29 janvier 2016

Foreign student increase to boost colleges

A third-level strategy due to be published in the coming weeks has set out a significant increase in the numbers of international students entering the higher education system in the next five years, writes Elaine Loughlin for the Irish Examiner. Read more...

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Number of Indian students falls by 10%

According to official figures, the number of Indian students attending British universities has fallen by 10% over the last year in the wake of concerns about immigration, writes Sarah Cassidy for the Independent. Read more...

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Top university to launch Chinese degree course

Mozambique's oldest and most prestigious higher education institution, Eduardo Mondlane University, will from this year introduce a degree course in Chinese, making Mozambique one of the first countries in the Southern African region to do so, reports Xinhua. Read more...

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Too much on our plates – Size does matter

By Mandi O’Garretty. Smaller is better when it comes to the size of the plates we eat our food off: smaller plates can affect how much food we eat and even help overcome the obesity crisis affecting Western nations, according to a new study. Read more...

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Degrees of freedom from recidivism

By Robin Lally. Most people wouldn't consider setting foot in a prison, much less volunteering to teach incarcerated men and women the skills they need to succeed upon release. Read more...

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Preparing global citizens

By Nita Temmerman. The role of the teacher, no matter whether we are talking early childhood, primary, secondary, college or university, is to provide the framework for learners to think and learn. Within that a global perspective is essential. Read more...

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Employers lament lack of soft skills in graduates

By Thanh Nguyen. It is widely documented that the relationship between higher education institutions and students has moved away from the traditional scholarly one and towards a more consumer based one. Read more...

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A challenge to the free market system

By Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela. 2016 will be a challenging year for higher education in Chile. Against all odds, a new reform offering free higher education for the poorest students was submitted and approved by the Chilean parliament. The principle behind this law is the idea of education as a social right. Read more...

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A realistic model for international universities

By Phan Le Ha. In the midst of the business-as-usual, controversial and ‘sexy’ global rankings hype comes a new model of excellence. The New Flagship University model put forward by John Douglass from the University of California, Berkeley, in his new book is not only timely, but also a well thought-out initiative. Read more...

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How universities will beat extremism

By Lawrence Phillips. The world feels like an increasingly frightening place for young people. With last year punctuated by a series of horrendous terrorist acts, 2016 already appears to be following suit. Read more...

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