29 juin 2016

Online service to advise universities on gender equality

A new online service advising how to set up and implement gender balance plans will be available this autumn, writes Éanna Kelly for Science Business. Read more...

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A crop of hands-on universities is transforming learning

When Christine Ortiz imagines her ideal university she sees “no lectures, no classrooms, no majors, no departments”. Students will work on tough practical problems in huge open spaces. If they need to swot up they will consult the internet, not a lecturer. Her vision is far removed from the traditional model of higher education. Read more...

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Policy panel seeks revamped university regulator

A high-power committee headed by former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian, tasked with drawing up a blueprint for a new national education policy, has recommended that the law that set up the higher education regulator, the University Grants Commission, be allowed to lapse, writes Vikas Pathak for The Hindu. Read more...

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National effort begins to regain research integrity

Every researcher in the Netherlands is to be questioned about whether they have committed research misconduct or engaged in “sloppy science” as part of a major national effort to bolster scientific standards, writes David Matthews for Times Higher Education. Read more...

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Two universities adopt new language policies

The universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch have adopted new language policies, reports Thulani Gqirana for News24. Read more...

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Massification does not necessarily bring equity

By Nicola Jenvey. The mass expansion of higher education has played a significant role in broadening the access to learning from previously only serving the elite, causing some commentators to moot it among the most important social transformations in the second half of the 20th century. Read more...

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Internationalisation throughout the education system

By Robert Coelen. Two weeks ago the Dutch Education Council, or DEC, provided the minister with primary, secondary and vocational education in his portfolio with advice on the internationalisation of pre-tertiary education. Read more...

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The effects of Saudisation on universities

By Manail Anis Ahmed. Saudi Arabia’s policy of replacing foreign workers with its own citizens is known as Saudisation. Until very recently, the oil-rich Saudi kingdom has depended heavily on expatriates to fill jobs. Currently, however, the country is faced with a burgeoning young population that needs to find gainful employment. Unprecedented numbers of young Saudis are also returning to the country after benefiting from the King Abdullah Scholarship Program overseas. Read more...

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How to boost your university’s ranking position

By Angel Calderon. Now in its sixth consecutive edition, QS Latin American University Rankings has become the annual international benchmark universities use to ascertain their relative standing in the region. In reality, for some it is a stepping stone for inclusion in the various world university ranking schemas. Read more...

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E-learning is missing link in internationalisation

By Andrée Sursock. Higher education institutions worldwide are subject to pressures that have grown in number and complexity. They recognise that the quality of their activities – research, teaching and learning and societal engagement – is integrally dependent upon sound internationalisation and digitalisation strategies. Read more...

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