13 avril 2016

Internationalisation policy for universities on the cards

By Stephen Coan. Measures designed to facilitate the enrolment of foreign students and academics at South African universities and to eliminate current bureaucratic chaos centred around immigration regulations were announced at a Research and Innovation Dialogue held in Johannesburg from 7-8 April. More...

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Diplomats gather to bolster refugee student support

By Michael Gardner. High-level diplomats and experts gathered in New York last week to discuss measures to support displaced students from the Middle East. Prompted by the ongoing refugee crisis, the meeting was organised by the Institute of International Education and the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD. More...

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Government to ease setting up overseas branch campuses

By Unsoo Jung. The South Korean government has announced it will table regulatory reforms to promote overseas expansion of the country’s universities. The reforms will include allowing overseas branch campuses, the education ministry said, as well as increasing recognition for inter-university courses. More...

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Government releases first Indian university rankings

By Yojana Sharma. The Indian government last week released its first ever ranking of publicly funded and private higher education institutions even though it acknowledged that some data from universities was incomplete during its evaluation of more than 3,500 institutions under four categories – research universities, engineering institutions, management institutions and pharmacy colleges. More...

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Higher education as a multi-purpose enterprise

By Patrick Blessinger. Globalisation is a socio-politico-economic phenomenon that, some would argue, has eclipsed post-modernism and post-structuralism as a framework for explaining the development of the modern world over the past several decades. More...

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What makes a good higher education minister?

By Julien Jacqmin and Mathieu Lefebvre. Academia is a rather awkward sector to (ad)minister. It is home to peculiarities such as academic tenure, peer-reviewed publications and shared governance. Its higher education institutions are a key engine for local economies and they also play an increasingly active role at an international level, linked both to their teaching and research activities. More...

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How to survive changes in ranking methodology

By Richard Holmes and Waldemar Siwinski. Ranking organisations have a serious problem with methodological changes. Rankers take pride in producing reliable, consistent and trusted league tables that can be used to compare departments and institutions and to check year to year progress. More...

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Towards better quality higher education

By Michaela Martin. As higher education systems expand and diversify, a potential decline in the quality of higher education has become a growing concern worldwide. More...

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The alarming rise of failed university presidencies

By Ross Paul. Canada’s public universities have flourished for years under relatively independent boards of governors. However, with the democratisation of higher education, they are no longer ivory towers but very public and increasingly accountable institutions and there are signs that they are feeling the strain. More...

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History of student loans goes back to the Middle Ages

By Jenny Adams. At first, scholars who needed money did not differ from other borrowers: everyone took loans from the same lenders. But in 1240, Robert Grosseteste, the bishop of Lincoln, used Oxford University money to launch the first documented student loan system. He named it St Frideswide’s Chest. More...

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