17 août 2015

11 Huge Gifts Made to Universities by the Super-Rich Over the Past Decade

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thestreet.com"By Emily Stewart. The richest universities keep getting richer, thanks in part to increasingly enormous gifts.
According to data from U.S. News & World Report, the average college endowment was $355 million at the end of fiscal 2013. Some institutions, however, have much, much more. Read more...

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Prez pulls up varsities for failing to enter top 200 bracket

By Eleanor Harding. President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday pulled up the country’s universities for their failure in making it to the list of world’s top 200 higher educational institutions, saying it was due to their “casual approach” towards international rankings.
“Is it possible to become a world power without a single world class university? In two reputed international rankings of universities, there is not a single entry from India against the top 200 places. I refuse to believe that despite having the second largest higher education system in the world, with over 700 universities and 36,000 colleges, we do not have even one truly outstanding institution. The fault lies in our casual approach. The rankings process should be taken seriously,” he said. Read more...

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Top universities reserve clearing places for rich foreign students who can boost their coffers with £20,000 a year fees

MailOnline Australia - news, sport, celebrity, science and health storiesBy Eleanor Harding. Leading universities are setting aside hundreds of exclusive clearing places for overseas students who can boost their coffers with fees of up to £20,000 a year.
This is despite the fact that admissions departments are expected to be inundated with calls from sixth-formers who did not get their expected grades when A-level results are released on Thursday. Read more...

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Teaching the skills for a global future

By Nuwar Mawlawi Diab. Quality education is a necessary component for the foundation of a successful society. It plays a major part in solving many problems that the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA, region is now facing. Read more...

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No more government budget cuts

By David Newman. A great deal of attention has been devoted in recent months to Israel’s response to the academic boycott, despite the fact that its real impact on Israeli scientific collaboration with the world is minimal. Read more...

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The era of rankings by subject is coming

By Waldemar Siwinski. The international university ranking system has entered a state of rapid transformation. The time when the ‘big three’ were the main players on the international university ranking scene is gone. Read more...

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Stop this plagiarism plague

By Munawar A Anees and Maryam Iraj. Recent public records show many major universities being hit by massive episodes of plagiarism. For instance, two months ago, the Higher Education Commission announced the disqualification of 45 faculty members from a dozen universities over plagiarism charges. Read more...

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Education matters

By Conor King. The publication in Australia of The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey by Roger Wilkins of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne has attracted much attention for its evidence that graduates of Australia’s older universities earn less than graduates of many other universities. Read more...

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The challenge of personalised education

By Tom Abeles. Self-directed learning is currently conceived as a form of guided learning where the individual works to acquire knowledge with guidance from one or more knowledgeable individuals and-or communities of support. While such learning may be solely for the individual’s needs, in most cases there are external measures that award recognition for differing levels of mastery, but are not necessarily tied to accomplishing this within defined time frames. Read more...

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The end of the China growth story?

By Rahul Choudaha. The Chinese economy is at risk of a slowdown which in turn might trigger yet another global financial crisis. Mirroring these portentous economic trends, the number of applications from China to US graduate programmes (both masters and doctoral) are down for the third year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, or CGS. Read more...

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