07 avril 2014

Here’s proof graduates aren’t an underemployed ‘lost generation’

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Alex Usher. Alex Usher is the president of Higher Education Strategy Associates.
For the past couple of years, one of the things that both the Canadian right and left have agreed on is that the transmission belt from higher education to the labour market is broken. For the right, this has been expressed in terms of “skills gaps” (or, when that proved a stretch, “skills mismatches”), which is code for “we need fewer BAs and more college grads.” For the left, the discussion has turned on the theme of a “lost” or “squeezed” generation that is highly skilled but is having its transition to the labour market blocked by government austerity, temporary foreign workers, etc. Read more...

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Programme de soutien à des participations conjointes franco-helléniques au sein d'Erasmus + - Appel 2015, Masters Communs

Le ministère en charge de l'Enseignement supérieur et l'ambassade de France en Grèce proposent un programme de soutien à l'ouverture de formations de niveau master en partenariat  franco-hellénique à d'autres partenaires. Objectif : présenter des projets dans le cadre du programme européen Erasmus +. Date limite de dépôt des dossiers : 15 juin 2014.
Des masters communs avec la Grèce
La France est le premier pays à avoir, dès 2002, mis en place des masters communs avec la Grèce. Elle reste le premier partenaire de la Grèce en termes de formations en partenariat, aux niveaux masters et cotutelles de thèses. Le lancement, au sein du programme Erasmus+, d’un dispositif visant à soutenir des formations partenariales au niveau master (Joint master degrees), offre l’occasion à cette coopération franco-hellénique de s’ouvrir à d’autres partenaires, notamment dans le cadre de l’espace européen de l’enseignement supérieur.

Calendrier

  • Fin de dépôt des dossiers : 15 juin 2014.
  • Résultats de la sélection : juillet 2014

Les projets sélectionnés obtiendront un soutien pour préparer leur candidature à l’appel 2015 Erasmus, qui s’ouvrira fin 2014.

Contacts

Sur ERASMUS+ :
Agence Europe-Education-Formation France
Hélène Pinaud
+33 5 56 00 94 76
Sur la coopération franco-hellénique (ex : recherche de partenaires) :
Ambassade de France en Grèce/ SCAC
Smartin Diaz
0030 210 33 98 662.

Répondre à l'appel à candidatures
Présentation de l'appel
Les masters communs au sein d’Erasmus +
Formulaire de candidature
Les projets sont à soumettre avant le 15 juin 2014 à :
Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche/DREIC
Pernette Lafon 01 55 55 09 06
et
Ambassade de France en Grèce/ SCAC Smartin Diaz 0030 210 33 98 662.

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Jonathan Urges Universities To Generate Additional Revenue For Research, Capital Devt

By . President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday insisted that the task of funding universities in Nigeria could not be left to government alone, advising university administrators in the country to continue to seek other  ways of generating additional revenue needed to fund Research and Capital Development in their institutions. More...

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Immediate attention on research,teaching required in universities

http://www.thenews.com.pk/images/h1_11.jpgBy Myra Imran. According to 2013 Global Think Tanks Index Report, 4 out of top 100 think tanks of the world and 4 out of top 65 defence and national security think tanks are from South Asia. Among these think tanks, no one is from Pakistan except one among 70 environment think tanks. The information was shared by Muhammad Feyyaz, from National Management College, Lahore, at a consultation on the topic of ‘Research and Teaching of Conflict Studies and Conflicts in Pakistan’, organised by Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) in collaboration with Open Society Foundations (OSF). Read more...

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Do the Math: Free Public Higher Education Should be Considered

By Susan Meisenhelder. The notion of free public higher education might elicit scoffs upon initial suggestion, but given the soaring student loan debts, the idea is one that begs further investigation. Student loan debt hit the $1 trillion mark last year, helping it retain its place as the fastest growing consumer debt, and what's more, about 11.5 percent of student loan balances are more than 90 days delinquent or in default, according to a recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. More...

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Academics slam Unionist ‘hyperbole’ over education

Two leading Scottish academics have criticised a Westminster-backed report claiming that Scottish universities would face being frozen out by other higher education institutions in the rest of the UK after independence.
A report by the Scottish Affairs Committee published more than two weeks ago said that separating from the UK would damage Scottish higher education and research. More...

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Baguio universities adopt new academic calendar

Two big universities here have applied for an academic calendar shift by opening classes in August following top universities in Metro Manila.
Saint Louis University (SLU) and the University of Baguio (UB) will be joining University of the Philippines (UP)-Baguio as the three universities in the city will now open their classes on August, according to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) regional office. More...

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Morocco’s Minister of Education: French is No Longer Valid, English is the Solution

Morocco World NewsBy . Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi announced that the government is moving to boost the position of English in Moroccan universities, stressing that English is the language of scientific research, and it is believed to be the solution in Morocco’s education system.
After the Secretary General of the Independence Party Hamid Chabat called for the adoption of English instead of French as the second official language in Morocco, Daoudi announced that the government is to adopt English in Moroccan universities. More...

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Instant e-libraries for Myanmar universities

. Universities in Myanmar have been given e-libraries with hundreds of thousands of digital books and academic journals to help them catch up after decades of isolation under military rule. The University of Yangon and University of Mandalay have switched on these instant library collections, which represent another sign of how the country - also known as Burma - is opening up to outside influences. More...

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University census date arrives: One in five students quit by first year

By . It is the great university purge. The university census date arrives on Monday, when students can drop out without having to pay fees.
Nationwide, nearly one in five domestic students will probably leave their studies by the end of their first year. Up to 13,000 of these undergraduates change courses or institutions, latest Department of Education figures show, but more than 27,000 first-year students abandon their university dreams. Read more...

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