24 juin 2015

Linking funding targets to research capacity

By Peter Halligan. A vibrant research capacity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, or STEMM, is generally considered an imperative when growing a country’s productivity and economic prosperity. Read more...

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An expanded vision for international education

By Roger Chao Jr. With the increased focus on and growing importance of international education over the past two decades, January 2014 saw the launch of Canada’s international education strategy as part of its global markets action plan and as an answer to its demographic and labour market challenges. Read more...

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Why Russia won’t rise fast up the global rankings

By Alex Usher. With the advent of Project 5-100, global university rankings have increased in importance in the Russian Federation. But while it is undeniably a good thing that there is a concerted effort to raise standards in Russian universities, there are a number of reasons why one should not expect them to show a rapid rise in the rankings. Read more...

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What skills do employers want most?

By Margaret Andrews. I teach courses and executive programmes in leadership and management and, as part of my introduction to the class, I explain to participants why what they are there to learn is vitally important: these skills are among the most important keys to lifelong career success. Read more...

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DRUSSA – Growing evidence-based research and uptake

By Esther Nakkazi. There are 22 universities participating in DRUSSA, which is led by the London-based Association of Commonwealth Universities and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at the University of Stellenbosch and Organisation Systems Design, both in South Africa. Read more...

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Countries fail to retain foreign students in job market

By Peta Lee. International students are increasingly seen as ‘designer’ or ‘model immigrants’ for the labour markets of their host countries – perfectly positioned to alleviate future talent shortages, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. But while most would like to stay and work after graduation, many cannot find employment. Read more...

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Venezuelan students abroad suffer in currency rule trap

By Mary Beth Marklein. An abrupt change last autumn in Venezuela’s currency control policy has left potentially thousands of Venezuelan tertiary students worldwide without funds they had earmarked for education abroad, putting them at risk of dropping out and of violating immigration laws. Read more...

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Barack Obama University shut before presidential visit

By Maina Waruru. Alarmed by the negative impact it may have on the United States president’s visit to Kenya next month, the authorities have hurriedly moved to shut down the private Barack Obama University, saying it does not have Commission for University Education, or CUE, authorisation. Read more...

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Top scientist sworn in as island’s first woman president

By Guillaume Gouges. Leading scientist Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was sworn in as the first female president of Mauritius this month. Although not politically active, she was selected by the Indian Ocean island’s new Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, to hold the position of head of state. Read more...

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New 10-year higher education and research reform plan

By Wagdy Sawahel. Tunisia is planning a 10-year reform initiative for higher education and research that will kick off this year and will focus on improving the employability of graduates and revitalising research. Read more...

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