17 janvier 2017

Loans board tightens screws on student defaulters

By Esther Nakkazi. The Tanzanian government is seeking legal counsel before it goes ahead and publishes the names and photographs of higher education loan defaulters who have failed to take responsibility for paying back their student loans, while an official task force last week commenced its round of visits to defaulters’ employers. Read more...

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Choppy waters ahead for international student demand

By Brendan O'Malley. Demand for places at United Kingdom universities will be hit by the impact of Brexit and other global changes – including a pledge by the Home Office to consult on making it harder for international students to come to the UK. But could the blows be softened by the Trump effect in the United States. Read more...

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University commission wins accreditation battle

By Maina Waruru. Professional bodies in Kenya have lost the battle with the Commission for University Education, or CUE, over who has the final say in the accreditation of university programmes. Read more...

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School of law to start year without foreign students

By Christabel Ligami. No foreign law graduate is to be admitted to the Kenya School of Law for the 2017-18 academic year following a decision last year by the Kenya Council of Legal Education to bar the admission of law graduates from other universities in the East African region. Read more...

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Students help devise first masters course in food security

Heads of a laboratory researching food biochemistry and related fields have proposed introducing a masters programme on food security and biotechnology, which does not currently exist in the country. Read more...

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Attacks on Congo students spur anti-racism legislation

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has called for the urgent introduction of legislation against racism, following knife attacks against three Congolese students in Tunis and a protest sit-in by African students against racist acts and official indifference. Read more...

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Research bodies seek changes to EU copyright proposals

By Brendan O'Malley. Five key European research organisations have called on legislators to modify current European Union copyright reform proposals, including broadening exceptions from copyright on text and data mining, to facilitate research and innovation in a digital environment – or risk impeding progress in one of the most dynamic parts of the economy. Read more...

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North Africa's research universities on the rise – slowly

By Wagdy Sawahel. Universities in North Africa are starting to join the research universities movement, recognising its potential in fostering innovation, promoting entrepreneurship and developing a sustainable knowledge economy, but they still face significant challenges. Read more...

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Higher education trends to watch in 2017

By Wagdy Sawahel. At the start of 2017, a selection of scholars and experts share their views on the major trends expected to impact higher education in the Arab world’s 22 states, which includes 10 countries in Africa. Read more...

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Change by design? The challenge of institutional reform

By Sharon Dell. Universities around the world need to adapt to changing external and internal circumstances, but achieving intentional change in these complex institutions is often more challenging than theories of organisational change might suggest. Read more...

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