21 septembre 2014

The Social Dimension in European Higher Education

By Hedda. The conference The Social Dimension in European Higher Education” will be held in Vienna (Austria), on February 25-27, 2015. The conference aims at creating a discursive forum for peer learning in the field of the social dimension, fostering interchange between 3 spheres involved with this, including researchers, policymakers and practitioners. See more...

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STEM research drives top achievers in latest QS World Uni Ranking

By  Amy Baker. The 10th annual world league table of top universities as ranked by the QS Intelligence Unit, a reputed division of the global education firm, has been published with a familiar UK and US dominance and a message that it is high-impact scientific and technological research driving the elite institutions such as MIT in the USA (in first position), University of Cambridge and Imperial College London (in joint second). More...

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NACAC publishes guide on how to work with agents

By  Amy Baker. The US association which represents 14,000 members, and whose position on the use of international education agents in US HE became an international fixation, has published a guide that is designed to help its members navigate the often-unknown waters of engaging education agencies overseas. More...

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Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education: Students Must Master English to Access Science Universities

morocco world newsBy . After various statements made by Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, in which he highlighted the importance of English for students aspiring to build a bright future, the Moroccan official has reportedly signed a circular making it obligatory for scientific students to master English language before they can be admitted in science Universities.
According to Radio Deluxe, Lahcen Daoudi said “I just signed a circular and all those who do not master English will no longer have access to scientific, technical and economic universities starting from January 1, 2015.” More...

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How do UK home students feel about international students?

By Zainab Malik. International students make a vital academic, economic and cultural contribution to the UK’s higher education sector, but whose responsibility is it to make them feel welcome? The British Council’s Zainab Malik writes about our research on the matter, released today. More...

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What makes a global top 10 university?

. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities. It's the third year in a row that the US university, famous for its science and technology research, has been top of the QS World University Rankings. More...

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Researchers Try to Save Some Middle-Eastern Languages From Extinction

Al FanarBy  - Al-Fanar. Language is arguably the most universally important of human abilities, making it possible to pass on information and experiences like a baton through generations.
But about half of the 7,000 languages spoken around the world will not last the end of this century, according to the latest predictions. There is no single cause for the extinction of a language. Some of the common causes are the overbearing dominance of a few languages, such as Arabic, French and English, the social stigmas attached to using minority languages and the disruption of traditional ways of life. More...

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Students Rave About the Rewards of Study Abroad

Al FanarBy  - Al-Fanar. Asian-Pacific students who participated in study-abroad programs gave a strong endorsement of the benefits, building support for governments and universities to spend more money on such student-exchange programs. Ninety-nine percent of the students said that the experience broadened their perspective on life; 97 percent said that it helped make them the person that they are today. More...

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The 5 best universities for mobile technology

eCampus NewsBy . Spotting colleges and universities with the best mobile device policies is increasingly difficult, as higher education — driven in part by K-12′s mobile adoption — is investing time and money into creating the most friendly mobile atmosphere possible. More...

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Interested in digital badges? 9 critical issues to consider

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . The promise of digital badges for alternative credentials and skills pathways has not been lost on higher education; yet, there are many concerns—from business, faculty, and students—on the design, and use, of these badges for real meaning. A new framework condenses these concerns into nine critical questions concerning digital badges. More...

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