18 juillet 2016

Universities studying ways to make inroads abroad

South Korean universities, which are worried about their futures due to dropping birth rates, are studying ways to make inroads abroad, reports The Korea Herald. More...

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Countries establish universities' association

The heads of some of China and Russia's leading universities met recently to discuss Chinese-Russian cooperation in scientific and educational fields, and signed a declaration to establish an association of universities, writes Arthur Dominic Villasanta for China Topix. More...

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Public colleges chase out-of-state students

A state audit in March reinforced what many California parents already suspected: on a constant hunt for more revenue, the prestigious University of California system gave favourable admissions treatment to thousands of higher-paying out-of-state and foreign students, to the detriment of Californians, writes Stephanie Saul for The New York Times. More...

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Brexit may lead to surge in third-level students

Education authorities are concerned that the fallout of the Brexit vote will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of Irish and other European students in higher education in Ireland, writes Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times. More...

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Universities to get tough over foreigner admissions

The entry of mediocre foreign students into Australia is likely to be restricted with new norms making education institutions responsible for the genuineness of their admissions, which will be reflected in their ratings. However, students opting for top universities will have much easier entry, with no questions asked about financial support by the immigration department, writes R Ravikanth Reddy for The Hindu. More...

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Texas professors sue to block guns in classrooms

Three University of Texas professors have filed suit in federal court in a bid to halt a state law that lets people with concealed-handgun licences bring pistols into classrooms, saying the measure would have a chilling effect on academic freedom, writes Jon Herskovitz for Reuters. More...

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PM invokes sweeping powers to reform universities

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has invoked Section 44 of the interim constitution to tackle chronic problems in the tertiary education sector, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for Bangkok Post. More...

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Access to social networks blocked to avert exam fraud

Ethiopia’s government has blocked access to social networks throughout the country, an unprecedented measure it has justified by the need to prevent fraud during the period of university exams. More...

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Thirteen students injured in fight over tree

A fight over a tree between students from two higher education institutions that share premises resulted in 13 serious casualties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More...

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Two new university institutes will relieve pressure

Two new university institutes in Algeria, one specialising in social sciences and the other in sports activities, will be completed in Ghardaïa before the end of October. They will improve higher education conditions and relieve pressure on lecture halls. More...

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