06 juin 2016

An innovative model for higher education reform

By Thanh Nguyen. Reforming higher education has been a top priority of the Vietnamese government in recent years. Even though some progress has been made, university reform still lags egregiously behind the country’s economic transformation. Read more...

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Why India needs to attract more international students

By Pratik Gandhi. Around the corridors of the ministry responsible for education in India, you will often hear statements like: "India itself has huge demand internally and so we don't need international students." It’s not just those in education who say such things – even economists ask: "Foreign student kyu chaiye [Why foreign students]?". Read more...

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Credentials fraud now a global threat for universities

By Mary Beth Marklein. Diploma mills have been on the United States radar screen as far back as 1876, when then commissioner of education John Eaton Jr called them a “disgrace to American education”. Today, credential fraud in higher education is a billion-dollar industry, by some accounts. It has spiralled into a major threat for employers and university admissions offices. And it spans the globe. Read more...

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Trump victory would deter international students, NAFSA told

By Mary Beth Marklein. A contentious climate on Capitol Hill poses challenges for anyone’s policy agenda in the United States this year. But the 2016 election season is further complicating the goals of advocates for global learning, who gathered last week in Denver in the US for the 68th annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Read more...

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Government agrees to host Syrian refugees as students

By Suvendrini Kakuchi. In a move widely viewed by experts as responding to international pressure, Japan has said it will host some 150 Syrian refugees as foreign students in support of Europe’s efforts to tackle the influx of tens of thousands of people fleeing war in their country. Read more...

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Call for students to unite behind one global voice

By Brendan O'Malley. The declaration, composed by student representatives from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, says education is a human right and one of the “great social equalizers” but is under threat from commodification, neglect for quality, lack of accessibility and attacks on students’ fundamental rights. Read more...

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Major shift to supporting science via universities

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The Russian government plans to create conditions for the acceleration of research and development activities at the national universities, according to recent statements of Dmitry Livanov, Russia’s minister of education and science. Read more...

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Surge in growth of Indian students studying abroad

By Yojana Sharma. The number of Indian students going abroad to study is growing at a faster pace than ever before. With the exception of the United Kingdom, student numbers from India to the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Germany grew faster than overall overseas student numbers to these destinations, according to the latest report by MM Advisory Services in New Delhi. Read more...

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The consequences of internationalisation rankings

By Hans de Wit. At the IREG-8 Conference in Lisbon on 4-6 May, the central theme was rankings and internationalisation (see also Simon Marginson’s address). The relationship between the two topics is logical, as rankings, in particular the main global rankings, play a key role in international competition in higher education – and because international indicators play a role in positioning higher education institutions. Read more...

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A survivor making black lives matter in the curriculum

By Brendan O'Malley. Eight hours before Aya Waller-Bey was due to jump on a plane from Detroit to London to take up a scholarship at Cambridge University she was sitting in a courtroom watching as a judge sentenced her sister to two years behind bars for assault with intent to do bodily harm during an armed robbery. Read more...

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