04 avril 2016

Cabinet approves university accreditation council law

The Bangladesh government last week approved in principle the draft of ‘The Accreditation Council Law, 2016’, with a view to ensuring standards of higher education in the country, reports The Daily Star. Read more...

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Concern about universities violating plagiarism policy

The Higher Education Commission has expressed concerns at universities not following the commission’s plagiarism policy by not taking action on plagiarism complaints against their faculty, reports The Express Tribune. Read more...

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Government to fund science scholars’ post-doc research

The government has embarked upon a scheme to fund ‘pure science’ scholars who have completed their PhDs to enable them to continue their post-doctoral research in India, reports Press Trust of India. Read more...

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Five-year plan boosts basic research funding

Research into cosmic evolution, the structure of matter, the origins of life and understanding how the brain works all deserve strengthened support, according to China's latest 5-year development plan, which could triple funding for basic research by 2020, writes Hao Xin for Science. Read more...

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Slash university loan repayment threshold – Report

A Grattan Institute report released on Tuesday has recommended the income threshold for university debt repayments should be cut by A$12,000 (US$9,200), saving A$500 million every year, reports Australian Associated Press. Read more...

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UK universities want ‘transparency’ on TNE from China

UK university staff have cited the lack of transparency around Chinese transnational education, or TNE, legislation as one of the main barriers halting higher education partnerships between the two countries, writes Ellie Bothwell for Times Higher Education. Read more...

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Forbes lists best value US colleges

The average student attending a four-year, in-state public college pays about US$19,500 in tuition each year. Is that an investment worth making? Forbes has made answering that question a little easier with its Best Value Colleges 2016 rankings, published online Tuesday, writes Julia Glum for International Business Times. Read more...

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Student put 50 million stolen research articles online

Alexandra Elbakyan is a highbrow pirate in hiding. The 27-year-old graduate student from Kazakhstan is operating a searchable online database of nearly 50 million stolen scholarly journal articles, shattering the US$10 billion-per-year paywall of academic publishers, writes Michael Rosenwald for The Washington Post. Read more...

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Non-credit education abroad is on the rise, IIE says

US college students are pursuing a broader range of international educational activities despite not receiving academic credit for them, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education, or IIE. Read more...

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There is no substitute for good quality teaching

By Nita Temmerman. It is a privilege to be part of the education system, whether as a student, a teacher, a researcher or as a leader/manager. I have occupied all these roles as well as that of parent of a school and now university student. Read more...

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