29 juin 2016

Elite universities call for cap on student places

The nation's elite Group of Eight universities has proposed that the federal government reintroduce limits on how many students each university can enrol, a suggestion slammed by other vice-chancellors as "cancerous" and "selfish", writes Matthew Knott for The Sydney Morning Herald. Read more...

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Education minister questioned over Erdogan’s diploma

Idris Baluken, People's Democratic Party deputy parliamentary group co-chair, has addressed a parliamentary question to Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz, asking him to clarify the mystery surrounding the validity of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s university diploma, reports Hurriyet Daily News. Read more...

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Musician Prince to get posthumous honorary degree

Just call him ‘Dr Prince’. The late superstar never went to college but the University of Minnesota is going to posthumously give him an honorary doctorate of letters later this year, writes Maria Puente for USA Today. Read more...

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Building world-class universities in India

By William G Tierney. The Indian government recently announced the desire to have 20 universities that are ranked among the world’s great universities. Although that goal is praiseworthy, the ability to make the dream a reality seems far-fetched based on my experiences over the past year doing research on higher education in India. Read more...

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National university ranking in need of improvements

By Anand Kulkarni and Angel Calderon. Around the world there is growing engagement with international university rankings, from students, parents, academics and institutional planners. It is unsurprising that India, which fares relatively poorly in the internationally recognised rankings, should be jumping on this bandwagon. Read more...

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Leaving the Soviet model of control over universities

By Gerard Postiglione and Xiaoyu Chen. As China finds itself inching closer to becoming the world’s innovative largest economy, it looks to its universities to sustain the pace of economic growth. More than a few scholars question whether this is possible with the limited autonomy accorded by the state to China’s universities. Read more...

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Look at the bigger picture – Brexit is about democracy

By Chris Bickerton and Lee Jones. So far, the debate on ‘Brexit’ has been utterly laughable, reflecting both the narrowness and short-sightedness of contemporary politics, and the fact that the debate is being ‘led’ on both sides by conservatives. Read more...

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Who will plug the funding gap in the event of Brexit?

By Daniel Hook. On 23 June the United Kingdom will go to the polls to participate in the most important referendum in decades: to remain as an integrated partner in the European Union or to loosen ties to Europe and to go it alone. Read more...

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A narrower, more parochial UK?

By Elspeth Jones and Hans de Wit. In the current debate over whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union or leave, issues concerning international students have not featured large. These temporary residents have not been seen as problematic by sections of the public keen to see a reduction in net migration and are not perceived in the same way as other ‘immigrants’. Read more...

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Universities lead growth in healthcare innovation

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A conference on health innovation in Norway and a new advanced master of science programme in business administration and healthcare innovation developed by Copenhagen Business School and the faculty of health at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark are two signs of growing interest in research into health innovation and advanced degree courses composed of health sciences and business studies in Nordic countries. Read more...

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