11 mai 2014

University competition on fees gets Christopher Pyne's support

By Tim Dodd. Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has come out strongly in support of allowing Australia's universities and colleges to compete on price by deregulating what fees they can charge students.
In a speech on Thursday that sets the scene for the biggest reforms to higher education in a generation to be announced in the budget, Mr Pyne will say that price competition, freedom from red tape, and giving transparent information to students about study options are critical to improving Australia's higher education system. Read more...

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Using Microsoft products may be unethical for universities

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Adam Fish, The Conversation. Universities and researchers all over the world have a problem with Microsoft. It’s not just that the company forces expensive and dated software on customers. Using products like Microsoft’s email service Outlook is potentially in breach of the ethical contracts researchers sign when they promise to safeguard the privacy of their subjects.
The revelations about spying by the United States National Security Agency and the United Kingdom’s GCHQ – Government Communications Headquarters – have led people everywhere to ask whether their data is secure. Read more...

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University anytime, anywhere Mohamad Djahanbakhsh

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. The pace of global change in the higher education sector has been so fast and transformational in recent years that the sector’s usual responses will not suffice. Transformational responses are required to stay ahead of the game, particularly in the area of student engagement and retention. Read more...

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The end of academic journal editors?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jüri Allik. The model of scientific publishing where the reader pays for the costs of publishing seems abnormal. It is clear that new knowledge is mainly beneficial to the public. As most science is done with the taxpayer’s money, it would be expected that all scientific results achieved with such support must be publicly available. Read more...

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Still a role for national university rankings

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Bernard Kingston. International university rankings published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS and Times Higher Education dominate media attention and academic discussion to a far greater extent now than a decade ago.
A consequence is the tendency to overlook national league tables such as the pioneering US News and World Report in the United States and, in the United Kingdom, those published by newspapers such as the Guardian and The Times-Sunday Times, and by TheCompleteUniversityGuide, which opens the UK league table season with its publication on 12 May. Read more...

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When higher education's future is uncertain

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy William Patrick Leonard. A few years ago articles in the trade and popular presses touting the United States tertiary education community's environmental sustainability initiatives spoke of a green future. These initiatives proved popular with internal and external stakeholders alike. The green campus movement was minimally disruptive goring few, if any, stakeholders' oxen. Read more...

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Caring professor may be key to how a graduate thrives

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you believe the new Gallup-Purdue Index Report, a study of 30,000 graduates of American colleges on issues of employment, job engagement and wellbeing, it all comes down to old-fashioned values and human connectedness. Read more...

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Student numbers soar by 35%, university funding lags

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gilbert Nganga. Kenya’s public universities admitted record numbers of students last year, beating their fast-growing private sector rivals and defying infrastructure constraints that have been dogging them. New data from the government shows that enrolments to state universities rose by 41%, from 195,428 in 2012 to 276,349 by the end of last year. Read more...

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Higher education could help solve the job crisis – Report

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. Graduate unemployment rates have spiralled across Sub-Saharan Africa as too few graduates gain the skills needed to find work. In many countries employers complain of a lack of basic, technical and transferable skills, says a new report by the British Council. Read more...

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Higher education challenges post-2015 – UNESCO

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. Unequal access to university education is likely to persist in most countries globally despite concerted attempts to expand opportunities by 2030, according to a UNESCO Position Paper on Education Post-2015.
It warns that the problem will not be limited to scarcity of places: there will also be a knowledge divide caused by lack of chances to acquire skills in technology.
Notably, considerable disparities will be experienced in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where the total number of entrants to education declines steeply as students move from primary to higher levels of education, in comparison to other regions of the world.
The crux of the matter, says the position paper, is that the quality of schooling in many countries has continued to suffer from limited learning resources, teacher shortages, teacher absenteeism, and distance and safety to travel to and from school. Read more...

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