25 janvier 2017

Neoliberalism meets populism in HE reforms

By Marion Lloyd. In the decade since Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa declared a 'citizens' revolution', the South American country has undergone a radical transformation of its higher education system. Read more...

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The turn to nativism hinders international education

By Mark Ashwill. Words are the fundamental building blocks of communication. Imprecision in the use of language creates confusion and misunderstanding. Read more...

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A new way of planning international recruitment - Growing importance of regional hubs

By Marguerite Dennis. Regional hubs, especially in Southeast Asia and in the Middle East, are enrolling a greater share of international students with regional governments working together to create strong economic and political ties to attract students from the region to study there. Read more...

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Makerere students struggle to meet fee payment deadlines

By Esther Nakkazi. Just weeks after Uganda’s flagship Makerere University recommenced operations after a government-ordered shutdown, thousands of its final-year students now face the possibility of failing to graduate as they struggle to meet stringent new fee payment policy requirements. Read more...

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Austrian chancellor presents ‘Plan A’ for universities

By Michael Gardner. Higher education funding in Austria is to be based more strongly on enrolment and performance agreements, according to a new paper submitted by the country’s Chancellor Christian Kern. Entry restrictions would be applied where necessary, although tuition fees are ruled out. Read more...

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Massive audit set to shake up universities

By Christabel Ligami and Gilbert Nganga. In what is being billed as one of the most comprehensive institutional reviews in Kenyan higher education history, the Kenyan Commission for University Education, or CUE, is to start the process of auditing all public and private universities on 23 January. Read more...

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Drop in student numbers rattles private universities

By Maina Waruru. A massive drop in the number of secondary school leavers qualifying for entry into universities in 2017 means that Kenyan private universities may have to turn to fee-paying foreign students or offer more diploma courses to keep themselves afloat. Read more...

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New HE and technology park for ‘disputed territory’

By Yojana Sharma. A new technology park is to be set up on formerly disputed territory along Hong Kong’s border with China to enhance research collaboration between universities on both sides and establish an international higher education and technology hub. Read more...

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‘Uncharted waters’ for higher education in Trump era

By Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education. There has been no shortage of predictions about what to expect under the administration of President Donald J Trump. But any forecast of how a man with no experience in elected office, no demonstrated interest in the process of policy-making, and a record of contradictory and dishonest pronouncements will govern should be read with caution. Read more...

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Authorities reopen Axact fake degrees investigation after US arrest

By Ameen Amjad Khan. After a United States court charged Umair Hamid, an executive of Axact, a Pakistan-based IT company that allegedly defrauded tens of thousands of people in many countries including the US by selling fake diplomas and degrees, Pakistani authorities decided this month to revisit the case. Read more...

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