07 avril 2014

Universities across continents explore Glocal Classroom

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. Four universities on four continents have embarked on a programme to share expertise and best practices in blending classroom and virtual teaching and learning experiences. The universities of Stellenbosch in South Africa, Guelph in Canada, Malmo in Sweden and Flinders in Australia kicked off the first of four conferences on transforming education through technological innovation on 25-26 March at the Wallenberg Research Centre in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Read more...

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New minister for HE and research in enlarged ministry

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jane Marshall. France has a new government, including a new minister in charge of higher education and research. Genevieve Fioraso has been replaced by Benoit Hamon, who takes over an enlarged Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research. Hamon (47) joins the government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who has replaced Jean-Marc Ayrault following poor results for the Socialist Party of President Francois Hollande in municipal elections at the end of March. Read more...

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Mega-reforms to HE proposed by quality commission

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. Denmark's Quality Commission has proposed sweeping reforms to higher education, in its first report released last Thursday. Among them are tougher admission requirements and the extension of bachelor degrees to four years of full-time study. The response from universities and students has been negative. Read more...

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Students moving abroad risk arrest for loan defaulting

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. New Zealanders with student loans now run the risk of arrest if they move overseas and get behind on their loan repayments. From 1 April, the Inland Revenue Department gained the power to seek arrest warrants for overseas-based borrowers with significant arrears. Read more...

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Are university rankings just the tip of an education data iceberg?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor – Global Editor. In Commentary, Ellen Hazelkorn argues that despite their crude simplicity and biases, university rankings have become game changers – and they are probably just the beginning as new ratings systems appear on the global higher education scene. Anita Gopal suggests that Canada considers moral issues of brain drain and provides more resources to support the large number of international students it is attracting. Read more...

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Fees, tough visa rules blamed for foreign students dip

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. A dip in international student recruitment - the first fall for 29 years - is raising questions for English universities and the United Kingdom government. A study by the funding body for English universities demonstrates that growth in entrants to postgraduate taught courses in England fell by 1% (1,000 students) between 2010-11 and 2012-13. Universities elsewhere in the UK were not included. Read more...

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Liberals axe graduate tax rebate

The Chronicle HeraldThe provincial Liberals have eliminated a tax rebate that provided up to $15,000 to post-secondary graduates.
The graduate retention rebate was intended to act as an incentive for young people to remain in Nova Scotia after graduation.
Finance Minister Diana Whalen told reporters during the release of the provincial budget that the rebate was scrapped because it wasn’t serving its purpose. More...

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Diminishing Returns to Higher Education

The U.S. Census Bureau has updated its data (Excel Spreadsheet) showing the percentage of Americans, Age 25 or older, who have attended four or more years of college. Our first chart shows how those figures have changed since 1940 for American men and women.
We observe that there are approximately six times the percentage of Americans who have completed at least four years of college in 2013 than there were in 1940. More...

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Vom Land in die Großstadt - Hong-Kong-Auslandssemester-Check

Studieren im Ausland – eine wahrlich große Herausforderung, verbunden mit viel Impressionen und Erlebnissen, wo man sich persönlich besser kennen lernen kann.
Ich bin 22 Jahre alt und bin im 4. Semester meines Studiums „Marketing und Electronic Business“ angelangt. Mein Weg führt mich nach Hong Kong, die Finanzmetropole Asiens, mein Auslandssemester steht an.
Viele Freunde und Studienkollegen haben mich im Vorhinein gefragt, warum ich gerade Asien für mein „exchange semester abroad“ ausgewählt habe. Ich antwortete stets: „Mal was Außergewöhnliches machen, nicht einfach nur in Europa bleiben, da fahr ich auf Urlaub auch hin“. Mehr...

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Preparing for Greek Universities Costing Families Around €14,000

News from GreeceBy Konstantinos Menzel. Students and families with expectations of attending a university or a technological educational institute (TEI) in Greece is a definite effort that requires sacrifices from all the family. It is estimated that the preparation of a student for the forthcoming entrance examinations to pursue Greek higher education is setting the family at least €14,000 back. See more...

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