13 juillet 2014

From higher education legislation to implementation

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yegor Stadny. The lights turned green for Ukrainian universities two weeks ago – parliament adopted a new law, which is a starting point for fundamental change in the country’s higher education system.
University World News has repeatedly written about the major changes the law introduces. However, these fruitful results would not have arisen if it wasn’t for several years of struggle by a considerable number of people. Read more...

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Crunch time for French universities

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Andrew Cotterill and Anjana Selvanathan. Following the election of François Hollande, a tidal wave of reform has been ploughing through the French higher education landscape. Academics have criticised former higher education minister Geneviève Fioraso for her reform, which they believe will lead to a more restrictive and bureaucratic legal system that is ultimately less representative of universities. Read more...

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Student support crucial to offset impacts of fee increases

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. A European Commission international study of nine countries has found that when balanced with student support, increased tuition fees do not have an overall negative impact on higher education enrolments. But it stresses that grants or loans are “crucial” in offsetting negative consequences of fee increases, particularly for vulnerable groups.
Entitled Do Changes in Cost-sharing have an Impact on the Behaviour of Students and Higher Education Institutions?, the report analysed the effects of different models of cost-sharing in higher education (the split between public and private contributions to higher education funding) on students and higher education institutions. Read more...

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European Union exit ‘potentially disastrous’ for higher education

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Nic Mitchell. Universities have warned that a British exit from the European Union would be “potentially disastrous” for higher education and the wider research community. Without membership of the politico-economic union of 28 member states, Britain would not just lose access to billions of euros worth of research grants, but also the power to influence the European regulatory framework with an impact on research and higher education, says the UK HE International Unit. Read more...

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Record 270,000 study abroad through Erasmus in a year

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgA record 270,000 students obtained European Union grants to study or train abroad in 2012-13, according to statistics released by the European Commission last Thursday. The most popular destination countries were Spain, Germany and France.
“Countries sending the highest number of students as a proportion of their graduate population were Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Finland, Latvia and Spain,” according to a commission press release. Read more...

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New partnership to support 10,000 new PhDs in Africa

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. A high-level forum hosted by the Senegalese government in collaboration with the World Bank has recommended training 10,000 new PhD holders in applied sciences, engineering and technology in the next 10 years, in a bid to boost Africa’s capacity for socio-economic transformation and development. Read more...

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Heads of state adopt continental science strategy

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. Heads of state adopted the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa – 2024 at an African Union assembly in Equatorial Guinea late last month. The continental framework is aimed at accelerating transition to innovation-led, knowledge-based economies. Read more...

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International students seek pathway to HE via schools

By Karen MacGregor. An Institute of International Education study has confirmed a rapidly growing number of international students enrolling in United States schools to boost their competitiveness ahead of entering higher education. American universities might need to turn more recruitment attention to foreign students on their doorsteps. Read more...

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Anti-corruption watchdog targets top university

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Some of China’s top universities are coming under scrutiny as part of the country’s anti-corruption drive, with Shanghai’s prestigious Fudan University last week named and shamed by anti-graft watchdog the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Read more...

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Buying a Campus

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBMatt Reed. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that Corinthian starts selling off campuses, like its agreement with the Education Department says it will.
Who would buy them? And what would they get?
I don’t mean those questions as gotchas; I mean them at face valueRead more...

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