24 août 2014

Scots universities attract more students from EU countries

Herald ScotlandBy Andrew Denholm. THE number of students from European Union countries securing a place at a Scottish university has risen sharply, new figures show. So far, 4,070 students from across the EU have been accepted to study in Scotland, an increase of 10 per cent compared to the same time last year. More...

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Universities chase big defense dollars

Get rate infoSome of the nation’s most elite universities are deep into defense lobbying, often hiring Washington-based firms to press Congress and the Pentagon to fund their science projects. It’s all about Big Research and Big Money. Read more...

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Trickle up – Fee deregulation will only benefit elite

By Janice Dudley, The Conversation. Professor Ian Young, chair of the Group of Eight universities, has argued that fee deregulation will have a positive effect on all universities. The Group of Eight universities will take the opportunity to ‘downsize’, to teach fewer students while increasing the amount spent on each student. Read more...

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Higher education – Vive la technologie?

By Rupert Ward. We live in a world where our lives are being transformed almost daily by technology. In the once hallowed sanctuary of the lecture theatre, a faint hum can now be heard as students busily type notes on their tablet computers. This IT revolution is pounding at the door of higher education across the globe. Read more...

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The knowledge revolution

By Martin Cohen. "The library is the heart of the university," wrote Charles W Eliot, long-time president of Harvard, in 1873. That the history of academic libraries mirrors the development of higher education is an uncontroversial truth. Which is also why, as university courses start to move online, university libraries have been there some time. Read more...

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Reform higher education’s old system of privileges

By Yegor Stadny. The last time Ukrainian cities faced occupation and artillery bombing was during World War II. That was until this spring, when Russia annexed Crimea and started to supply rebels who have occupied large cities in the East of Ukraine. This has changed everyday life for millions of Ukrainian citizens, among them thousands of school-leavers who want to enter university. Read more...

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Rectors’ conference head slams EU funding priorities

By Michael Gardner. A leading German higher education official has spoken out against the European Union’s funding priorities for next year. According to Professor Horst Hippler, president of the German Rectors’ Conference – the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz or HRK – the EU is doing too much for agriculture while neglecting research and innovation. Read more...

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Urgent calls to close the gap between research and teaching

By Jan Petter Myklebust. There is a risk that higher education in Sweden will collapse, warned University Chancellor Harriet Wallberg in a recent article in Dagens Nyheter. “The widening gap between investment in teaching at basic levels and research is creating ever-more distress,” she wrote. Read more...

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Cost rise hits students as university fees freeze ends

By Yojana Sharma. A global quality platform to review non-institutional education providers is to be piloted by America’s Council for Higher Education Accreditation and its International Quality Group. The platform is aimed at protecting students and is a response to the explosion of non-traditional provision – including MOOCs – and increasingly international higher education. Read more...

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Controversial higher education reforms in doubt

By Geoff Maslen. In a universally unpopular budget last May, Australia’s deeply conservative government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced savage cuts to federal spending on universities, higher fees for students and a revised loans system that would have imposed increased costs on students. Read more...

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