24 mai 2014

Report claims Turkish universities need 45,000 more academics

Cihan Haber Ajansı LogoThe president of the Higher Education Board (YÖK) Prof. Gökhan Çetinsaya announced on Monday the completion of a report examining the state of higher education in Turkey over the last 30 years, which concludes that Turkish universities are in need of 45,000 more academic staff.
Presenting a comprehensive analysis on the past, present and future of Turkish higher education, the report -- titled “Growth, Quality and Internationalization: A Road Map for Higher Education in Turkey” -- claims that the low number of academic staff in Turkey compared to the size of the student body poses a serious threat to future quality in higher education. More...

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Chilean activist destroys student debt papers worth $500m

The IndependentBy Neela Debnath. An activist in Chile has burnt documents representing $500 million (£300 million) worth of student debt during a protest at Universidad del Mar. Francisco Tapia, who is also known as “Papas Fritas”, claimed that he had “freed” the students by setting fire to the debt papers or “pagarés”.
Mr Tapia has justified his actions in a video he posted on YouTube on Monday 12 May, which has since gone viral and garnered over 55,000 views. More...

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Higher education is about more than jobs

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Nevena Vuksanovic. Education has come to be understood solely as an economic good rather than a tool for social development. Education markets have been established following an instrumentalist approach that views education purely as an economic good and resource for prosperity. This industry-oriented education approach was initially applied to vocational education and training. During the 1990s this approach expanded to higher education as neo-liberalism, in which economic growth was considered the only possible way of maintaining prosperity, took hold. Read more...

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Higher education: The age of Pyne the destroyer begins

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Simon Marginson, The Conversation. In Hinduism Lord Brahma is the creator, Lord Vishnu is the preserver, and Lord Shiva is the destroyer and transformer. Here are rich models for contemporary leaders, whether they were raised in the Hindu tradition or not. Australia’s Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne plans to leave his mark on higher education and research in Australia. Read more...

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Improve grades – make core texts available

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Phil Gee. In 2011, Plymouth University worked with Cengage Learning to set up a scheme to give all our new psychology students their core texts as e-books. In a recent survey, 60% of first-year psychology students said that this had influenced their decision to apply to the university. Read more...

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Moving past denial in open access publishing

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Andrea Hacker. It is said that all new ideas go through three phases: first they are ridiculed, then strongly opposed, before being finally accepted as self-evident. In the last couple of years, open access publishing seems to have left stage one behind and is now approaching stage three due to significant changes in the realms of funding policies, laws, library infrastructure and in the attitudes of academics. Read more...

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Reforming higher education with transparency

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Rahul Choudaha. Is the Indian institute of technology a university? What is the difference between a deemed-to-be-university and a state private university? How does the University of Pune ‘affiliate’ more than 600 colleges? How does the authority and control of multiple regulatory bodies differ?
These are some of the confusing and frustrating questions that researchers, policy-makers and foreign institutions who are interested in India have to confront. Read more...

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Part-time student numbers tumble in England

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Nic Mitchell. A third of students at English universities study part-time, but numbers are falling and the decline accelerated between 2011 and 2013 – to the alarm of policy-makers who fear the downward spiral could harm the economic recovery. Read more...

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New research, HE, development and innovation project

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sharon Dell. Higher education and research policy-makers and senior managers from nine developing countries in Africa and South East Asia converged on the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, last week for the launch of a unique executive leadership programme that aims to build capacity at national and institutional levels. The training is one stream of a Research, Higher Education, Development and Innovation – RHEDI – project also launched last week. Read more...

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Tenure-track programme for junior scientists a first

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Michael Gardner. The Max Planck Society has joined forces with Technische Universität Munchen to launch an ambitious programme for junior scientists incorporating a tenure track career system. The scheme is the first of its kind in Germany. Under the new system the Max Planck Society, or MPG, and the university in Munich will jointly appoint outstanding young scientists – from Germany or from around the world – as Max Planck Research Group Leaders in tenure track assistant professorships at the university. Read more...

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