02 mai 2017

Trump at 100 days – More shadow than substance for HE

By Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education. At an October campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, Donald Trump, then the Republican nominee for president, gave his most substantive speech on higher education policy. He suggested a simplification of income-driven repayment plans for student loan borrowers and railed against government regulations – a staple of his campaign. More...

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Ministry puts a brake on opening of new campuses

By Gilbert Nakweya. Kenya has banned the establishment of new satellite campuses by universities without a thorough review by the government. More...

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Public-private research drives international citations

By Jan Petter Myklebust. International papers involving public-private collaboration have on average substantially higher impact than international collaborations involving only public research. More...

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Governments must take responsibility for HE – Rectors

By Maria Elena Hurtado. Rectors of the 37 universities that make up the Network of Macro-universities of Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed concern that some governments and parliaments are trying to avoid fulfilling their obligation towards public universities. More...

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Universities demand ‘No more cuts’ after AU$4bn saved

By Geoff Maslen. As Australians prepare for the release of the annual federal budget on 9 May, universities point out that over the past six years they and their students have faced cuts that have contributed AU$3.9 billion (US$2.95 billion) to help rein in the ever-increasing government deficit. More...

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Government aims to double R&D spending by 2020

By Munyaradzi Makoni. The government aims to increase the percentage of gross domestic product or GDP spent on research and development to 1.5% by 2020 – still below the average spend of 2.4% for countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or OECD, but more than double the latest figure of 0.77%. More...

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Mobile learning – Empowering refugees ‘where they are’

By Gilbert Nakweya. Mobile learning opens the possibility of thousands of displaced people in Africa having the chance not only to empower themselves individually, but to bring positive change and development to those societies among which they find refuge. More...

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Law schools fighting for justice in a dirty drugs war

By Brennan Weiss. Up to 9,000 people have been killed since Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs after he was elected in June 2016, according to Reuters. Many deaths occurred during legitimate anti-drugs operations. More...

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Call for academic boycott to end unlawful intimidation

By Janroj Yilmaz Keles. The Turkish referendum result of 16 April – changing the constitution to bring in an executive presidency – has given more power to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and brought a fresh crackdown on academics, who face intimidation, dismissal and persecution. More...

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Record retractions put focus on research misconduct

By Yojana Sharma. The research ethics of China’s scientists has come under the spotlight after a major international publisher retracted 107 medical research papers by Chinese authors – the single largest number of retractions ever recorded – after discovering irregularities in the peer review process. More...

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