29 avril 2014

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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More UK students consider study abroad, but US numbers drop

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. The number of British students considering study overseas has increased by 17% in a year to more than one in three, a report by Education Intelligence, the British Council's higher education research division, has found. A survey of 2,630 UK students found that 37% were considering overseas study, compared with 20% in March 2013. Read more...

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The Disgraceful State of Higher Education in Ethiopia: How TPLF/EPRDF Killed Higher Learning

IndepthAfricaBy Alem Mamo. TPLF/EPRDF’s major bragging source over the last number of years has been its ‘achievements’ in the education sector, particularly in university education. The ruling group constantly brandishes its statics about the ‘expansion’ of higher learning in Ethiopia. What is not included in the fraudulent statistics is the obliteration of quality and depth of teaching and learning in these so-called ‘universities.’  As we have seen in most of the TPLF/EPRDF failed and corrupt policies the establishment of these so called ‘universities’ is nothing more than a construction contract to its own business conglomerates and university administration appointment to its loyal cadres. More...

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Universities losing race against Asia

By Nicholas Jones. Study of rankings looks at why institutions in NZ and Australia are being overtaken. Hundreds of millions of dollars being pumped into Asian universities are one reason Australasian institutions have dropped in international rankings, a new analysis says.
A number of different international university rankings are published annually, with reaction focused on how New Zealand institutions have fared compared with the previous year. More...

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