22 février 2017

Support teaching to build a stronger ASEAN community

By Roger Chao Jr. After launching in November 2015, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Community now has to focus on increasing regional integration across all its three pillars: the ASEAN Economic Community; the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community; and the ASEAN Political-Security Community. More...

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Future of outward higher education internationalisation

By Gabriel Hawawini. In a recent book, I define internationalisation as the process of integrating a higher education institution and its key stakeholders (faculty and its students) into the emerging global knowledge economy. More...

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Descent into ignorance as critical voices are silenced

By Eda Erdener. Last year was difficult for Turkey in terms of academic rights and free speech violations and their possible consequences for the education system. Unfortunately, it seems 2017 will not be any better. More...

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Preparing Arab-nation students for study in the West

By Wagdy Sawahel. Despite facilitating several scholarship initiatives aimed at students, most Arab universities in Africa are not adequately preparing students to optimise learning opportunities at foreign universities or serve as cultural ambassadors, according to higher education experts, scholars and students. More...

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Eleven universities face insolvency – Report

By Christabel Ligami. Eleven Kenyan universities, including the country’s flagship institution, are insolvent and unable to meet their financial obligations, according to a new auditor general’s report. More...

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Knowledge City to boost science education and research

By Wagdy Sawahel. In an effort to establish itself as a regional hub for higher education, science and technology, Egypt plans to set up a Knowledge City in the new administrative capital east of Cairo that will host branches of foreign universities and research, innovation and entrepreneurship centres along with a science park. More...

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Germany, Kenya to launch a regional science university

By Michael Gardner. Kenya and Germany are to establish an East African-German University of Sciences. The new institution will respond to education and training requirements across the region. The scheme was announced at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi earlier this month. More...

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Universities body moves to curtail religious tensions

By Tunde Fatunde. An order in Nigeria emanating from a state university management team, which seemed to ban the activities of any student society other than a Muslim-aligned organisation, is likely to be rescinded following an intervention by the National Universities Commission. More...

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Row over mismanagement of EU research funding

By Jan Petter Myklebust. European Commission officials are expected to hold talks with government representatives in Bulgaria over the alleged mismanagement of funds in the operational programme Science and Education for Smart Growth, or SESG, in the European Union budget. More...

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Government raises foreign student quota to 200,000

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The Russian government plans to increase the quota for international students studying at domestic higher education institutions by 30% this year – up to 200,000 places, according to the official press service. More...

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