06 mars 2017

Redefining the role of the university in the Trump era

By Bruno Vompean and Grace Karram. The last few weeks have been tremulous for Canada. The new leadership in the United States is changing all rules and no one knows for certain how far the changes will go. In the world of higher education, universities are trying to determine what the impact will be. Read more...

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Whose values is internationalisation of HE promoting?

By Abu Kamara. With xenophobic sentiments reaching a feverish pitch across parts of the globe, some scholars are prescribing a heavy dose of internationalisation as a potential strategy for counteracting the social, political and economic ramifications of recent developments in the United States and parts of Europe. Read more...

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Internationalisation lifts the Dutch HE brand globally

By Futao Huang. There has been rapid growth in the share of international faculty members in the Netherlands in the past two decades. Existing data show that in research universities alone, the proportion of international faculty members increased from 17% in 2003 to 33% of the total in 2015. Read more...

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Making the case for an internationalised curriculum

By Allen Kenneth Schaidle. We are often told that we live in a global era, driven in part by technology, globalisation and intensified international commerce. Read more...

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National federation to help students with problems

The unions at the University of Mauritius, University of Technology, Mauritius and the Université des Mascareignes are planning to set up a student federation, reported L’Express of Port Louis. Read more...

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Programme launched to perfect students’ English

The programme, supported by the American State Department, aims to prepare students to participate in US academic exchanges, enrol for studies in American universities and apply for jobs for which English is a criterion for selection, reported the Agence d’Information d’Afrique Centrale, or ADIAC. Read more...

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Party seeks tighter control of 29 top universities

By Yojana Sharma. The announcement of new inspections to be conducted of the party committees of 29 top universities in China as part of the country’s anti-corruption campaign is not just about rooting out malpractice but is also the latest move by the government to tighten ideological control of universities, experts say. Read more...

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Students with disabilities – Set up by schools to fail?

By Munyaradzi Makoni. When Munya Mahiya, then a 15-year-old Zimbabwe schoolboy, had his left leg amputated above the knee in 2009 owing to osteosarcoma, a form of cancer, he feared that his mainstream high school would not take him back and he would miss out on a chance at a normal academic education. Read more...

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Academics reject local language plan for sciences

By Tunde Fatunde. In a rare show of solidarity, university teachers on almost all campuses of both public and private universities throughout the country have rejected a ministerial proposal that science be taught in three indigenous languages commencing at primary school level. Read more...

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Bringing out the best in African research

By Sharon Dell. The African Research Universities Alliance, or ARUA, a unique network of 16 top African universities, was created in 2015 to grow the continent’s contribution to global research and raise the profile of its research globally. Read more...

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