22 février 2017

Montreal pips Paris in global ‘best student city’ ranking

By Karen MacGregor. There is something about the French that appeals to students, it seems. Though there are proportionately few major French-speaking cities, Montreal topped this year’s QS Best Student Cities ranking, knocking Paris into second place after five years at the top. More...

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Students not abandoning pen and paper – 10-nation study

By Karen MacGregor. Reading and writing skills are changing with the use of digital technologies, “but students still see benefits of reading and writing with paper which they continue to use, especially to convey private emotions and intimate feelings”, according to a 10-country study. Students also found handwriting helps to retain knowledge. More...

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Low mobility of young scientists may hamper innovation

By Yojana Sharma. Low mobility among young researchers within Asia and globally may be hampering wider research collaboration, exchange of ideas and more creative and innovative research, says a wide-ranging new study of young scientists in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. More...

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Row over funds for mainland Chinese, overseas students

By Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma. Lawmakers have criticised Hong Kong’s higher education funding body, the University Grants Committee, for subsidising students from mainland China and from overseas while thousands of local students are unable to receive government assistance. More...

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Undocumented students’ fears escalate after arrest

By Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The arrest and threatened deportation of a 23-year-old Mexican immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally when he was seven – but had a valid work permit under Barack Obama’s deferred action programme – has rekindled the fears of undocumented college students nationwide. More...

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Turkey’s ‘descent into ignorance’ as educators are silenced

By Karen MacGregor. In Commentary, Eda Erdener explains why Turkey’s government has dismissed more than 4,000 academics, tells the chilling story of education’s ‘reconstruction’ and the country’s ‘descent into ignorance’, and argues that it must be possible to be both against last year’s coup attempt and critical of government.
Gabriel Hawawini peers into the future of the outward internationalisation of higher education, Roger Chao Jr calls for a mutual recognition agreement for teaching services to improve the quality and status of the teaching profession across the ASEAN region, and Tom Abeles argues that new ways of learning could help reduce the costs of higher education, and increase its availability and access.
In World Blog, Ming Cheng urges academics to reclaim educational quality from managerialism by stressing the moral basis of teaching and learning. In Student View, Casey O’Brien calls on American higher education to support students resisting the actions of President Donald Trump, and for more than 28 universities to become ‘sanctuary campuses’ that protect undocumented members of their communities.
In Features, Lucy Haire looks at how British universities are taking their inventions to market – there are now 2,000 university ‘spin-outs’ – Brennan Weiss reports on a University of the Philippines online public service television network that is helping to combat the spread of fake news, and Wagdy Sawahel finds that North African universities are not adequately preparing students for study abroad. Read more...

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International Mother Language Day (IMLD) “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”

UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21, 2017 under the theme “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”. To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy are acquired. Local languages, especially minority and indigenous, transmit cultures, values and traditional knowledge, thus playing an important role in promoting sustainable futures. More...

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What do we mean when we say international experiences develop graduates’ employability?

https://blog.thepienews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-Screen-Shot-2016-04-06-at-16.35.19-1.pngThe term ‘employability’ is often used as a throwaway line: jargon which is chucked into the mix to show the importance or relevance of something, frequently used without clarification of what we mean by it. More...

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We need a genuine global marketplace to share innovations in education

https://blog.thepienews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-Screen-Shot-2016-04-06-at-16.35.19-1.pngWhen two massive megatrends – digitalization and globalization – happen simultaneously anything can happen, making the future precariously uncertain. Whole industries can disappear as if overnight and new ones can be born just as fast. More...

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Comparing the US and UK: contrasting trends in international education

https://blog.thepienews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-Screen-Shot-2016-04-06-at-16.35.19-1.pngInternational student enrolments in the UK have flatlined, with Indian students continuing their downward slide, according to the latest statistics published by the Higher Education Statistics Authority last week. But how does the picture compare in the US?  Dr. Rahul Choudaha, co-founder of research and consulting firm DrEducation, shares his analysis. More...

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