17 janvier 2017

The rise of research universities – A tale of two countries

By Sharon Dell. Providing a comparative overview of a selection of the region’s research-intensive universities with a particular focus on Australia and Singapore, Leo Goedegebuure of the LH Martin Institute in Melbourne, said among the territories surveyed – China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore – Singapore represented one of the “most innovative higher education systems” in the region. Read more...

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CHET – Reflections on an organisational journey

By Sharon Dell. After establishing itself as a central player in the South African higher education policy sector in the late 1990s, the Centre for Higher Education Trust or CHET has broadened its horizons, moving into the area of African institutional development with an emphasis on research. Read more...

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Festschrift – Celebrating a friend and a research field

By Sharon Dell. As an area of study, higher education is still relatively young, with research-based contributions having emerged only in the late 1960s and early 1970s while more systematic and comparative studies emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. Read more...

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Indicators show flagship African universities on rise

By Karen MacGregor. The notion of ‘Africa Rising’ has found traction in recent years, although the ascent is very uneven, says Nico Cloete, coordinator of HERANA – the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa. Read more...

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Strengthening universities – Lessons from Europe

By Karen MacGregor. Recent data from Norway’s statistical office revealed that 50% of all jobs will require a masters degree in the next 10 years, while unskilled jobs will shrink to 5%. This means universities will have a growing impact on development, argues Peter Maassen of Norway's University of Oslo – and that ensuring their success will become increasingly important. Read more...

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Profiles of flagship universities in eight African countries

Research by the Higher Education, Research and Advocacy Network in Africa, or HERANA, has produced data on flagship universities in eight African countries over a 15-year period. One outcome has been to improve data collection at the universities involved. Read more...

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Supreme Council pushes to secure university autonomy

By Brendan O'Malley. The first six words of the Supreme Council of Universities’ mission statement say it endeavours to achieve autonomy for Egypt’s universities. Read more...

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Bassin nazairien : les professionnels de l'orientation actualisent leurs connaissances

Orientation Pays de la LoireLe 6 décembre 2016, trente professionnels du Service public régional de l’orientation du bassin Nazairien se sont retrouvés pour une journée d’interconnaissance socio-économique du territoire. Pôle emploi a évoqué les besoins de recrutement dans l’aéronautique, la navale, et les énergies marines renouvelables. L’Insee a ensuite présenté l’économie productive et résidentielle dans les intercommunalités du bassin Nazairien. Un échange de pratiques à permis d’aborder l’utilisation de l’outillage socio-économique et l’accompagnement des publics dans la prise en compte de ces données dans leur projet d’orientation. Voir l'article...

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Government funds unlikely to meet campuses needs

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. A fiscally constrained Zimbabwe government has allocated a meagre US$23.2 million to both kick-start new and complete existing infrastructure projects at its burgeoning universities. Read more...

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State agency takes the lead in university corruption cases

By Tunde Fatunde. A recent series of investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or EFCC into allegations of corruption against high-level university staff is challenging the traditional autonomy of university governing councils. Read more...

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