29 avril 2015

New university to solve problem of expats

By Abdul Ghafour. Realizing the decades-old dream of expat parents, a Saudi business group led by Prince Saud bin Musaed has taken the initiative to open an international university in Jeddah, offering degrees in engineering, automobile mechanics and business management. More...

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Ministry Completes Overhaul Of University Programmes

logoHungary’s Ministry of Human Resources has completed the overhaul of university programmes, with the goal of harmonising higher education with the demands of the economy and society to improve the competitibility of education, the labour market and the economy. The overhaul of the decade-old system and the correctional proposals are aimed at increasing the efficiency of education and financing as a response to demands voiced by the profession, society and the economy, a statement issued by the Ministry reads. More...

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Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees

NPRBy Deborah Amos. Once a sleepy border town, Reyhanli, Turkey, is now bursting with Syrian refugees, many of them school-age. More than half a million Syrian refugee children are out of school, and the education crisis is fueling an epidemic of early marriage, child labor and bleak futures. More...

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Germany's researchers welcome €5-billion funding boost

https://p8.storage.canalblog.com/82/95/1154600/103805745.pngBy Quirin Schiermeier. Deal would extend Excellence Initiative for another 10 years.
Germany’s ruling political parties have agreed to plough €5 billion (US$5.4 billion) more into science from 2018 to 2028. The deal, announced on 16 April, is not a government commitment, but it is a strong indication that the country will continue its healthy support for scientific research. Read more...

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Corruption rife in international student sector of leading Australian universities

By . Australia's leading universities, including the prestigious University of Sydney and the Australian National University, have engaged corrupt education agents who are falsifying the academic records of prospective international students to ensure their acceptance into the Australian tertiary system, according to an investigation by ABC TV's Four Corners. Read more...

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Women’s university challenges gender bias

By Linda Yeung. Growing up in Pakistan, Meher Jabeen (pictured) saw first-hand how women suffered from domestic violence on a daily basis and on an extreme level. Her desire to see things changed has only strengthened after enrolling at the Asian University for Women, or AUW, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Read more...

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The new frontier for international business schools

By Wachira Kigotho. The risk of not being part of Africa’s fast-growing business opportunities is pushing business schools in Western Europe and the United States to start expanding onto a continent that is emerging as a force in the global economic enterprise. Read more...

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A digital ‘Arab Spring’ for higher education?

By John Traxler. The phrase “Digital Life and Mobile Learning” is intended to summarise the tensions and paradox between two powerful and significant ideas.
These ideas are, on the one hand, the attempts in schools, colleges and universities around the world to use personal mobile devices to finally deliver learning ‘anywhere, anytime’, as promised 20 years ago by the e-learning missionaries and visionaries, and, on the other hand, the reality of people outside these institutions, using the same mobile technologies to create, transform, discuss, discard, share, store and transmit ideas, opinions, images and information. Read more...

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The world needs more international higher education

By Patrick Blessinger. Internationalisation is the adaptive strategic response of an institution or nation to the forces of globalisation, which itself is a process of increasing interdependence and interconnectedness between countries. No country or sector or institution is immune from the process of globalisation, including higher education. Read more...

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Failure to raise quality should ring alarm bells

By Ranjit Goswami. At the beginning of this month, the first committee of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development set up by the new government submitted its report. The report clearly concluded that India’s University Grants Commission, or UGC, the statutory body regulating India’s nearly 700 universities and thousands of affiliated colleges under it, has been a failure. Read more...

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