02 mars 2014

The rise of ‘educational sovereignty’

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser, The Chronicle of Higher Education. For the past several decades, many international branch campuses have operated without much oversight from their home countries and with a sense of diplomatic immunity in their host countries.
[This is an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, America’s leading higher education publication. It is presented here under an agreement with University World News.]
Recently, however, some countries are following the lead of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore, and have created structures to regulate foreign education providers within their borders, often giving them special status in the national education system. Read more...

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Does English have to be used in transnational HE?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Stephen Wilkins. The drive for increased internationalisation in higher education has taken hold in many countries worldwide. However, there seems to be a widely held assumption that internationalisation means teaching in English as this will be the lingua franca needed by the global citizens of the future. Individuals, universities and governments have all subscribed to this view. Read more...

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The case for cutting PhD programmes

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy William Patrick Leonard. The United States’ economic recovery has buoyed its employment market. While the nation’s unemployment rate is still relatively high, it is lower than the job market for doctorally-prepared faculty. That market has an oversupply of jobseekers. This supply-demand misalignment has drawn the attention of the Council of Graduate Schools. With foundation aid, it is embarking on a year-long feasibility study following the careers of PhD graduates from among its 500 member institutions. Read more...

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Liberal arts education makes a comeback

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alya Mishra. There has been a spate of new universities in India championing the cause of liberal arts education. While most are in the private sector, they all share certain characteristics – they claim to provide a multidisciplinary approach, state-of-the-art infrastructure, international collaboration and student exchange, and freedom for academics to innovate. Read more...

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Geopolitical tensions versus boosting foreign student numbers

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Suvendrini Kakuchi. Japan’s universities are hoping the country’s reputation as a modern democracy and a high tech magnet in Asia can attract an increasing number of overseas students. But its plan to boost foreign student numbers, announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month, could be jeopardised by rising political tension between Japan and its closest East Asian neighbours, which send the largest number of students to Japanese universities. Read more...

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China’s rapid rise in global science and engineering

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. In the last 10 years China has made formidable progress in science and engineering fields and it is now the world’s third largest producer of peer-reviewed research articles after the European Union and United States, according to a major report published by the US National Science Foundation. According to Science and Engineering Indicators 2014, out of the world’s 827,705 articles published in 2011, researchers in the combined 28 European Union countries produced 254,482 articles (31%), the United States 212,394 (26%), China 89,894 (11%) and Japan 47,106 (6%). Read more...

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Private HE must up quality, not profits – President

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Francis Kokutse. Efforts to expand tertiary education through the participation of the private sector should not only be an opportunity for private institutions to make money – it should also lead to the provision of quality education, Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has said. Read more...

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US university to open campus in Mexico, making history

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. Mexico’s higher education institutions serve more than 2.5 million students, which is about 30% of the university age population. According to ICEF Monitor, by 2020 the government hopes to expand the figure to 50%. Read more...

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Ecoles des Mines : les frais d'inscription des étudiants s'envolent

Les EchosPar Marie-Christine Corbier. Les droits de scolarité vont quadrupler pour les étrangers, pour compenser la baisse de la subvention de l'Etat. Une association saisit le Conseil d'Etat. Les étudiants étrangers doivent-ils payer des droits de scolarité plus élevés que les étudiants français ? « Oui », répondent les prestigieuses écoles des Mines, regroupées derrière l'Institut Mines-Télécom. « Oui » aussi, estiment les ministères de tutelle de ces écoles (Redressement productif et Budget). Deux arrêtés du 23 décembre dernier, cosignés des deux ministères, prévoient en effet une différenciation des droits de scolarité pour les étudiants français et étrangers (hors Union européenne) dans les écoles de l'Institut Mines-Télécom et les six écoles des Mines qui lui sont rattachées (Paris, Saint-Etienne, Alès, Douai, Nantes, Albi-Carmaux). La hausse des droits de scolarité doit s'appliquer dès la rentrée prochaine. Pour les étudiants français et les ressortissants de l'Union européenne, ils augmenteront de 850 à 1.850 euros. Pour les étrangers, ils passeront de 850 à 3.850 euros. More...

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Big fee rises at elite Mines schools hit non-EU students hardest

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jane Marshall. Fees for French and European students at the elite Écoles des Mines will more than double from the next academic year – but will rise by four-and-a-half times for non-European students. An immigrant support organisation is appealing to France’s State Council to annul the ‘discriminatory, unjust and illegal’ measures. New students enrolling at the prestigious Mines schools of engineering and management will have to pay €3,850 (US$5,256) if they are from countries outside the European Union, and €1,850 if they are French or EU nationals. At present fees for all students are €850 a year. The increases are to compensate for a cut in the state subsidy, according to the daily financial newspaper Les Echos. They will take effect from the 2014-15 academic year and will affect only new students. Read more...

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