14 septembre 2014

Education at a Glance – Attainment and employment

By Wachira Kigotho. Investing in higher education in the 34 country members of the OECD is being rewarded with good returns. Despite slow recovery from the financial crisis, on average 80% of tertiary-educated people are employed compared to less than 60% of people with below upper secondary education. Read more...

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The shifting sands of international student mobility

By Karen MacGregor. The importance of regional over global student mobility is growing, according to the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2014. The trend is reflected in the increasing internationalisation of tertiary enrolment in OECD countries as well as high intra-regional student mobility. Patterns of student mobility are shifting, with new destinations emerging. Read more...

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Educational upward mobility slowing – OECD report

By Karen MacGregor. Educational upward mobility has started to slow in the industrialised world, according to the OECD’s new Education at a Glance 2014 report. The share of people with lower qualifications than their parents is rising – even though higher education pays off more than ever before – and “inequalities between tertiary-educated adults and the rest of society are growing”. Read more...

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China supports new academy for science and technology

By Wagdy Sawahel. In cooperation with China, Algeria plans to set up an academy for science and technology, in an effort to boost the role of research in developing a knowledge-based economy.
The new academy was one of the projects included in a 4 September China-Algeria science, technology and higher education cooperation agreement, according to a report published by China Network. Read more...

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Oslo’s global advisors ‘build a ladder to the stars’

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Two years ago the University of Oslo appointed a high-profile international strategic advisory board to propose how to increase its global visibility as a leading research-intensive university by 2020. Last week the board delivered its report, Build a Ladder to the Stars. Read more...

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‘Traditional’ academics are an endangered species

By Geoff Maslen. Described as a ‘news alert’, the document titled “Changes in the composition of Australia’s higher education workforce” presents an alarming picture of increasingly casualised academic staff holding short-term positions. Read more...

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Postgraduates – Public good or job qualification?

By David Jobbins. An international study of postgraduate education has produced evidence of considerable challenges over a range of countries, from emerging economies to the most developed in North America and Europe. Read more...

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Can Asia lead the future global knowledge economy?

By Yojana Sharma. Asian economies can draw on the demographic advantages of a youthful population in some countries, a growing middle-class, an expanding services sector and creative industries to leapfrog more advanced countries and take the lead in the “knowledge-based economy of the future”, says a just-released report from the Asian Development Bank, or ADB. Read more...

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Hey, Princeton: Consider competencies

eCampus NewsBy Michelle R. Weise. With A’s doled out in almost half of all undergraduate courses—compared to only 15 percent in 1961— have grades become meaningless?
Ten years ago, Princeton University began limiting the A-range awards in each course to 35 percent. In recent news, the university is likely to reverse efforts to curb grade inflation and instead allow academic departments to set their own grading standards. More...

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The makings of a “One Day University”

eCampus NewsBy . Top university professors launch single-day “universities” for adult learners. Bonnie Blank is about 40 years older than a traditional college student, but she hasn’t stopped going to class. More...

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