04 mai 2014

Hard Evidence: are universities getting more money for teaching?

The ConversationBy Claire Crawford and Rowena Crawford. The raising of the cap on tuition fees charged by universities in England to £9,000 per year in 2012 does not currently look like it will save the government much money – but it has led to a substantial increase in the funds universities receive to teach undergraduates. That is the finding of new research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, funded by Universities UK. More...

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Why China wants African students to learn Mandarin

The ConversationBy Kenneth King. While China’s dramatic economic and trade impact on Africa has caught global attention, there has little focus on its role in education.
But there are important questions raised by China’s education push into Africa. Why does China run one of the world’s largest short-term training programmes, with plans to take 30,000 Africans to China between 2013 and 2015? Why does it give generous support to 38 Confucius Institutes teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture at many of Africa’s top universities from the Cape to Cairo? More...

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NUC Seeks Collaboration with UK Bodies

ThisDay LiveThe National Universities Commission (NUC) is collaborating with the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education to further standardise the nation’s tertiary institutions in line with emerging trends.
The Chairman of NUC Board, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, disclosed this yesterday in London in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) following a presentation by Eagle Scientific, a UK based education equipment company.
Ali, who alongside other NUC officials visited some UK higher education agencies including the Association of Commonwealth Universities, said  the move was to seek for synergy especially in quality assurance. More...

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Universities limit tenured positions

Korean colleges are hiring more professors on nonguaranteed contracts, as government-led college restructuring has been straining budgets, recent data has shown.
According to a survey last week by local media, at least 38.8 percent of newly hired professors this year had nonguaranteed contracts. Considering that few colleges reveal information about their new faculty members’ contracts, the actual number is likely to be much higher.
None of the 32 new professors at Sangmyung University Cheonan Campus, and only one new faculty member of Pai Chai University were on tenure track. More...

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Sharp rise in student applications in Wales

By Gareth Evans. 25,511 students accepted on to full-time degree and higher national diploma courses in Wales in September 2013 - a 5.7% rise on 2012. The number of students accepted by Welsh universities last year increased by almost 6%, figures published yesterday have shown. Statistics released by the Welsh Government show there were 25,511 students accepted on to full-time degree and higher national diploma courses in Wales in September 2013. The figure represented a 5.7% rise on 2012 entry and an increase of 37.7% compared to 2000. The majority - 52.4% - were women. Read more...

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Education Minister Fires University Rector for Plagiarism

The education and science minister has fired the rector of the Russian State Social University after she was alleged to have heavily plagiarized her doctoral thesis, a news report said.
The dissertation of Lidia Fedyakina, who was appointed rector in 2012, contained "serious flaws" and a number of "incorrect borrowings," Izvestia reported Tuesday, citing a report by the Higher Attestation Committee, which reviewed the thesis at a meeting on Sunday. More...

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MOOC providers versus sceptics at 'Going Global'

By Karen MacGregor. MOOC providers went head-to-head with developing world academics at the “Going Global” conference in Miami over the opportunities and threats posed by massive open online courses. South African Vice-chancellor Adam Habib called for a conversation on how “to use innovation in a way that supports the global academy of commons rather than simply advancing the individual aspirations of institutions”. Read more...

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Young universities show fastest routes to world-class status

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Universities searching for the shortest possible route to becoming world-class are looking at the best 'young' universities – those established less than 50 years ago – for lessons on how to 'leapfrog' to the top. Read more...

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Interesting times ahead as higher education goes global

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. The sheer scale and mobility of higher education, its continued growth as student populations soar in emerging nations, the world's transforming demography and unpredictability, and a sector grappling with change in the face of an avalanche of innovation while struggling to prove its worth, were highlighted at the “Going Global” conference in Miami last week – suggesting interesting times ahead for higher education. Read more...

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Countries not monitoring study abroad scholarships

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. There are some 183 nationally funded scholarship programmes for outward student mobility around the globe, with 52% of the world's countries – 102 in all – offering at least one. Yet measuring the impacts and effectiveness of scholarship schemes is rare, according to a study of 11 countries released at the “Going Global” conference in Miami last week. Read more...

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