06 mars 2017

Higher education – The key to greater freedom

By Simon Marginson. This is a crucial time for the United Kingdom, Europe and higher education, in an extraordinary landscape in the Atlantic countries and Western Europe that no one saw coming a year ago. Matters are different in East Asia and Southeast Asia and Latin America, where education and science are rising; and in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, which have more severe problems. Read more...

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Universities must find a way to challenge populism

By Paul Rigg. The forum, with the theme “'Imagining the Future of Education”, sought to address how education systems can transform themselves to anticipate the future, what tools and innovations will be the real change-makers, and the role that higher education should play in shaping the future. Read more...

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Centre for Global Higher Education Conference

The Centre for Global Higher Education or CGHE, based at the UCL Institute of Education in the United Kingdom, held its annual conference in London on 1 March on the theme “Higher Education: Changing global relations”, which explored the drivers and effects of changing global relations in higher education. University World News reports. Read more...

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Revolutionising the global knowledge society

By Patrick Blessinger. A revolution can be defined as a fundamental change to the status quo that occurs in a relatively short timeframe. Revolutions of all types (political, economic, social, technological) have occurred numerous times throughout human history. Read more...

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International educators look to minimise Trump fallout

By Mary Beth Marklein. A sense of urgency tempered by a call for pragmatism permeated discussions last week at an annual conference in Washington as international educators considered how best to respond to the politics of uncertainty under a Donald Trump presidency. Read more...

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Indian students weigh up US study in Trump era

By Ranjit Devraj. With United States President Donald Trump’s policy of cutting immigration and tightening visa norms yet to fully kick in, current uncertainty over US policies is already having an impact on Indian students seeking admission to US universities, according to private education consultants in India handling overseas applications. Read more...

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Row over ‘easy’ admission for international students

By Yojana Sharma. New rules for the admission of foreign students to one of China’s top universities in Beijing has sparked a heated debate in the country over standards being lowered for international students and the perception that Chinese students who have obtained foreign nationality are getting into prestigious institutions by the back door. Read more...

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Expert appointed to review internationalisation of HE

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The special examiner will also identify good practice in Sweden and selected universities in other countries. Notably, these will be institutions with study programmes focusing on internationalisation at home that contribute to all those students who are not studying abroad having an international experience and an international perspective built into their education. Read more...

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17 top global universities vs the Trump immigration ban

By Karen MacGregor. This month 17 American universities joined a court challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. Their brief revealed the extraordinary extent of – and dependence on – internationalisation at many of the world’s top-ranked institutions. Read more...

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Internationalisation of HE may be accelerating

By Hans de Wit. Over the past months, since the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States – in particular after the transition – many articles have been published about the negative impact of these two events on the internationalisation of higher education in the United States and the United Kingdom and beyond. Read more...

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