25 janvier 2015

Boost graduate numbers to tackle unemployment – OECD

By Wachira Kigotho. According to a key report, Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making reforms happen, the common objective is to implement 450 education reforms that were adopted between 2008 and 2014 across the OECD countries, and the 29% of policies that aim to improve the quality and equity of tertiary education to prepare students for the future. Read more...

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Obama eyes legacy with free higher education plan

By Mary Beth Marklein. President Barack Obama's proposal to make community college free for Americans who are "willing to work hard" stands almost no chance of being passed this year by a Republican-controlled Congress, but it has reinvigorated national debate over the role of higher education in a democracy. Read more...

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Labour to replace tuition fees with a graduate tax?

By Brendan O'Malley. Britain’s Labour Opposition believes the current system of charging higher education students tuition fees is unfair and unsustainable. If it wins the general elections in May, Labour could opt instead for a graduate tax. Read more...

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Young university’s rapid growth despite austerity

By Munyaradzi Makoni. In three years the State University of Zanzibar has doubled its student intake, albeit from a low base – from 1,224 in 2011 to 2,489 in 2014. In so doing it has bust the myth that the small island of 1.3 million off the coast of Tanzania cannot support more than one university. Read more...

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Top academics well paid, new generation falling behind

By Karen MacGregor. South Africa’s senior academics are better rewarded than comparable staff in the public and private sectors, and they are relatively better paid than lower-ranked lecturers, according to a study by the vice-chancellors' association Higher Education South Africa, or HESA. This is good news for retaining senior staff but bad news for building the next generation of academics. Read more...

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HE embraces Kiswahili to boost regional integration

By Reuben Kyama and Eric Kabeera. Rwandan universities have embarked on an ambitious programme to teach Kiswahili, East Africa’s lingua franca, to enable the country’s populace to tap into regional integration. Read more...

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UK initiative to enhance Africa’s research capacity

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Britain’s Institute of Development Studies, or IDS, will select nine African universities over two years to participate in a new programme to boost the research and teaching practices of academics working in agriculture, health and the environment. The British government is funding the scheme with a £2 million (US$3 million) grant. Read more...

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Danish boost for research and PhDs

The University of Ghana has been awarded DKK9 million (US$1.4 million) in funding under the second phase of the Danish Building Stronger Universities programme – a partnership between universities in developing countries and in Denmark. Read more...

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Turkey and Sudan announce higher education initiatives

By Wagdy Sawahel. The cooperation plan was the outcome of the First Sudanese-Turkish Universities Collaboration Forum and Education Fair, held in the Sudanese capital Khartoum from 12-14 January. Read more...

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University regulator drafts law to accredit professionals

By Maina Waruru. Kenya’s higher education regulator, the Commission for University Education, or CUE, wants professional bodies barred from accrediting graduates in key professions and wants to take over the role, to avoid frequent stand-offs between the associations and universities. Read more...

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