05 juillet 2016

Why do students study abroad?

By Mary M Kritz. The world’s numbers of international tertiary students reached 4.3 million in 2011-12, up from 1.3 million in 1990. In 2016 the United States alone had 1.2 million international students or almost as many as the entire world did in 1990. Read more...

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What is successful international leadership in HE?

By Lucy Leske. Seven years after UNESCO published Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an academic revolution, the paradigm shift the report cited toward ‘massification’ and global competition appears to be accelerating. Universities of all types and sizes are unremittingly internationalising, both catalysing and responding to global changes in higher education. Read more...

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Are international advisory councils the future?

By Philip G Altbach, Georgiana Mihut and Jamil Salmi. The latest accoutrement of world-class universities, or those aspiring to world-class status, is an international advisory council, or IAC. Read more...

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Investing in the future of African women farmers

By Sharon Dell. At the age of 12, Malawi-born Mphangera Kamanga knew she wanted to go to university to study agriculture so she could help smallholder farmers to improve their yields. Read more...

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French give US$30 million credit for university growth

By Christabel Ligami. The French Development Agency, or AFD, has given a US$30 million concessional credit line to commercial banks in Kenya to finance new and ongoing university infrastructure investment initiatives in strategic faculties. Read more...

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Mixed reaction to scrapping of university admission test

By Tunde Fatunde. While some have welcomed it, many academics, business representatives and civil society groups in Nigeria have rejected Federal Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu’s recent scrapping of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination admissions system. Read more...

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Study progress rates the same with grants and loans

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The different student aid schemes in the Nordic countries lead to significant differences in loan-taking behaviour and whether students take on a job, but they make no difference to the rate of study progress or completion of degree, a survey has found. Read more...

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Brexit a ‘painful turning point’, says rectors’ head

By Michael Gardner. The decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will have impacts throughout European higher education and research, according to Horst Hippler, president of the German Rectors’ Conference or HRK. The HRK has pledged to do all it can to continue German collaboration with the UK. Read more...

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New study abroad regulations to improve HE quality

By Karuna Narayan and Yojana Sharma. New regulations to allow Indian universities to collaborate with universities and colleges overseas and enable Indian students to gain credits for study abroad semesters were announced by India’s Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani recently. Read more...

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Experts fear damaging impact of Brexit on EU science

By Yojana Sharma. The impact of a possible British withdrawal from the European Union after its ground-shaking Brexit referendum on 24 June will be felt by universities and research groups receiving EU funding via the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. Read more...

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