11 janvier 2016

International charity opens African office to boost R&D

An international charity and non-governmental organisation that works to promote Africa’s scientific independence has launched a local office in Mauritius to help boost research and development on the continent, reports SciDev.Net. Read more...

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Loans loophole closes for graduates living overseas

A student loan loophole allowing people to leave their debt unpaid while living overseas has now been closed, with the hopes of recouping an estimated A$30 million (US$21 million) annually, writes Cayla Dengate for The Huffington Post Australia. Read more...

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New minister drives ambitious educational reforms

Last year, former university rector and current Education and Science Minister Serhiy Kvit was named Ukraine’s most successful minister by the magazine Vlast Deneg in recognition of his achievement in pushing through more than half his reform programme in little under two years, writes Jack Grove for Times Higher Education. Read more...

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Fines proposed for university ‘onerous’ speech policies

A Republican Washington state lawmaker has drafted legislation that seeks to fine universities US$500 or more for infringing on a student’s First Amendment rights. The proposal, if approved, would also fine universities that force faculty to use trigger warnings or punish students for saying a micro-aggression, writes Kate Hardiman for The College Fix. Read more...

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Federal universities approach racial quota deadline

In 2016, Brazil's prestigious federal universities will be required to confirm that 50% of their incoming students come from public schools. Furthermore, slots for self-identifying black, mixed-race and indigenous students must correspond to the proportion of the local population, writes Marlenee Blas Pedral for Truthout. Read more...

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University officials leave Chinese corporate boards

An unusual number of independent directors resigned from Chinese public company boards in the first three weeks of December, according to China Economic Weekly, a local publication. Fuelling that rise: more than 270 directors who are deans or professors of Chinese universities, reports The Wall Street Journal. Read more...

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Six universities face inquiry over Cage campus talks

Six British universities are facing an inquiry after the controversial human rights group Cage used meetings on campus to encourage the ‘sabotage’ of the government’s official anti-extremism programme, write Gordon Rayner and Tom Whitehead for The Telegraph. Read more...

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Funding cuts put third-level sector under pressure

The Higher Education Authority has concluded a series of performance agreements with each of the state’s universities, institutes of technology and other third-level colleges. Under these ‘compacts’, each college is required to set out its plans for the future, and how it intends to differentiate itself from other higher education institutions, writes Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times. Read more...

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Prime minister pushes plan to set up private universities

The prime minister’s office has instructed the human resource development ministry to fast-track a plan to set up 10 private autonomous universities for research and innovation. The move could pave the way for world-class private institutions for higher studies to come up in the country, writes Brajesh Kumar for Hindustan Times. Read more...

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Foreign students face tuition fees from next year

The Finnish parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-European university-level students. The ruling, passed by a vote of 137-46 in December, will affect students from outside the European Union or European Economic Area, reports Yle. Read more...

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