17 février 2016

A catalyst for change

By Patrick Blessinger. In many respects, the continued de-monopolisation of higher learning allows for greater political, social, economic and personal empowerment. Read more...

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Is English the new Latin?

By Ararat Osipian. Is English a new Latin? So say some scholars, referring to the scale and scope of the use of English in research and higher education. Politicians and public officials have also become part of the race to promote and enforce English. Read more...

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What holds women back in mid-career?

By Camille B Kandiko Howson. Why do women succeed in higher education – but only to a certain point? Rather than look at senior women who have made it to the top, recent research funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education focused on those at the mid-career stage. Drawing on 30 interviews with academic women, this project explored how they strategise their career development. Read more...

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Partners in promoting greater global equality

By Sheila Trahar. It’s tempting to become caught up by what continue to be dominant, neoliberal conceptualisations of internationalisation – student mobility, increased marketisation and competition, world rankings driven by the Global North, the importance attached to publishing in high impact English language journals – the list goes on. Read more...

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Universities must work with schools to tackle access inequity

By Brendan O'Malley. The government last week told universities to do more to raise participation rates among white boys from poorer homes and students with specific learning difficulties, as well as students from ethnic minorities. Read more...

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Students face charges brought by their own lecturers

By Makki Marseilles. Twelve university students will sit in the dock of the criminal justice court in Athens on 10 March facing charges laid against them by their own academic teachers for acts committed in 2011, during a period of student protests against legislation they believed would undermine free-state education and privatise state universities. Read more...

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Report exposes ‘inflation-busting’ pay rises of VCs

By Brendan O'Malley. University bosses received an average salary of £272,432 (US$395,130) for the academic year 2014-15, which is an inflation-busting increase of 3% on the previous year and 6.7 times the average pay of their staff, according to a report released by the University and College Union, or UCU. Read more...

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Rectors expect sharp rise in foreign student numbers

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The number of foreign students studying in Russian universities could significantly increase during the next several years, mainly due to a sharp devaluation of the Russian currency, the ruble, against the dollar and euro, caused by the financial crisis in Russia. Read more...

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Minister aims to improve higher education standards

Théophile Mbemba, higher education and universities minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has given stern instructions to members of newly appointed university management committees on the need to improve standards in higher education. Read more...

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Rise in graduate and youth unemployment

Although unemployment nationally fell in Morocco between 2014 and 2015, the jobless rates for young people rose – with nearly a quarter of university graduates registered as unemployed – according to a report from the government’s planning institution the Haut Commissariat au Plan. Read more...

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