09 mai 2016

Universities receive warnings over plagiarism

The Office of the Higher Education Commission has warned universities they are responsible for placing more emphasis on the quality of teaching, especially at the graduate level, after two cases of alleged thesis plagiarism at Silpakorn University were unveiled last month, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for the Bangkok Post. Read more...

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Experts call for autonomy of universities

Participants at the second roundtable conference on “Six years of 18th Constitutional Amendment: Equity and autonomy of universities”, demanded the implementation of the 18th Constitutional Amendment in education, especially in the higher education sector, and said that the autonomy of universities should be ensured, reports Pakistan Today. Read more...

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College affordability worsens in 45 states

Overall college affordability has worsened in 45 US states since 2008, creating a significant financial burden for students of modest economic means, writes Paul Fain for Inside Higher Ed. Read more...

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Government considers relaxing deemed universities’ norms

Deemed universities in the country may soon see better days with the government looking to relax some of the norms governing them and readying a plan to curtail the University Grants Commission’s powers to regulate them, writes Prashant K Nanda for Livemint. Read more...

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More female university leaders needed, say presidents

The lack of female leaders at Canadian universities is an urgent problem that needs to be addressed by every institution, says a group of university presidents who are pressing administrators and boards to make changes to how they recruit and promote women, writes Simona Chiose for The Globe and Mail. Read more...

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Universities to strike over lack of funds

The Federation of University Teachers called for a general strike last week, to which 53 institutions of higher education pledged their support, reports Prensa Latina. Read more...

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Budget puts higher university fees back on the table

Higher fees, deregulated prices for popular courses and larger loan repayments are on the cards for university students after federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham released an options paper with last week’s budget outlining his preferred path for higher education reform, writes Tim Dodd for the Financial Review. Read more...

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Activists call for nationalisation of universities

Activists said that tighter regulation and moves towards nationalisation – not tuition hikes – are the answers to falling student numbers pushing many universities towards the fiscal brink, writes Abraham Gerber for the Taipei Times. Read more...

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Millionaire research scientists on the rise

Government’s push to put science and technology at the forefront of the nation’s development is creating a new breed of highly paid scientific academics who are leading the nation’s rise as a global power in scientific research, writes Stephen Chen for South China Morning Post. Read more...

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Has the library outlived its usefulness?

By Donald A Barclay. US institutions of higher education and US local governments are under extraordinary pressure to cut costs and eliminate from institutional or governmental ledgers any expenses whose absence would cause little or no pain. Read more...

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