09 juin 2015

Your PhD oversupply crisis is our opportunity

By Iván F Pacheco. There is growing pressure on Latin American countries to produce larger numbers of highly skilled talent. A solid base of teachers with the qualifications to train such talent is imperative to serve that demand. However, these countries’ ability to produce, retain or attract high-level faculty has been historically poor. Read more...

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Reworking the funding model to enhance quality

By Grace Karram Stephenson. “What is the most powerful lever of change for post-secondary systems?”
The short answer: funding. This was the first argument of the day at a recent higher education policy symposium hosted by the University of Toronto. Policy-makers, scholars and higher education professionals discussed enrolment and funding for higher education in Ontario – Canada’s most populous province. Read more...

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University internationalisation must respect values

By Yojana Sharma. Internationalisation of higher education, the proliferation of branch campuses, joint degrees and international research collaborations can mean navigating an academic, social and cultural minefield and making compromises. Universities could be taking a great risk and could end up compromising on important academic values such as academic freedom. Read more...

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Towards quality ‘ranking’ for transnational education

By Yojana Sharma. With explosive growth in transnational education – overseas university degrees delivered to students in their home country – the need for common standards and constant monitoring of transnational degrees has become critical to maintain quality. Read more...

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Free higher education is ‘regressive’ – World Bank

By Brendan O’Malley. In many countries free higher education is “regressive”, according to a senior World Bank official, because those accessing it are only from advantaged families. Read more...

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Global violence is the problem, not student radicalisation

By Yojana Sharma. Radical thought should be allowed to flourish on campuses around the world as a healthy expression of academic freedom, but universities must be able to help prevent violence, said an eminent panel of university leaders speaking at the British Council’s Going Global conference in London on 2 June. Read more...

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A heady mix of high ideals and self-interest

By Brendan O’Malley. Is international education about bringing in business, funding universities or forging bonds and opening minds? The welcoming session of this year’s Going Global 2015, the British Council’s conference for leaders of international higher education, zigzagged across each one of these perspectives. Read more...

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Academic appointed new higher education minister

By Wagdy Sawahel. Tahar Hadjar is leaving his post as rector of the University of Algiers to become Algeria’s new minister for higher education and scientific research. Read more...

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As student debt rises, is university becoming unaffordable?

By Suvendrini Kakuchi. Although 90% of Japan’s final year students found jobs on graduation this year – the highest figure in many years – an increasing number of students are struggling to repay their student debt. Read more...

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UK students flock to India for study, internships

By Suchitra Behal. Next month about 500 British students will leave for India to either intern, study or be part of a cultural ‘immersion’ programme. They are the first group in the Generation UK-India scheme, facilitated by the British Council in collaboration with the government of India, which will see as many as 25,000 students from the UK travel to India over the next five years, in the hope of enhancing their career prospects in global Indian firms. Read more...

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