12 avril 2017

World-class universities policy fuels talent poaching

By Yojana Sharma. China’s headlong foray into creating world-class universities has caused an internal brain drain of talented academics from China’s poorer central and western regions towards the top-tier universities in the country’s major cities and regions. More...

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Push for foreign students to stay on to work in Japan

By Suvendrini Kakuchi. Japan is hiring foreign talent and it is now a top priority that international students attending Japanese universities stay on in the country, with the government offering new incentives such as subsidised company internships, help with finding jobs on graduation, stepped-up Japanese language courses and more streamlined processes for work visas after graduation. More...

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New ban halted, but foreign student applications fall

By Brendan O'Malley and Michael Gardner. Two federal judges last week blocked President Donald Trump’s new executive order temporarily banning entry into the United States from six Muslim countries – Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria – which was due to begin after midnight on Thursday. More...

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Senate passes bill for free public university tuition

By Brennan Weiss. The Philippines Senate has approved a landmark bill to provide free tuition for students in all state universities and colleges. The Free Higher Education for All Act was passed unanimously last Monday by a vote of 18-0. More...

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Power of e-learning for renewable energy sector – Study

By Munyaradzi Makoni. At a time when distance education and e-learning are becoming increasingly popular and accessible, there remains insufficient awareness around the use of educational technologies in the field of renewable energy and its benefits in African higher education, according to a recent study. More...

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Trump plans deep cuts to higher education spending

By The Chronicle of Higher Education reporters. President Donald Trump laid out the spending priorities for his administration on Thursday, releasing a budget 'blueprint' that includes a US$9 billion cut for the United States Department of Education, more than 13%, as well as decreases at several agencies that provide money for academic research, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. More...

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Fees for international students put on election agenda

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said the Conservative Party will include a proposal to introduce “moderate tuition fees” for students from outside the European Economic Area, or EEA, in its party manifesto for the general election this autumn. More...

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Appeal heard against international student fee ruling

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The university that was successfully sued by an international student over the quality of its provision in a course for which she paid tuition fees, has been to the court of appeal to try to have the verdict of the district court annulled. More...

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As strike ends, universities commit to making up lost time

By Gilbert Nakweya. After 54 days of strike action, teaching and learning finally resumed in public universities in Kenya last week Tuesday with university councils being tasked with re-working the semester timetable to make up for lost time. More...

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Universities must address local and global challenges

By Brendan O’Malley. Universities face a dual and potentially conflicting responsibility to address both the local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society at local and global level, according to new report by the Global University Network for Innovation. More...

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