29 avril 2014

Aiming for a slice of the African mobile student pie

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. Africa has a highly mobile student population, with more than 380,000 students abroad. An ambitious higher education hub goal of Mauritius is to grow its international student numbers from a current 1,000 to 100,000, many of them from elsewhere in Africa. Building is under way to provide accommodation and learning facilities as more foreign students enrol, attracted by the solid higher education provided on the island and perhaps especially by the growing number of international universities setting up there. Read more...

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Medine Education Village takes shape across island

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. A common problem for branch campuses is persuading home university academics to teach at them. Not so for universities that have set up in the beautiful, sunny Mauritius. Medine Education Village – an integrated higher education, research and lifestyle development – plans to capitalise on the Indian Ocean island's popular tourist destination status to attract overseas universities and students. Read more...

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HE hub targets universities in France, India and UK

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. Positioning itself at the crossroads between Africa and Asia, Mauritius is also looking north – especially to France and Britain, where it has strong historical ties. Africa's most developed country is striving to become the continent's leading higher education hub.
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The Flagship University: A response to the World Class University paradigm

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy John Aubrey Douglass. It is a familiar if not fully explained paradigm. A World Class University is supposed to have highly ranked research output, a culture of excellence, great facilities, a brand name that transcends national borders. But perhaps most importantly, it needs to sit in the upper echelons of one or more of the world rankings generated each year. That is ultimate proof for many government ministers and for much of the global higher education community. Read more...

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Harmonising academic calendars: A student mobility tool?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Roger Y Chao Jr. The past few months have seen discussions in Asia on harmonising the academic calendar to enhance student mobility, advance internationalisation and even increase mutual recognition of higher education. A number of prestigious universities in the Philippines, for instance Ateneo De Manila University and the University of the Philippines system – with the exception of University of the Philippines, Diliman – and Thailand's universities have implemented a shift in the academic calendar to September and August respectively. Read more...

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Transforming HE from consumer good into social right

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Maria Elena Hurtado. Chile's new centre left president Michelle Bachelet made turning education from a consumer good into a social right a campaign promise. Doing away with 'mercantilism' in education is of the key demands of students who have been campaigning for reforms since 2011. Read more...

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Graduate outlook bleak as unemployment rate soars

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Elvira Ramirez-Cohn. Graduation is usually a time of celebration, with lavish parties and huge banquets hosted by proud families. But the national atmosphere is muted. With graduate unemployment in the Philippines reaching alarming levels, the outlook is poor for the latest crop of around 700,000 students expected to graduate this month, according to trade union statistics. Read more...

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Loans liability after death – should dead students' estates pay their debts?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. Should students be pursued beyond the grave for outstanding loans? The idea has already been floated unofficially in Australia, in a report for the Grattan Institute by Andrew Norton. Now Nick Hillman, director of Britain's Higher Education Policy Institute, discusses its advantages for England in a new study of the UK and Australian loans systems. Read more...

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Research universities to shape Africa's future success

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. Recognition that universities – and research universities in particular – are critical to development and to building knowledge economies will enable Africa to grow its prosperity for the next 50 years, African Union chair Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said last week. Read more...

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Swiss universities forge overseas links post-referendum

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Michael Gardner. In the wake of the Swiss referendum on immigration, the University of Basel has announced an ambitious internationalisation strategy. Other institutions in Switzerland are also eager to cushion the impacts of the referendum on academic exchange. Read more...

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