04 mai 2014

Building on Brazilian scientific mobility momentum

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Leandro R Tessler. Something happened in 2011 that made Brazil a priority for student exchange for American higher education institutions. Suddenly there was an unprecedented interest in cooperating with Brazil. Some Brazilian institutions started to receive up to a dozen visits from American counterparts per week. Read more...

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Internationalisation under threat from anti-immigration populism

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Simon Marginson. The United Kingdom's higher education system is in an exceptionally strong global position. For decades the nation has been second only to the United States as an attractor of students and other academic talent. Most of the world's 'wannabee' education hubs would settle for a quarter of the existing drawing power of the UK. Read more...

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Reading between the lines – Global internationalisation survey

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Hans de Wit and Jos Beelen. In April the International Association of Universities, or IAU, published its 4th Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education, the fourth since 2003. This overview of trends and issues in the internationalisation of higher education is published every three years and provides valuable insights for scholars and practitioners in international higher education about the priorities, drivers, obstacles, benefits and funding of internationalisation. Read more...

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A unique offer from Cambridge and Oxford

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. More than 11,000 foreign students from outside Europe applied last year to undertake postgraduate study at Oxford University but only 3,500 received offers of a place. A similar number sent applications to Cambridge, Britain's other top university, and most also missed out. Read more...

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Legal training uncertainty as university scraps degree

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Nicola Jenvey. A recent decision by a top South African university to discontinue the bachelor of laws degree in favour of a postgraduate qualification has raised mixed reactions. One academic called on other universities to follow suit as the current system produced “legal barbarians” but the Black Lawyers Association accused the university of “acting inappropriately”. Read more...

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Knowledge and Innovation Communities network expands

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. Europe's Knowledge and Innovation Communities, or KICs, have a potential budget of EUR1 billion (US$1.38 billion) each and the huge collaborative research and postgraduate training networks initiative is well under way. Three KICs have been established and a call for proposals recently went out for another two, with more planned in the coming years. Read more...

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Women's rising education not matched by HE leadership

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Rising incomes and a more youthful population in many countries in South Asia have led to a huge increase in women students. Yet this has not been matched by growth in the number of women in leadership roles at universities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Read more...

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Erasmus+ will support 250,000 Brits to study abroad

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. There will be study or work abroad opportunities for 250,000 Brits between now and 2020, under the Erasmus+ mobility scheme of the European Union, which was launched in London last Monday. Twice as many students going to Britain than UK students going abroad needed to change, said the European Commission's Androulla Vassiliou. Read more...

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Will data protection legislation harm science?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. The European University Association, or EUA, has highlighted potential threats to research posed by the European Parliament's suggested amendments to a proposal for new European data protection regulations. It is also among more than 60 organisations and academics to have signed a joint statement against the rules.
In 2012 the European Commission drafted comprehensive reforms to the European Union's data protection rules to, it said, “strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe's digital economy”. Read more...

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Postgraduate studies shunned as free tuition scrapped

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. The Chinese government's decision to scrap free tuition for postgraduate studies – including masters degrees and PhDs – is driving more graduating students to enter the job market instead of remaining in higher education. The trend is likely to intensify the graduate unemployment problem in the country this year. Read more...

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