11 octobre 2015

Global HE equity index needed but faces obstacles

By Yojana Sharma. A global research initiative – the Global Access Map project – is examining the types of social data on students that are available across the world as a preliminary to devising a global equity index to compare the social composition of the student body within and across countries, the Global Access to Post-Secondary Education, or GAPS, conference heard last week. Read more...

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The higher education access dilemma – more or better?

By Yojana Sharma. As policy-makers and economists increasingly make a connection between a highly educated population and gains in productivity, economic development and growth, many countries are promoting rapid expansion of higher education. Read more...

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Scientific impact of EU projects is ‘outstanding’

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The scientific impact of Danish publications linked to the European Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes is “outstanding”, according to a ministry report. Read more...

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Universities demand bold innovation strategy

Australia’s universities are calling for a bold new research and innovation investment strategy, arguing that it is vital to the economic transformation that the government and opposition parties both say the country must make. Read more...

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German and Indian universities step up cooperation

By Michael Gardner. The German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, and the Indian University Grants Commission, or UGC, are stepping up cooperation. A new higher education partnership programme has been signed during a visit by a German delegation headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read more...

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China leaps ahead of UK, Germany in global rankings

By Mary Beth Marklein. US research universities dominate US News & World Report's second annual global higher education rankings, and an expansion in the numbers of institutions included this year helped to catapult China into the number two slot, ahead of the United Kingdom and Germany. Read more...

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Engineering graduates can help Africa to meet its SDGs

By Saurabh Sinha. Engineers will play a vital role in meeting the challenges laid out by the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. Read more...

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A continental quest for scientific independence

By Wachira Kigotho. Africa’s quest for scientific independence is likely to be a long journey on a bumpy road full of potholes, leading to who knows where, taking into account that the continent has no culture of philanthropy and government expenditure on research and development is extremely low. Read more...

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Crises over degree recognition, fee hike, student loans

By Gilbert Nganga. When Amos Ngila, a second-year law student at Moi University in Kenya, phoned his father recently to update him on campus events, what he said was so shattering that his dad hung up. The news was that the law school had been closed down, there was an impending tuition fee increase and Ngila was yet to receive his student loan, more than a month into the semester. Read more...

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Higher education quality, harmonisation drives entwined

By Francis Kokutse. As the Association of African Universities lamented lack of quality assurance at many of the more than 1,000 universities spread across the continent, the Economic Community of West African States – the powerful regional political grouping known as ECOWAS – was preparing to develop regional criteria for harmonising pre-university qualifications. Read more...

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