15 juin 2014

Challenges, opportunities for Korean student mobility

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Matthew Zingraff and Anne Schiller. International student mobility is on the rise. East Asian students are particularly mobile, and the number electing to remain within the region is growing. Regional education hubs are a means to compete for internationally mobile students.
A case in point is South Korea’s Incheon Global Campus, or IGC, part of a larger business, research and leisure hub in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, near the Incheon metropolitan area. Read more...

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Women do well in academia, but are not yet equal

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gulsun Saglamer. The issue of gender inequality is a problem that is as old as human history and we have reason not to be over-optimistic in our expectations when we remember that women were accepted to colleges and universities only 150 years ago.
Data for academic staff by gender shows patterns of both horizontal segregation, for instance regarding women’s lack of participation in scientific areas, and vertical segregation, which is used to define the difficulties women face in terms of career progression.
The European Commission’s She Figures, which present statistics on gender equality in science, show that women stand less chance of reaching senior levels in higher education and research institutions and also of holding positions of influence through membership of scientific boards. Read more...

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Toyoshi Satow – The new face of global higher education

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Chancellor of JF Oberlin University in Tokyo Dr Toyoshi Satow took over the three-year presidency of the International Association of University Presidents at its 2014 conference held in Yokohama in Japan. He outlined his vision for the IAUP, known as the ‘global voice of higher education’.
UWN: As you take on the IAUP presidency what do you think are the main challenges for university leaders, looking ahead?
Satow: We are all aware the world is rapidly globalising and changing. We are not talking about boundaries any more. We talk about the globe and its citizens. However, we still see many global problems such as complex issues in the world economy, regional or religious conflicts, environmental issues and so forth. Read more...

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Technology will create higher education’s future – IAUP

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Suvendrini Kakuchi. The development of innovation and technology in higher education to meet the world’s rapidly changing needs emerged as the main focus of higher education leaders who gathered in Japan’s port city of Yokohama for the conference of the International Association of University Presidents, or IAUP. 
The theme of the conference was “Creating the Future of Higher Education”, and university presidents have been looking at how universities around the world can collaborate to adapt to an environment that is being transformed by technology and globalisation. Read more...

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Higher education can help liberate women worldwide – Report

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. Higher education has the capacity to become a major liberating force against an epidemic of gender-based violence and systemic poverty, says a key World Bank report that sheds new light on social and economic constraints facing women and girls worldwide. The May report, Voice and Agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity, distils vast data from 128 countries and provides a view on how higher education could reduce the deprivations that prevent women from achieving their potential. Read more...

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Quality must be focus of post-2015 development agenda

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. Measures to improve the quality of education and learning outcomes are set to become a focal point of the post-2015 development agenda, according to Education International, the world’s largest federation representing teacher trade unions.
Addressing delegates attending Educational International’s “Unite for Quality Education” conference held from 27-30 May in Montreal, Canada, the federation’s General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen called for a new push for quality education through enhanced access, innovative resources, teacher education and supportive learning environments. Read more...

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Four-year strategy for human resource development

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. The African Development Bank has approved a four-year ‘Human Capital Strategy’ for 2014-18 that identifies education, skills development, science, technology, innovation and youth employment as areas of urgent priority. Read more...

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Universities will not charge fees for non-Europeans

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. The pilot project in which nine Finnish universities and 10 polytechnics charged tuition fees from some non-European masters students closes at the end of this year. But already most of the institutions have announced that they will not claim fees from students admitted this coming autumn. Read more...

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Rule opens higher education to foreign universities

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Mushfique Wadud. After considerable delay, Bangladesh’s Education Ministry has finally formulated a rule that allows foreign universities, branch campuses or study centres to operate academic activities in the country, fulfilling a long-standing demand by local representatives of foreign universities and some students. Read more...

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Major reform as 600 universities become polytechnics

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. In a bid to reduce the huge number of university graduates with similar academic degrees competing with each other for the same jobs, China has announced that it will turn at least half of its public universities into institutions of applied learning or polytechnics to produce more technically trained graduates. Read more...

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