17 août 2015

Auckland's universities on the ball

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Kirsty Johnston. Auckland consistently ranks highly in lists of the world's best cities but is never number one. So what would it take to turn Auckland into a first-class city? This week the Herald begins a 10-day series examining some of the biggest hurdles Auckland faces, from housing and transport to entertainment and education. We look at what we are doing, what we need to do, and why Auckland's success matters to the rest of the country. In part three of the series we look at education. Read more...

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PNG universities struggling after Govt budget cuts

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "radionz.co.nz logo"A Papua New Guinea university vice chancellor says classes could go if government funding cutbacks continue.
Revelations in recent weeks show the PNG Government budget is in sharp decline although the Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, says the criticism of his administration's management is from people with vested interests.
He is promising a supplementary budget but says there will be no cuts to key sectors such as education. More...

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Russia faces international scientific blockade

Chemistry WorldBy . Russian science’s isolation is deepening, reflected by dwindling international research cooperation, as well as restrictions on the country’s scientists’ access to imported scientific equipment and western journals. The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) says that many domestic universities and scientific institutions may face a shortage of research equipment by the end of the year. This is because many firms outside Russia, particularly in the EU, are refusing to supply Russian scientists for fear of falling foul of sanctions. More...

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POLL: Is our education system broken?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "irishexaminer.com logo"Áilín Quinlan talks to two experts and asks their views on the Leaving Certificate. Betty McLaughlin believes that the level of training of teachers and broad range of subjects make it a great system but Dr Raymond Lynch argues that all the good work done by these teachers doesn’t show when the exam season starts. Read more...

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Is Indonesia trapped in the middle?

By Hal Hill and Haryo Aswicahyono. Indonesia became a middle-income country in 2004. Indonesia’s growth rates — while superior to those of most developing countries — remain below those of East Asia’s most dynamic economies. So why hasn’t the country grown faster still and why does growth appear slower in the democratic era than that of Soeharto. Read more...

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69% jump in number of Indians studying in New Zealand

There has been a record increase of 69% in the number of Indian students studying in New Zealand (NZ), as per statistics provided by Education New Zealand (ENZ.) From 11,652 students in 2013, Indian student population in New Zealand mushroomed to 19,662 by 2014. Read more...

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MOOC development more expensive than many think

By . MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence lab studied the ways 100,000 students interacted with course material through edX. They tuned out during PowerPoints, paid closer attention to fast-talking lecturers, stayed engaged for the duration of short videos but stopped watching longer ones, appreciated pauses to decipher complicated content, and responded best to MOOC content created specifically for online delivery. Read more...

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Denmark draws students from southern Europe

Young students from southern Europe are increasingly coming to Denmark to carry out their studies an jumpstart their careers.
Danish universities have seen significant increases in the number of students from southern European nations, according to the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI). Read more...

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4 Facts for International Students About Liberal Arts

By  . This multidisciplinary approach can surprise new international students with its variety. Read more...

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Like in another world - Spending a semester in North Korea

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "dw.com logo"By Esther Felden. 18-year-old Alessandro Ford from Great Britain spent four months in North Korea's capital city Pyongyang as part of his gap year. He talks to DW about his experiences in the isolated East Asian nation.
From August to December last year, Alessandro Ford was enrolled as a student at the Kim Il-sung University in the North Korean capital. The 18-year-old is thought to be the first western student who ever went to college there.
Back in Europe now, Ford reflects on his time abroad. In a DW interview, he speaks about his everyday life on campus in Pyongyang, making friends, and being monitored all the time. He also talks about the do's and don'ts in North Korea. More...

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