22 mars 2016

University ordered to implement ‘equal language’ plan

The High Court in the Western Cape has ordered Stellenbosch University to implement a plan for language policy developed in 2014 by the end of March that places English and Afrikaans on equal footing, reports Karl Gernetszky for BDLive. Read more...

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Government funds studies on making rain in the desert

By Mannoura Egaiz. The United Arab Emirates is to fund three research teams from around the world to work out how to make it rain over the Arabian Desert. Read more...

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Africa needs confident scientists in global partnerships

By Karen MacGregor. More than a ‘next Einstein’, says University of Cambridge Vice-chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, “Africa needs scientists who are confident and able to harness the power of global partnerships” and forge closer collaboration with policy-makers and the private sector. Read more...

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Sedition row is part of battle to control universities

By Shuriah Niazi. With India's Jawaharlal Nehru University, or JNU, Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar being charged with sedition, opinion across the nation stands divided over what constitutes 'sedition'. The issue has snowballed into a political slugfest. Read more...

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Meeting of minds on the way forward for Latin America

By Hans de Wit and Liz Reisberg. From 4-6 March a unique summit took place in Cartagena, Colombia. Thirty scholars and experts from six countries in Latin America and the United States discussed the future of higher education in the region. Read more...

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Syrian refugees need your help

By Sedat Gumus. The Institute of International Education or IIE’s report on Syrian students and scholars in Turkey, We Will Stop Here and Go No Further, argued that around 10% of the Syrian population in Turkey might be considered as of university age and among them around 25% might have been eligible for higher education in pre-war Syria. Read more...

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Search is on for ways to increase HE for Syrian refugees

By Allan E Goodman. Rapid change in the international higher education landscape has paved the way for exciting new opportunities. Government and corporate investment in talent development has resulted in increased educational exchange with different countries and regions and new universities and technologies have made partnerships possible in places formerly out of reach. Read more...

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US nationalism – The elephant in the room

By Mark Ashwill. There’s a lot of talk these days about internationalisation and the value of international competence. To this I would add another essential yet neglected element: a mindset that transcends competencies and skill sets, that is able to overcome nationalism and develop a global competence, allowing people to become global citizens. Read more...

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Bologna and bust lead to a boom in doctorates

By Paul Rigg. Spanish universities are processing up to six times the number of doctorates compared to the last academic year, according to research by one of Spain’s leading newspapers, El Mundo. Read more...

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‘Teflon’ universities need closer public scrutiny

By Richard Hil. If it were any other industry there would be calls for an urgent public inquiry. But not when it comes to universities. If ever there was a sector that demonstrated the 'Teflon effect' it would surely be Australia’s system of university education. Yet nothing seems to stick. Read more...

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