14 mars 2016

It’s time to talk about race

By Kevin Hylton. Popular culture is remarkable in its ability to remind us that ‘race’ and racism in society are insidious as pernicious discourses and micro-aggressions – from controversies at the Oscars where Black actors complained at their lack of opportunities and therefore recognition, to music and sport. Read more...

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Country ‘set to steal students from US, UK, Australia’

By Nicola Jenvey. The inaugural Hotcourses Insights destination country report focusing on Malaysia shows that in 2015 10% of students studying in that country were international. Read more...

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Fukushima has shown need for broader longer-term research

By Suvendrini Kakuchi. As survivors gathered last week for memorial services for the thousands of victims of the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima disaster five years ago, researchers working on preventing similar massive losses are drawing on the lessons of the disaster – the need for interdisciplinary research and international collaboration. Read more...

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Emerging global HE leader status ‘still some way off’

By Yojana Sharma. With huge investment in international higher education collaborations, and China’s new Silk Road project which involves researchers, industry and other organisations, China likes to see itself as an emerging global leader in higher education. Read more...

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Universities demand an end to policy uncertainty

By Brendan O'Malley. Universities Australia Chair Barney Glover warned in a speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday that “almost two years of policy insecurity and uncertainty is taking its toll on the ability of universities to plan and allocate resources in their students' best interests". Read more...

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UK top but Germany challenges in European ranking

By Brendan O'Malley. The United Kingdom dominates the Times Higher Education European Top 200 Rankings published last week with 46 institutions in the list. Read more...

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Sharp drop in foreign students at business schools

By Brendan O'Malley. One third of all international students in UK universities are studying in a business school. However, last year’s intake from outside the European Union fell sharply by 8.6%, according to the latest figures published last week by the Chartered Association of Business Schools, or CABS, in a new report. Read more...

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Plan for peer review based research funding opposed

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A thoroughly worked-through proposal for a more peer review based funding of Swedish research prepared by the Swedish Research Council and three other research councils has been rejected by a majority of Swedish universities, university colleges and other stakeholders involved in the consultation process. Read more...

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LERU sets out best practice in QA for doctoral training

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Universities should ensure that funded doctoral programmes are embedded in a strong research environment supporting candidates to work with rigour and integrity. Read more...

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African integration, online courses for top university?

Creating a masters degree in African integration and a doctoral school of the United States of Africa, and introducing courses delivered by direct video ‘streaming’, were among proposals at a conference at University Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD, Senegal’s top university. Read more...

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