28 juillet 2015

Varsities told to cap PhD guides and check plagiarism

The TelegraphBy Basant Kumar Mohanty. Universities may attract penalty, including a freeze of grants, if its teachers are found to be guiding more than eight PhD students at any given point in time as part of a drive to plug lacunae in research.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) will ask all universities to have anti-plagiarism software to ensure that the thesis papers reflect genuine research. More...

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Fraud frenzy? Chinese seek U.S. college admission at any price

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "cnn.com logo"By . Jessica Zhang, a 21-year-old Chinese student from Jiangsu Province, says her English wasn't strong enough to fill in her U.S. college admission form.
So her parents paid three consultants $4,500 to fill out the application, write her personal essay and compose teacher recommendation letters. More...

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Universities adopting 'flipped classroom' learning

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "straitstimes.com logo"By Calvin Yang. Introducing free online courses, converting facilities to suit "flipped classroom" learning, and exploring new pedagogies that leverage on mobile technology.
These are some of the initiatives that Singapore universities are working on, as institutions around the world find new ways to accommodate students' changing learning habits. More...

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Universities barred from offering extra benefits to prospects

By Zhao Xinying. Universities are not allowed to luring students with unreasonable perks such as excessive scholarships or placement promises, the Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday in a notice regulating university recruitment. Universities should not attract students with improper benefits, including preadmission contracts, large scholarships or promises that they can choose different majors after enrollment, the ministry said. More...

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SOCAR Turkey CEO criticizes low quality universities

Today's ZamanKenan Yavuz, the CEO of SOCAR Turkey, the Turkish arm of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, said on Saturday via his twitter account that the Higher Education Board (YÖK) has set up an unsustainable state of affairs amongst Turkish young people, claiming that he throws the CVs of university graduates in the garbage. More...

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Number of Syrian students in Turkish universities quadruples

Today's ZamanThe number of Syrian refugees attending universities in Turkey is increasing, as it is nearly impossible for Syrian students to continue their education in Syria because of the ongoing civil war. More...

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British universities slammed for allowing foreign students dictionaries in exams because their English isn't good enough

MailOnline - news, sport, celebrity, science and health storiesBy Hugo Gye. Half of all British universities allow foreign students to use dictionaries in their exams if their English is not good enough, a MailOnline investigation has revealed.
Among the dozens of institutions which give finalists access to a dictionary are some of the country's most prestigious universities, including 12 members of the elite Russell Group. More...

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Door 'slammed on open access' to academic work

Mail & GuardianBy Sarah Wild. South African universities and government agencies have banded together against international academic publisher Elsevier’s new hosting and sharing regime, which they argue “curtails scientific progress and places unnecessary constraints on delivering the benefits of research back to the public”. More...

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Universities urged to help students improve English proficiency

http://focustaiwan.tw/images/footer_bg.jpgBy S.M. Yang and Lillian Lin. Language training and testing have become a business with tremendous market value in Taiwan since 90 percent of the country's universities require their students to present proof of a certain level of English language proficiency before they can graduate. More...

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Journal Science Releases Guidelines for Publishing Scientific Studies

The New York TimesBy . In the midst of a debate over scientific misconduct, one of the world’s leading scientific journals on Thursday posted the most comprehensive guidelines for the publication of studies in basic science to date, calling for the adoption of clearly defined rules on the sharing of data and methods. More...

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