14 avril 2017

Professor allowed to leave after being questioned

By Yojana Sharma. A Chinese academic barred from returning to his home in Australia after a research trip looking into China’s crackdown on its human rights lawyers, has been allowed to return to Sydney after a week of being prevented from boarding a flight home. More...

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Court rules that half of US student's fee must be repaid

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Svea Hovrätt, the Court of Appeal, on 6 April endorsed the verdict in the lower court that Mälardalen University College has to repay tuition fees paid by an international student for a course that was found not to be of sufficient quality. More...

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Police prosecute pro-democracy students and scholars

By Yojana Sharma. More than 200 academics from universities in Hong Kong and abroad have criticised the police prosecution of students and scholars who played a leading role in the 2014-15 pro-democracy protests that swept the city demanding universal suffrage to elect the semi-autonomous city’s chief executive, as its leader is known. More...

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Hungarian HE law change criticised by German ministry

By Michael Gardner. Germany’s Federal Foreign Office has sharply criticised Hungary’s higher education law amendment, maintaining that it restricts academic freedom. More...

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MPs pass law that threatens to close top university

By Brendan O'Malley. The Hungarian parliament has passed a controversial amendment to its national law on higher education, changing the regulations for foreign universities, which threatens the continuing operation of the country’s leading university, the Central European University or CEU, founded by billionaire George Soros. More...

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Second university ranking adds new overall category

By Ranjit Devraj and Yojana Sharma. India’s second annual round of ranking of its universities and other higher education institutions released last week includes a new overall category which looks at institutions across all disciplines. More...

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Ministry sees value in international students

By Wagdy Sawahel. While international students studying in Egypt currently generate US$186 million for the Egyptian economy, this figure is low by international standards. An ambitious government plan aims to double the number of international students by 2020-21 and increase their contribution to the country by as much as US$700 million. More...

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University chiefs call for reforms in ‘decaying’ sector

By Tunde Fatunde. Greater university autonomy, credible appointments to governing councils, integrity tests for prospective vice-chancellors, and a holistic overhaul to stem systemic decay topped the list of recommendations contained in a strongly-worded statement released at the close of the recent third biennial conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. More...

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Private higher education – Competitive or complementary?

By Stephen Coan. The instability of the South Africa tertiary education sector, due largely to the student-led #FeesMustFall protest movement as well as quality issues, has seen the role of private universities thrown into stark relief, dubbed either, as one commentator put it, “an escape hatch for the very rich” or competition out to steal students from public institutions. More...

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The changing face of social sciences and the liberal arts

By Francis Kokutse. The days of stand-alone disciplines in academia are over, as liberal arts subjects are being integrated into other areas of study in higher education institutions in order to focus on development issues, according to Tayo Adesina of the University of Ibadan’s history department. More...

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