09 mai 2017

Rapid progress on higher education reform – Minister

The 10-year reform of higher education and research announced in 2014 was already nearly fully implemented, and half the government’s decisions had been completed after only three years, according to the Higher Education and Research Minister Mary Teuw Niane. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:17 - - Permalien [#]


Court challenge to drastic PhD programme cuts at JNU

By Ranjit Devraj. The implementation of drastic cuts to MPhil and PhD programmes at India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, or JNU, in New Delhi must now await a final decision by the Delhi High Court, which is hearing a writ petition filed by a group of students challenging the reductions. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:06 - - Permalien [#]

Tuition fees and cuts hit internationalisation of HE

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Finland is facing a sharp drop in applications by non-European Union and European Economic Area, or non-EU/EEA, students and an outflow of scientists, according to media reports. The introduction of tuition fees for international students and cuts in university funding are being blamed. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:05 - - Permalien [#]

Inquiry heralds reform of HE governance and funding

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The government has announced that Professor Pam Fredman, rector of the University of Gothenburg, has been selected to lead a government investigation into university governance and financing. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:58 - - Permalien [#]

Universities alarmed by further cuts to government funding

By Geoff Maslen. The federal government has confirmed university fears of further cuts to higher education spending and sharp increases in student fees. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:57 - - Permalien [#]


New Asian universities’ alliance to increase mobility

By Yojana Sharma. A new alliance of Asian universities has held its inaugural meeting in Beijing pledging to increase student and faculty mobility between Asian countries to counter the tendency of professors and students to look towards the West. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:57 - - Permalien [#]

Will the robot war on jobs change higher education?

By Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education. At a coastal California redoubt 90 miles south of Silicon Valley, Andrew McAfee told a group of tech luminaries in January that the war between robots and humans, long anticipated by science-fiction novelists, has already begun in the American heartland. The war is for jobs, he explained, and the robots are winning. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:38 - - Permalien [#]

Which sections of the US public do not trust HE?

By Brendan O’Malley. Only 14% of Americans have a great deal of confidence in higher education and one in five US adults has “hardly any confidence in how colleges and universities are run”, according to a nationwide survey of 10,241 nationally representative Americans, the results of which were published in an article of The Journal of Higher Education. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:36 - - Permalien [#]

Strengthening democracy through open education

By Patrick Blessinger. Open education is the policy and practice of broadening access to allow greater participation in lifelong learning and tertiary education. It is based on the principle that everyone has a right to benefit from educational resources. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:35 - - Permalien [#]

Students today, leaders of globalisation tomorrow

By Danny Quah. Globalisation has historically been viewed, on balance, as contributing to world economic success. Unfortunately, in today’s ever-changing economic and political climate, many Western populations have lost faith in globalisation’s benefit and this has complicated the conduct of business for international executives. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:34 - - Permalien [#]