29 avril 2014

Riken affair boosts orders for anti-plagiarism software

The Japan TimesA growing number of universities in Japan are introducing software systems to detect plagiarism in academic papers amid the evolving controversy over the “STAP cell” papers produced by Riken, the state-backed research institute.
Under an ordinance that took effect in April 2013, the education ministry has made it mandatory for all doctoral theses to be published on the Internet, replacing its decades-old rule requiring publication in print.
An official at a company selling plagiarism-checking systems said, “I believe more and more universities are introducing the system because if plagiarism comes to light after the theses are published, the credibility of the university’s oversight will be called into question.” One popular product is iThenticate, which was developed by a U.S. company. More...

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Why India’s universities can’t keep up with the masses

The ConversationBy Pushkar P. How can the Indian government improve the quality of education at the majority of the country’s universities, colleges and institutes? This is more than a question for questioning’s sake: it’s of vital importance in a country of 1.27 billion people, of which half are under the age of 25. Nearly 190 million Indians are aged 18-25. Their numbers will rise until about 2030 after which they will begin to decline. These young women and men will need a college education or vocational training to secure a better future. More...

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Justices approve state's ban on affirmative action

By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY. The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative-action programs Tuesday, upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions.
The 6-2 decision came in a case brought by Michigan, where a voter-approved initiative banning affirmative action had been tied up in court for a decade. Seven other states — California, Florida, Washington, Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma and New Hampshire — have similar bans. Now, others may seek to follow suit. More...

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Higher education in the 20th year of democracy

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. Looking back over two decades of democracy and to challenges ahead, South African vice-chancellors identified six key issues they consider critical to higher education's future health – student access and success, research and postgraduate education, transformation, securing the next generation of academics, institutional diversity, and funding growth. Read more...

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Which way to 2030? Higher education leaders reflect

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Annsilla Nyar. The Third Biennial Research and Innovation Conference of the vice-chancellors' association Higher Education South Africa, or HESA, held from 2-4 April in Pretoria, could be seen as a bold step towards deconstructing the vision of the country's National Planning Commission for the higher education sector. Read more...

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Universities and development – Insights from Europe

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy John Goddard. Opening Higher Education South Africa's 3rd Biennial Research and Innovation Conference, Trevor Manuel – minister in the presidency and chair of the National Planning Commission – challenged South African universities to step up to the plate and actively contribute to the future development of the country and its various local communities. The conference was held in Pretoria from 2-4 April on the theme of “Higher Education Engaging with the National Development Plan: Exploring the possibilities and limits in research and innovation”. Read more...

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Aberystwyth University to open in Mauritius this year

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. Aberystwyth University in Wales is the latest institution to announce plans to open a campus in Mauritius. It expects to launch four undergraduate degrees and one masters programme in September, and to locate in a new residential campus near the capital Port Louis next year.
Working with Mauritius-based Boston Campus Limited, a modern branch campus for up to 2,000 students will be developed at Quartier Militaire, 12 kilometres from the capital Port Louis, in time for the 2015 academic year. Read more...

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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.
The forum provides a platform for sharing knowledge and experience and building partnerships between local and international players. Read more...

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