13 avril 2016

Kenya marks Garissa university massacre anniversary

On 2 April Kenyans commemorated the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed 148 people, mostly students, at a university college in Garissa in the country’s worst massacre since 1998, reports AFPMore...

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Princeton keeps Woodrow Wilson’s name despite protests

Princeton University has announced that its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will continue to bear the name of the 28th president, despite protests by student activists seeking to rename the school because of Wilson's record on racial issues, writes David Wright for CNNMore...

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Minister announces higher education council choices

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who serves as head of the Council for Higher Education, has announced his choices for nine candidates to serve on the council. They will replace the six members who resigned earlier this year following a rift between members of academia and the education minister, writes Lidar Gravé-Lazi for The Jerusalem PostMore...

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Prime minister wants overhaul of HE regulators

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a new body to subsume the present higher education regulators, and the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog has been told to suggest a new framework after consulting stakeholders, reports the Hindustan TimesMore...

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Status anxiety ‘harms university cooperation’

Snobbish attitudes among some universities towards their less prestigious peers are stopping cooperation that could save institutions millions of pounds in efficiency savings, a Leadership Foundation study says, writes Jack Grove for Times Higher EducationMore...

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Minister promises details of HE changes before polls

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham says more details of the Australian government’s higher education policy will be unveiled before the election, as he recommitted to de-regulating the sector, writes Francis Keany for ABC NewsMore...

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New infrastructure programme for universities, colleges

Canada’s Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan announced last week that the government would launch the application process for a CAN$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) fund that will improve research and innovation infrastructure at universities and colleges across the country, reports MarketwiredMore...

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150 best young universities in the world

Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has topped the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016 – a ranking of the best universities under the age of 50 – for the second year in a row, while the United Kingdom has the most world-class young institutions in the top 150, writes Ellie Bothwell for Times Higher EducationMore...

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Universities must measure student learning, not numbers

By David Haworth. It is high time universities started to measure more what they achieve in student learning, rather than in enrolments, the Presidents’ Forum of the Worldwide Universities Network has been told in Brussels. More...

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Africa must learn higher education lessons from India

By Wachira Kigotho. In a key report, Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration, the three top continental bodies conclude that most of Africa’s new innovations are driven by elementary practical experience and traditional knowledge skills. More...

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