05 avril 2014

1,300 universities, one shared fear: the commodification of education

By . IAU study identifies threats and opportunities of internationalisation. Universities across the world fear the “commodification and commercialisation of education”, according to a new survey. The International Association of Universities has polled 1,336 institutions across 131 countries to gauge their views on the internationalisation of higher education – through placements abroad, research collaboration and overseas students. More...

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Gowns and mortarboards ‘could be compulsory’ under Gove

By Avril Olof. Proposals part of raft of measures on the table if education secretary gains HE. Students could be asked to wear gowns and mortarboards on campus in plans by education secretary Michael Gove to “restore rigour” to higher education, the Times Higher Education has learned. According to a leaked memo seen by THE, the minister is looking at introducing the strict dress code across all universities over concerns over the “scruffy” clothes worn on campus. More...

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UK has ‘lowest drop-out rate in Europe’

By . The UK has the lowest higher education drop-out rate in Europe, a new study shows. Just 16 per cent of students at universities, colleges and technical training institutions in the UK leave their courses before finishing, according to the analysis by Sylke Schnepf, lecturer in social statistics at the University of Southampton. More...

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England sees 24 per cent drop in students from European Union

By . Fall is major factor in student numbers from abroad dropping for first time in almost three decades. The number of overseas higher education students studying in England declined in 2012-13 for the first time in 29 years – but students from the European Union have turned their backs on English institutions far more than those from elsewhere in the world. More...

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Osborne praises doctoral training centres

By . George Osborne has predicted that 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training will “inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers”. The centres will train 1,100 postgraduates in engineering and science subjects. More...

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Vice-chancellors 'paid £255,000 as student fees rocketed'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. Research by Times Higher Education magazine shows vice-chancellors saw pay packages increase to record levels last year, with five handed at least £400,000. The head of one of Britain’s top universities was paid almost £470,000 in the year that student tuition fees soared almost three-fold, it emerged today. Read more...

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New universities to be built in county towns and coastal resorts

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. David Willetts, the Universities Minister, unveils plans to create new university campuses in areas identified as higher education "cold spots" such as Shrewsbury. The Coalition has signalled the biggest growth in universities for more than 20 years with plans to create dozens of new campuses in higher education “cold spots”. Read more...

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Plan for 'Sharia-compliant' student loans to get more Muslims into university

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. The Universities Minister unveils plans for ‘Sharia-compliant’ student loans amid fears Muslims are being put off degree courses by the higher education finance system. A new system of “Sharia-compliant” student loans is to be launched to allow more Muslim students to go to university, it has been announced. Read more...

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How have tuition fees affected students?

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgTuition fees have not put students off university - but they are deterring them from some institutions.
Labour have pledged to cut tuition fees to £6,000 – and possibly lower – as new data shows so many students are forecast to default on their loans. Yesterday Douglas Alexander confirmed that cuts to tuition fees will appear in the Labour manifesto - a policy first floated by Ed Miliband in 2011. The new cap will probably be £6000, althought it could be as low as £4,000. More...

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Canadian job skills mismatch: truth or science fiction?

CBC.caBy Don Pittis. Canada's job numbers come out today. But can they say what jobs will be important in 10 years.
When award-winning Canadian science fiction writer Karl Schroeder was growing up in Brandon, Man., his dad got into a profession that everyone said would be the job of the future: repairing televisions. Within 10 years, it was a job of the past. That’s why Schroeder laughs when he hears about the debate over the skills mismatch in the Canadian workforce.

Schroeder's day job is as a senior foresight strategist at Idea Couture, a booming consulting firm in an old glass factory in the heart of Toronto's Chinatown. More...

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