02 avril 2014

Arab unified model for university governance proposed

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. A unified model for the governance of Arab universities has been proposed, as part of efforts to improve their operation and development. The 22 Arab states have more than 500 universities in eight countries in Africa, six in the Arabian Gulf and eight in Asia. The initiative aimed at tackling Arab higher education challenges, especially in management and organisation, was tabled by the Jordan-based Middle East University at the General Conference of the Association of Arab Universities held in Amman, Jordan, last week. Read more...

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University launches A$98 million greening project

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. In the biggest project of its kind in the southern hemisphere, RMIT University in Melbourne will spend A$98 million (US$90 million) to cut energy and water use as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...

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New targeted inspections in anti-corruption drive

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. China has announced a new round of inspections of science and technology departments in universities, the third 'special inspection' tour to be sanctioned by the Communist Party in recent months in its bid to clamp down on research fund embezzlement and other corrupt practices plaguing high-spending research departments. Read more...

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Universities must share blame for critical skills shortage

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. A World Bank assessment of Sub-Saharan Africa's high-level skills has revealed critical shortages in both numbers and quality - and African universities must share the blame for not meeting the workforce needs of the continent. Read more...

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German support boosts academic staff qualifications

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Fortune Sylivester. Nearly 100 staff at the University of Dar es Salaam have benefited from a German government-supported initiative to assist staff to obtain postgraduate degrees, as the institution pushes to improve the qualifications of its academics. The 98 scholarships through DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, have contributed significantly to the number of PhD holders among faculty at the country's oldest higher education institution since the initiative was launched in 2002. Read more...

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Qualifications authority bill goes to parliament Maina Waruru

By Karen MacGregor. The government has drafted a bill seeking to form a Kenya Qualifications Authority, which will be charged with regulating and standardising all qualifications awarded by universities and colleges. The new authority will take over qualifications tasks currently performed by the Commission for University Education, or CUE. More...

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Former British colonies achieve higher research output

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. Universities and research centres in African nations once ruled by the British are much more scientifically productive than those in former Belgian, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish colonies, according to a just-published study. This is the result of inherited education institutions and an efficient, open and dynamic research model, comparative language advantages, political and economic institutions that support higher education and policies that favour high enrolment levels. Read more...

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Europe expands African harmonisation, quality support

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Ard Jongsma. The European Commission will double the reach of the Harmonisation of African Higher Education and Tuning activities in the next three years, expanding the Tuning work and adding an extra support strand covering quality assurance and accreditation. Read more...

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Urgent need for training to advance intellectual property rights in Africa

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. In Africa Analysis, Chidi Oguamanam describes Africa’s dismal experience with intellectual property rights and the urgent need for more independent and less suspect capacity building on IP.
In Africa Features, Wachira Kigotho reads briefing papers from a high-level World Bank forum in Kigali and finds universities at fault for not meeting the continent’s high-level skills needs. Tunde Fatunde reports on growing anger over a two-month public sector strike in Benin that has closed campuses. Read more...

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Crowdfunding, un nouvel outil pour vos collectes de fonds – Matinale IFFRES

Le 20 mai 2014 à NICE de 13H30 à 16H00 (Maison de l’Environnement – 31, avenue Castellane – 06364 NICE)
Le crowdfunding, un nouvel outil pour vos collectes de fonds
Le « crowdfunding », littéralement « le financement par la foule, par le public », ou en  français « financement participatif », est l’une des formes les plus récentes du fundraising et devient un véritable phénomène participatif en France. Suite...

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