19 octobre 2015

Professional bodies may be stripped of accreditation role

Professional bodies in the country may be locked out of accreditation of degree programmes in universities and the task handled solely by the Commission for University Education, writes Ouma Wanzala for Daily Nation. Read more...

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Scientists launch campaign to oppose EU exit

Several leading scientists have voiced their support for a campaign for the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, warning that an exit would harm the country’s research base, writes Emma Stoye for Chemistry World. Read more...

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Community to be common higher education area

The Inter-University Council for East Africa expects the East African Community to be declared a Common Higher Education Area this year, writes Agnes Bateta for East African Business Week. Read more...

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Lesser-known universities achieve best job outcomes

Graduates from many of the little-known regional universities have a better chance of getting a job than those from top institutions in big cities, according to new data from the federal government that allows the job outcomes of universities to be compared for the first time, write Tim Dodd and Edmund Tadros for the Australian Financial Review. Read more...

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The costs of the craze to enter top universities

A documentary film about the social and personal costs of South Koreans' craze for being admitted to the nation's top three universities depicts a system that is a far cry from President Barack Obama's praise of the Asian country as a model for United States educational reforms, writes Youkyung Lee for Associated Press. Read more...

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Universities to employ Syrian academic refugees

The Council for At-Risk Academics is helping scholars fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria find their way into British universities, reports PressTV.ir. Read more...

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Call for universities to attract African students

Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has urged universities to attract students from African countries to pursue their education in Indonesia, reports Antara News. Read more...

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UN development goals – A bigger role for universities?

By Rebecca Warden. In the new Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, education is a stand-alone goal and higher education does get a mention. Read more...

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Knocking louder on Europe’s door

By Anna Notaro. In October 2013 I wrote a blog post, "Knocking on Europe’s Door", following the tragic loss of over 300 migrants’ lives off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. Sadly, Lampedusa has proven not to be an isolated tragedy. Read more...

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Giving credit where credit is due

By Philip G Altbach. It was striking that the headline on the first page of China Daily on 6 October was “China wins first Nobel Prize in Medicine”. Actually, Dr Tu Youyou of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine won the prize, not the country. Read more...

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