23 novembre 2015

East African Science and Technology Commission launched

By Wagdy Sawahel. The East African Science and Technology Commission, or EASTECO, has been officially launched in the Rwandan capital Kigali with the aim of promoting and coordinating the development of science and technology in the region. Read more...

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‘Education for (self-)employment’ is the way forward

By Wagdy Sawahel. Drastic changes in higher education are needed to improve quality and graduate employability in the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA region. A report from the African Development Bank says a new approach is needed that could be referred to as ‘education for (self-)employment’. Read more...

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New BRICS deal on education, research collaboration

The BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – last Wednesday signed a far-reaching agreement on cooperation in education that includes joint research and more collaboration in postgraduate training and co-publishing. Read more...

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New action plan recommends boosting HE cooperation

By Wagdy Sawahel. As part of efforts to advance legal migration and mobility, an action plan adopted at the recent European Union-Africa Valletta Summit on Migration recommends boosting higher education cooperation, including promoting the mobility of students and researchers, facilitating mutual recognition of qualifications and improving legal frameworks for country entry and residence for study purposes. Read more...

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African Union merges science and education bodies

By Munyaradzi Makoni. The Africa Union has merged its science and education bodies in a move designed to improve sectoral relationships, effectiveness and efficiency. The African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology and the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union will now operate as one entity. Read more...

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South Africa – Turbulence continues; Stellenbosch ‘demotes’ Afrikaans

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. In Africa Features, Sharon Dell reports on turbulence in South Africa where politicised, violent protests continued at some institutions and some Afrikaners responded angrily to a top research university’s management decision to make English the primary language, in response to transformation demands. Wachira Kigotho unpacks research that finds Kenya’s ‘village universities’ expanding access, but also deep concerns about quality.
In Africa Analysis, Eric Fredua-Kwarteng defends his concept of the developmental university, arguing that their developmental role in helping solve Africa’s problems should start now.
In Commentary Matthew Francis says academics have made tremendous advances in understanding why and how people join violent extremist groups like ISIS, and are sharing this research with intelligence agencies. Jeremy Rappleye and Edward Vickers give pointers as to how Japan can produce the more globalised education system its policy-makers want. Draft education reforms in Vietnam have sparked controversy over the teaching of history in schools, and Ly Pham contends that universities must train teachers to build critical thinking skills. Alain Mayeur describes a new Internet portal for online learners and teachers in France.
Finally, in Global Features, Nicola Jenvey finds higher education to be the top beneficiary of philanthropy, garnering 30% of total million-dollar global donations. Read more...

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Research is playing a key role in efforts to better understand and fight ISIS

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary Matthew Francis says academics have made tremendous advances in understanding why and how people join violent extremist groups like ISIS, and are sharing this research with intelligence agencies to inform the fight against terrorism. Jeremy Rappleye and Edward Vickers give pointers, from the perspective of foreign academics in Japan, as to how the country can produce the more globalised education system its policy-makers want. Eric Fredua-Kwarteng defends his concept of the developmental university in Africa, saying the developmental role of universities in helping solve Africa’s problems should start now. Draft education reforms in Vietnam have sparked controversial debate on the teaching of history in secondary schools and Ly Pham contends that reforms must start at university level, ensuring teachers are trained to build critical thinking skills. Alain Mayeur describes a new Internet portal for online learners and teachers in France, launched by the government as part of its digital strategy for education.
In our World Blog, William Patrick Leonard suggests that mission statements may be the place to start a slimming down process in United States universities to better align expenses with likely income streams.
In Features, Nicola Jenvey tells how higher education is the top cause that philanthropists donate towards, garnering 30% of total million-dollar global donations. And Wachira Kigotho says although Kenya is taking the university to the village, there are many compromises on quality that need to be addressed before other African countries think this is the answer to low access rates. Read more...

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MATINALE "LA CERTIFICATION : de quoi parle-t-on ?" - 15 décembre 2015 à Marseille

Numero_VertLe CARIF Espace Compétences vous invite à participer à une matinale d’information sur la certification. A cette occasion, vous pourrez échanger sur le RNCP, l’inventaire et le socle de connaissances et de compétences professionnelles.

La Commission Nationale des Certifications Professionnelles (CNCP), le COPAREF-PACA et le CARIF interviendront à cette occasion.
Elle aura lieu à l'Ecole de Management EMD, rue Joseph Biaggi à Marseille.
Elle s'adresse à l'ensemble des professionnels de la formation, de l'orientation et  de l'emploi.

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Innover pour pérenniser son activité d’organisme de formation

Par . Les deux vidéos interactives suivantes vous présentent le récit de cette aventure qui s’avère être une opportunité pour revisiter le métier de formateur en s’appuyant sur les fondamentaux tout en sortant des sentiers battus. Voir l'article...

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Paris-Est a un nouveau chef

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Communiqué de l’université Paris-Est (18 novembre 2015). Philippe Tchamitchian, directeur au HCERES en charge de l’évaluation des établissements, est nommé Administrateur provisoire de la Comue Université Paris-Est (UPE) par Béatrice Gille, rectrice de l’académie de Créteil et chancelière des universités, par arrêté du 12 novembre 2015. En fonction depuis le lundi 16 novembre 2015, il succède à Bernard Dizambourg, président d’Université Paris-Est depuis juin 2013. Suite...

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