02 janvier 2015

Universities portals for immigration, hotbeds of activity

The Chronicle HeraldBy Peter Halpin. It’s been said that what the New Year brings us will depend a great deal on what we bring to the New Year.  In the case of Nova Scotia’s universities, there is an abiding commitment to bringing as much as we can to improve the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our province.  A partnership between Nova Scotia’s universities and the provincial government, driven by a mutual desire to maximize the outputs of our institutions to the benefit of our province, is a paramount priority. More...

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Japan's New Measures to Globalize their Universities

Economy WatchLook at any global ranking of universities worldwide and Japan’s ‘big-name’ universities will feature in the top 100. University of Tokyo, for example, ranks well within the top 50 universities in the world for science and technology and sits at number nine among universities in Asia for overall performance in the QS rankings. More...

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Graduate Survey to identify needs of labour market in Oman

A Graduate Survey 2015 launched by the Ministry of Higher Education will focus on the output and needs of the labour market.
At a press conference held to launch the 'Graduate Survey 2015' from March to April 2015, headed by Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Sarmi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, he said, "The survey of the graduates is the first step to align output and the needs of the labour market in terms of providing data that underpin the strategic plans in the field of higher education and Omanisation and sustainability of human resource capacity development." More...

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Super 30 among top 3 pioneering education initiatives

Return to frontpageBesides Mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30, Japan’s educational club and France’s reading and writing club find berth as initiatives across the world by Japanese media group Asahi Shinbun.
A Japanese media group has selected Mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 among three pioneering initiatives in the field of education. More...

Besides Mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30, Japan’s educational club and France’s reading and writing club find berth as initiatives across the world by Japanese media group Asahi Shinbun.

A Japanese media group has selected Mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 among three pioneering initiatives in the field of education.

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Japanese universities reach for global status

By Veronica L. Taylor. Look at any global ranking of universities worldwide and Japan’s ‘big-name’ universities will feature in the top 100. University of Tokyo, for example, ranks well within the top 50 universities in the world for science and technology and sits at number nine among universities in Asia for overall performance in the QS rankings. More...

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Studying in UK may get complicated for foreign students post completion of course

The Economic TimesBy . Since April 2012, UK has discontinued the two-year post-study work route for international non-EU students. UK home secretary Theresa May’s plan, which would require foreign students to leave the country after they complete their courses, is likely to hit Indian students hard. Many of those planning to move overseas for higher education are now likely to drop their UK plans and opt for other destinations. May’s proposal, which is| being considered for the next Conservative party manifesto, is being justified by the UK home secretary on grounds that the current visa rules are being abused with many international students staying back in Britain illegally after their university courses. More...

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China’s Xi calls for tighter ideological control in universities

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater “ideological guidance” in China’s universities and urged the study of Marxism, state media reported on Monday, as the country tightens control on Western ideology.
Xi’s comments are the latest sign of his politically conservative agenda and come amid a ratcheting up of controls over the media, dissidents and the internet. More...

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Why Can’t the Average Educated Egyptian Find a Suitable Job?

Egyptian StreetsBy Tanya El Kashef. It was not too long ago that Tahrir Square echoed with chants demanding social equality and opportunity.  When President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation in February 2011, roars of excitement emanated from all corners of the square; drumbeats and happiness laced the air, and for a moment, it seemed like everything was going to be okay. More...

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Education: ‘More turning’ to online learning

Almost a million people have signed up to take free online courses offered by leading UK universities, figures show.
Business, health and language are among the most popular subject areas for “massive open online courses” - known as MOOCs - offered through a UK-based “hub” and women are more likely to join than men. More...

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New rule paves way for Israel's first private universities

. The Council for Higher Education has voted to let colleges, not just universities, award doctoral degrees— effectively allowing the creation of Israel’s first private universities. More...

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