12 avril 2017

Universities brace for university commissioner changes

With the exit of current Commission for University Education CEO David Some, Kenya’s higher education is headed for major changes that will have a huge impact on how universities operate and the programmes they offer, writes Augustine Oduor for the Standard. More...

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MPs urge stronger business-universities tie-ups

The government must make it easier for businesses to invest in technology created in British universities if the United Kingdom is to fix its chronic under-investment in research and development, a group of MPs said last week, writes James Titcomb for The Telegraph. More...

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Digital disruption lowers cost of pricey masters degrees

A round of price-cutting has broken out in the market for high-priced masters degrees with four Australian universities offering students a pathway to complete part of the degree online at a steep discount, writes Tim Dodd for the Financial Review. More...

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Oxford University leaders call for EU citizen guarantees

The leaders of the University of Oxford are asking politicians to make sure that citizens of the European Union can stay in Britain post-Brexit, writes Lianna Brinded for Business Insider. More...

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Nearly 15,000 Syrians studying in Turkish universities

Nearly 15,000 Syrians are enrolled in Turkish universities as of the 2016-17 academic year and they are among 3 million Syrians currently in Turkey to “continue living in a humane way”, reports Hurriyet Daily News. More...

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Education department moves to prosecute essay mills

The Department of Education and Skills is planning to introduce laws to prosecute ‘essay mill’ companies who offer to write students’ assignments in exchange for money, writes Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times. More...

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Arab students now have greater say in integration plan

In order to retain their funding for empowering Arab students, academic institutions in Israel must now appoint an Arab student to the steering committees working on increasing integration of Arabs into society, a subcommittee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel decided, writes Yarden Skop for Haaretz. More...

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Higher education in Bihar ‘on verge of collapse’

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that higher education in the state was on the verge of collapse, writes Ajay Kumar for Hindustan Times. The governor’s statement, from a public platform, is significant considering that he also serves as chancellor of universities of Bihar, which are plagued by shortages of teachers and officials. More...

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Plan to set up women’s universities in each district

Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman recently informed the National Assembly that a comprehensive plan is underway to have women’s universities in each district, reports APP. More...

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Seeking globally mobile students in a world in turmoil

The political and economic changes of the past year will have a far-reaching impact on the future mobility patterns of students. The vote for Brexit and Donald Trump’s triumph in the United States presidential election, in the two largest destination countries for international students, have revealed strong support for anti-immigration policies. More...

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