22 mars 2016

Japanese-themed ball at Cambridge sparks latest row

Another Cambridge University ball has attracted controversy, after students complained the Japanese theme was “enforcing stereotypes”, writes Lexi Finnigan for The Telegraph. Read more...

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A new university every week

China has been building the equivalent of almost one university per week – part of a silent revolution that is causing a huge shift in the composition of the world's population of graduates, writes Andreas Schleicher for BBC News. Read more...

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Ministry proposes new universities’ finance scheme

The Ministry of Education and Science has put forth for public discussion its new concept of financing university-level education. This new scheme envisages moving away from the so-called ‘state order’ on the numbers of ‘specialties’, and to make universities self-financed, reports Ukrinform. Read more...

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Soviet-era ‘rank’ system is crippling reform

A rigid Stalinist bureaucratic rank system has not only created lethargic government bureaucracy but also permeated almost all levels of social and cultural institutions, including universities, writes Wang Xiangwei for South China Morning Post. Read more...

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Shin Bet stops asking universities for alumni lists

The Shin Bet says it has decided to quit asking universities for information about their graduates for the sake of building up the security agency's recruitment lists, writes Chaim Levinson for Haaretz. Read more...

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Colleges face penalties over ‘poor performance’

Three colleges which have performed poorly in a new assessment process for the higher education sector face financial penalties running into hundreds of thousands of euro, writes Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times. Read more...

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Israeli society calls for boycott of Ariel University

A group of over 1,000 Israeli sociologists announced last week that they will sever all academic ties to Ariel University "since it is not located in Israeli territory”, reports The Jerusalem Post. Read more...

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Poorer Scots ‘to get into university with lower grades’

Students from Scotland’s poorest backgrounds should be able to get into university with lower grades than their middle-class counterparts under radical proposals unveiled last week, but the move has prompted concerns from universities and opposition parties, writes Scott MacNab for The Scotsman. Read more...

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Five million hold higher education degrees

The number of Taiwanese people with a college, university or other type of higher education degree has increased to five million in 2015, reports The China Post. Read more...

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Growth in university education affects graduate earnings

The rapid expansion of university education is affecting the earning power of graduates, according to a Bank of England study showing the value of a degree has declined sharply over 20 years, writes Larry Elliott for the Guardian. Read more...

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