12 avril 2017

Dental plaque DNA shows Neanderthals used ‘aspirin’

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neanderthals – our nearest extinct relatives – has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicines to treat pain and illness. More...

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Students emerge as prime targets for Ponzi fraud

By Tunde Fatunde. Calls for greater government action have been made as university students have emerged as prime targets for Ponzi scheme fraud.
This after at least 4,000 students from one university were threatened with expulsion after they diverted their tuition fees worth a total of US$6.5 million into an online Ponzi scheme which has since suspended its operations without explanation. More...

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Talent drive looks to bring in international students

By Yojana Sharma. China has stepped up its drive to lure overseas talent in its bid to become an innovation economy, less dependent on trade in manufactured goods. New measures include allowing foreign students to stay on in China after their degrees to take up jobs or internships and reducing red tape around residence permits. More...

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Rebuilding a national university after decades of war

By Ramadhan Rajab. After leaving Somalia at the height of the civil war to work in universities in Italy and Canada, Professor Mohamed Ahmed Jimale returned to the ravaged Somalian capital of Mogadishu in 2012 with the idea of reviving the Somali National University, or SNU, where he had graduated in 1983 and taught as a lecturer in the faculty of veterinary sciences. More...

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Unfair teacher feedback means demotivated students

By Nita Temmerman. Teacher feedback can have a huge influence on student learning. Teachers who provide what students perceive to be unfair feedback can destroy students’ academic motivation. And it doesn’t take long for a demotivating teacher to discourage student interest, confidence as well as effort in a subject. More...

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A perfect storm for international student mobility?

By Rahul Choudaha. In my recent article, “Three Waves of International Student Mobility (1999-2020)”, published in Studies in Higher Education, I analysed the past, present and future of international student mobility from the lens of three overlapping waves spread over seven years between 1999 and 2020. More...

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Is halving of student admissions the right strategy?

By Ruwayshid Ali. The Saudi Minister for Labour and Social Development Dr Ali Al-Ghafis made a staggering statement last month that Saudi Arabia is planning to halve its university admissions numbers.
Nevertheless, the statement was not a total surprise given that the Ministry of Education had already announced that it was going to cut the numbers of admissions to education and art colleges by 50%. More...

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A step towards greater internationalisation in HE

By Robert Coelen. Towards the end of February, the Dutch government took another positive step towards enabling Dutch higher education institutions to fully participate in international higher education. More...

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Are Chinese PhDs becoming more like US doctorates?

By Futao Huang. In a recent Centre for Global Higher Education working paper, I outline the changes that have occurred in the past decades in doctoral education in China and some of the challenges ahead, including corruption and a lack of international faculty with PhDs. More...

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University rankings and the battle for talent

By Anand Kulkarni. As economies continue to build competitive advantage around knowledge in all its forms, the focus sharpens on how to nurture, attract and retain talent. More...

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