22 février 2015

Women enrol in sciences but not STEM

By Wachira Kigotho. Gender differences in learning achievement contribute significantly towards girls’ and women’s low participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, based careers in Asia, according to a study conducted by UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific regional bureau
The report, A Complex Formula: Girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Asia, is a synthesis of seven case studies in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam. Read more...

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Giving students and industries a future at Flinders

By John Roddick. In countries around the world, high-cost manufacturing is under threat from low-cost mass production in areas of Asia. This is the situation confronting South Australia which is facing the demise of its car industry, a mining sector yet to fulfil expectations, and the potential end to its historic ship-building plants. Read more...

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Governments commit to mass digitisation

Digitising has contributed to the rapid growth of the e-learning industry as a whole in the Middle East and opened up the possibility for further technological advancement in the region. This was one of the key topics discussed as part of an e-learning excellence section at the Innovation Arabia 8 conference. Read more...

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Nations rise with investment in education

By Geoff Maslen. The shift in global economic power away from the established advanced economies in North America, Western Europe and Japan will continue over the next 35 years. The ever-continuing expansion of China’s industry and its commitment to educating its citizens through schools and universities will mean the giant Asian nation will be the world’s largest economy by 2030. Read more...

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International students – A good investment

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A report of the study says that the increasing recruitment of international students had led to fears that the cost of funding public higher education would rise. Read more...

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Reforming education the key, says new government

By Makki Marseilles. True to his pre-election promises, Tsipras reiterated his decision on the one hand to seek a better financial deal for the country that would take it out of austerity and recession; and on the other to reform all levels of education necessary for development and prosperity. Read more...

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Government plans to cut 10% off university funding

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The Russian government will cut its spending on national universities by at least 10% this year. This is a result of the current economic crisis and devaluation of the national currency, the ruble, said Russia’s Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Alexander Povalko. Read more...

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While branch campuses proliferate, many fail

By Geoff Maslen. Opening a branch campus in a foreign country can be a problematic exercise – if the experience of University College London is any guide.
According to the Cross-Border Education Research Team at the State University of New York at Albany, USA, nearly 220 international branch campuses of foreign universities are currently operating around the globe with another 22 planning to open. But 29 are known to have closed and now University College London, or UCL, will lift the number to 30. Read more...

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Controversy over higher education links with industry

By Michael Gardner. A warning by German anti-corruption organisation Transparency International that links between higher education and business are becoming increasingly obscure has sparked an open debate.
“We are observing corporate interests increasingly dominating teaching and research to a large extent,” said Edda Müller, director of Transparency International Germany, at the launch of a revamped http://Hochschulwatch.de portal in Berlin. Read more...

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Cross-border partners ‘key to science breakthroughs’

By Mary Beth Marklein. Scientific and technological breakthroughs are more likely than ever to be achieved through international collaboration, a trend that is creating fresh funding opportunities for US universities. But researchers seeking new sources of revenue also must be prepared to navigate a more complex array of regulatory requirements and cultural considerations. Read more...

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