29 juin 2016

Understanding drivers of transnational partnerships

By Catherine Montgomery. The increase in global partnerships between groups of higher education institutions is part of a fundamental change in the way universities are working together and constructing themselves. Read more...

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Fire, freedom and disrepair

By Zenobia Ismail. The wave of violent protests at South African universities and the frequent use of fire as a weapon have provoked much analysis of fire as an idiom for political change in South Africa. In January when the students at the University of Cape Town raided the portraits adorning the dining hall at Fuller House and set fire to them, an article in The Economist carried the headline “Whiteness Burning”. Read more...

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The Brexit vote signals ‘You are not welcome here’

By Alan Ruby. The latest period of globalisation has been good for higher education in Britain and much of the rest of the world. There has been freer movement of people and ideas. Last year about 4.5 million young people studied outside their home nation. Millions of others took advantage of increased opportunities for transnational education. Read more...

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There are so many leaders around us that we don’t see

By Mary Beth Marklein. In The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, US journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon recounts the story of Kamila Sidiqi, an entrepreneurial young woman in Afghanistan who built a business to hold her family home together under Taliban rule. Read more...

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Concern over quality education in private medical colleges

By Mushfique Wadud. The Bangladesh government has rowed back on a previous decision to shut down three private medical colleges for their failure to fulfil conditions set for obtaining a licence, following protests by students and guardians. Read more...

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Steady progress in speeding up degree completion time

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Denmark is making headway in its efforts to reduce the number of students who do not complete their degree in good time. Read more...

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World Bank skills project targets 30,000 youth

By Gilbert Nakweya. A new World Bank initiative has been launched to help Tanzanian youth improve the quality of their skills and tap into the country’s key economic sectors. Read more...

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East Africa joins global network of energy centres

By Christabel Ligami. An East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, or EACREEE, has been launched at Makerere University in Uganda to address energy issues faced by the five East African Community nations of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Read more...

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Concerns in Hong Kong over new UK admission system

A new point-scoring admission system in UK universities may remove the advantage now enjoyed by students who take Hong Kong’s Diploma of Secondary Education examination, writes Shirley Zhao for the South China Morning Post. Read more...

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Parents place high value on higher education – Survey

A new HSBC report has found that many parents in Singapore are willing to spend to back up the importance they place on ensuring that their children receive a proper tertiary education, reports Asia One. Read more...

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