, a tablet device, a mobile phone, GPS, email, or any digital social media platform to communicate, make purchases, or conduct business, we are manoeuvring the virtual tsunami of data bytes washing across the globe. Read more...

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