24 juin 2015

Academics and students say austerity plans won’t work

By Jan Petter Myklebust and Ian R Dobson. Yle, the Finnish broadcasting corporation, recently published a survey on “likely or extremely likely threats to Finnish security”. The majority of respondents (54%) were concerned about a “drawn-out economic depression”, far in excess of other concerns: “problems in domestic politics” (28%) and “problems in foreign politics” (22%). Even the “threat of terrorism” (20%), “influx of refugees” (16%) and “extreme weather” (15%) were of relatively minor concern. Read more...

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Group sets out global principles of quality assurance

By Mary Beth Marklein. Noting a "sense of urgency for a shared understanding" of higher education quality in an increasingly global landscape, an international advisory group has released a set of principles around which it suggests quality assurance policy might be organised. Read more...

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Scientists protest against Kremlin threat to research

By Nick Holdsworth. Russian scientists and intellectuals mounted a rare public protest on 6 June to voice their fears that research and freedom of enquiry are under threat from the Kremlin. Read more...

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Bogus colleges and qualifications: is supervision lax?

By Yojana Sharma. Despite repeated bans by China’s education authorities, new fake universities and other scams continue to pop up on blacklists that are published every year to alert the Chinese public. Read more...

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New regional rankings released – China leads in Asia

By Yojana Sharma. China’s universities have made strong progress in two Asia rankings released last week, while Saudi Arabia and Brazil dominate in QS’s Arab Region and Latin America rankings respectively. Read more...

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Equal participation is a key challenge in large systems

By Yojana Sharma. An increase in higher education enrolment provides benefits to societies generally but rapid expansion has also put pressure on national budgets and raised concerns in providing quality, equity and access. Read more...

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No single model for nurturing commercialised research

By Brendan O’Malley. There is no “silver bullet” that will guarantee success in building a national eco-system for commercialised research, a study on the experience in four countries has found. Read more...

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Global fund needed for higher education in emergencies

By Brendan O’Malley. A global fund for higher education in emergencies should be established to enable alternative provision to be made during times of war and other disasters, participants at the British Council’s Going Global conference for leaders of international education were told on 2 June. Read more...

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Students’ views are key to tackling the jobs timebomb

By Brendan O’Malley. Eleven million young people will be joining the jobs market every year for the next decade in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The population of the region will grow from 1.2 billion in 2010 to 2 billion in 2050 and 70% of those will be under 25. Read more...

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Researchers meet to promote multidisciplinarity

Some 350 higher education lecturers and researchers attended Morocco’s First Forum of Scientific Research to discuss their experiences, present research findings and – especially – promote multidisciplinarity. Read more...

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