29 juin 2016

China accused of buying influence over universities

Two Australian journalists have argued that the Chinese government is buying influence over Australian universities by donating libraries and funds for institutes as part of a broader push to strengthen its soft power in the country, writes David Matthews for Times Higher Education. Read more...

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Universities are getting better at asking for money

University philanthropy is enjoying a revival. Although fundraising accounts for only 3% of universities’ £29 billion (US$41 billion) annual income, it is growing fast, reports The Economist. Read more...

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State announces free higher education for the poor

The Assam state government this month announced free education for students with a family income of less than Rs100,000 (US$1,500) per annum who are seeking admissions in higher secondary, three-year degree and polytechnic diploma courses from this year, reports Press Trust India. Read more...

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Commotion over moves to reform higher education

When it comes to educational heritage, Peru has little competition – its National University of San Marcos is the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere, chartered by Charles V in 1551 – but today Peru’s educational institutions barely rank among its Latin American peers, writes Akshan de Alwis for Diplomatic Courier. Read more...

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Study recommends shift in spending towards HE

A newly released study says Mexico needs to shift the focus of education reform urgently from primary to secondary schools and higher education, as the government wages a pitched battle with teachers and unionists who blocked highways and occupied buildings in ongoing protests against reforms passed in 2013, reports Mark Browne for CNS News. Read more...

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Review of federal funding for scientific research

The federal government has named an expert panel to conduct an unprecedented and sweeping review of how it supports university-based scientific research, writes Ivan Semeniuk for The Globe and Mail. Read more...

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Academics issue warning over declining student numbers

Thai universities need to move with the times as they brace for steadily declining enrolments, academics have warned. They said new social trends could make some majors outdated, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for Bangkok Post. Read more...

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US student wins three-year battle against college

An American mathematics student will have her fees refunded after winning her case against a Swedish university that offered sub-standard tuition, reports The Local. Read more...

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Graduates face rapidly changing jobs scene

With a record number of students set to don cap and gown, new research shows that a bachelor degree is no longer the career ticket it once was. That's because of rising competition, fewer opportunities and an economy that's shifting gears from the fast lane to something slower, reports Bloomberg News. Read more...

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Women missing out on top university jobs – Study

New research shows there's a considerable gap between men and women when it comes to being promoted to the top jobs in the country's universities, writes Conan Young for Radio NZ. Read more...

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