14 mars 2017

In search of a new form of university governance

By Jan Petter Myklebust. In Norway there is a growing resistance to university reforms and the present approach to governance is being dubbed 'New Public Management'. The term is not used consistently by everybody discussing it, but it is increasingly becoming synonymous with almost everything that critics do not like in universities. More...

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Doubling of PhDs has not affected quality – Analysis

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Despite more than doubling the number of PhD students, Danish PhDs have maintained their high quality, according to new analysis, with three out of four international supervisors judging them to be 'very good' or 'good'. More...

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Universities join global HE clearinghouse for refugees

By Brendan O'Malley. The Institute of International Education, or IIE, and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education have launched an online clearinghouse to connect displaced students with opportunities to continue their education in safety around the world. More...

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Universities, adrift for years, must now get a grip

By Nickanor Amwata. The litany of ills uncovered in the survey by the Commission for University Education is long. It includes poor record keeping leading to cases of missing grades, the abuse of credit accumulation or transfers and unjustifiable progression rates for some students. More...

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Universities urged to adopt ‘hard work' culture

Vice-president Manuel Domingos Vicente has called for Angola’s higher education institutions to adopt a culture of hard work to encourage growth, innovation, modernisation and competitiveness. More...

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Scientific index to ‘decolonise’ research in Africa

An African index of scientific references and publications is being planned on the initiative of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, or CODESRIA. More...

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Diversifying income streams in African universities

By Munyaradzi Makoni. In order to be sustainable, successful tertiary institutions around the world have found ways to diversify their income streams so as to reduce dependence on public funds which are often tied to economic and political factors. More...

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Lifelong learning challenged by perceptions of inferiority

By Wagdy Sawahel. The Rabat Declaration on Strategic Development of University Education in the Muslim World was adopted at the 7th General Conference of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World held at the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or ISESCO, headquarters in the Moroccan capital on 13 February. More...

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Call to ensure more women access higher education

By Ramadhan Rajab. The president of the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and former Somalia education minister has called on her country’s fledgling national government and growing tertiary education sector to redouble its efforts to boost the presence of women in Somali higher education. More...

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Concerns raised over spate of violence at universities

By Laeed Zaghlami. Algerian universities, usually enclaves of peace and perceived as bastions of reason and enlightenment, have in the past few weeks been the site of several acts of violence, raising concerns over the spread of physical violence from other sectors of society. More...

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