29 mai 2015

Language Laws Repress Many Universities in Europe

The rector of Maastricht University, the second youngest university in the Netherlands claims that universities in Europe are being choked by the laws that compel them to use their native language as the medium of instruction instead of English. See more...

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Why learning abroad matters

By Davina Potts. The Australian international education sector is having an important conversation around reframing learning abroad to meet the demands of the 21st century. Read more...

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Supporting human rights through higher education

By Anne Corbett. There has been a widespread view that the Bologna Process, launched in 1999, can no longer attract political interest and that the European Higher Education Area, or EHEA, which came into existence in 2010 needs a fresh dynamic. Read more...

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Research reveals secret to better internationalisation

By Brendan O’Malley. The presence of institutional strategies is essential to universities’ efforts to enhance internationalisation, according to new research by the European Association for International Education. Read more...

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Income from non-EU foreign students dwarfs costs – Study

By Brendan O’Malley. International students in London are contributing £2.8 billion (US$4.3 billion) a year to the UK economy through fees and spending that they, their friends and families bring to the UK.
Some £1.32 billion is spent on fees, £1.36 billion on living costs and £121 million through visitor spending, says a new report. Read more...

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Mergers might ‘never succeed with an elected rector’

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Having an elected rector could be a barrier to university mergers succeeding, a leading expert told the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, or NOKUT, last week. Read more...

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Foreign students take high school route to university

By Mary Beth Marklein. Fed by growing demand abroad among parents who hope a US high school education will boost their child's attractiveness to top US universities, a small but growing number of US secondary schools are recruiting international students. Read more...

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Bologna progress report says ‘much more to be done’

By Brendan O’Malley. Much more needs to be done to harmonise Europe’s higher education system, according to a new report into the state of implementation of the Bologna Process across the European Higher Education Area, or EHEA.
This report provides strong evidence that quality assurance continues to be an area of dynamic evolution that has been spurred on through the Bologna Process and the development of the EHEA. Read more...

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Enhancing university-industry linkages for ‘rising Africa’

By Patrick Mbataru. The role of universities in social and economic development in Africa cannot be gainsaid. Tertiary education equips individuals with skills to fit the job market. Quality university education has spilled over at macro-economic level. It is now recognised that improving university education has a positive impact on gross domestic product. Read more...

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Entrepreneurship mentors help graduates to create jobs

By Andrew Green. In Uganda as elsewhere, recent graduates are learning a tough lesson – a university education is no guarantee of a job. More than half of people under 30 are without full-time employment, and the problem is particularly acute among degree holders. Read more...

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