06 juin 2016

Universities to launch trial apprenticeship schemes

The much-vaunted German and Swiss system of apprenticeship – where students take on jobs and study for degrees concurrently – will be tried out at universities in Singapore, writes Sandra Davie for The Straits Times. Read more...

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Helsinki University to offer degree in Somali language

A Somali language degree programme will be launched by the University of Helsinki in autumn 2017, while a briefer, 15-study point package is already set to begin at the beginning of the autumn semester this year, reports YLE. Read more...

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‘Russian-style university’ to open its doors

The official breaking-of-ground ceremony of a joint Russian-Chinese University took place in the city of Shenzhen in China. The new university will be established on the basis of the Moscow State University and the Beijing Institute of Technology, reports Sputnik News. Read more...

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More students choosing vocational education

Going to university is no longer ‘a must’ for many Vietnamese students, who would rather go to vocational schools and work at factories than attend university and remain unemployed, reports VietNamNet Bridge. Read more...

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Ministry to rank 73 agricultural universities

Taking its cue from the human resource development ministry's recent move of issuing rankings of Indian universities and the country's engineering, management and pharmaceutical institutes, the agriculture ministry has decided to exclusively rank 73 agricultural universities, writes Vishwa Mohan for TNN. Read more...

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Universities’ mad boom represents shaky model

Higher education is in the throes of its biggest building boom since the 1960s. Whether it is wise or not, whether the financial and academic calculations add up, are questions rarely asked, so loud is the self-congratulation of those pioneering the expansion, writes Mary Dejevsky for The Spectator. Read more...

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University students are open to more debt risk

The nation’s A$44 billion (US$32 billion) student loan scheme is mired in poor risk management and monitoring, according to a damning report released by the Australian National Audit Office that also casts doubt over projections of the size of the country’s future student debt, writes Kylar Loussikian for The Australian. Read more...

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Trump's emerging higher education platform

While final decisions have not been made on when Donald Trump’s ideas on higher education will be formally unveiled, not to mention many details worked out, the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign expects higher education to be a major issue in the general election later this year, writes Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed. Read more...

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5,600 Syrians enrolled at Turkey’s universities

Some 5,600 Syrian students have been enrolled at universities across Turkey while 1,080 have received scholarships, according to the head of the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, reports Anadolu Agency. Read more...

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Students stand up for public universities

Tens of thousands of students, teachers, education workers and supporters marched through the streets of downtown Buenos Aires city on 12 May to support the country’s public education system, venting their anger at President Mauricio Macri and his administration in the wake of what education unions are calling a full-scale funding crisis, writes Orlando Jenkinson for Buenos Aires Herald. Read more...

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