15 mai 2017

Budget 2017 – Students pay more, universities have less

By Geoff Maslen. There were few surprises when the federal government handed down its annual budget on 9 May but there were also no cheers. Nationwide, universities and their students were appalled: The 2017 budget tabled by Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed what the critics had called `a double whammy’ that would hit universities and their students hard. More...

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Call for pact to tackle affordable student housing shortage

By Michael Gardner. The German Student Welfare Service or Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW), which represents Germany’s 58 student services organisations, has made an urgent appeal to federal and state governments to provide more housing for students. More...

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Palestinian research set for open access before 2020

By Mohsen Alafranji. Palestinian universities have moved a step closer to raising the visibility of locally produced research following a meeting to evaluate a European Union-funded collaborative project.
The project – Research Output Management through Open Access Institutional Repositories in Palestinian Higher Education or ROMOR – aims to collect, document and provide access to scientific research produced at universities in Palestine. More...

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Students protest changes to judges’ examination criteria

By Elizia Volkmann. The Tunisian government’s decision to overhaul the system of educating and examining law students wishing to become judges has sparked widespread student dissent. Students have been boycotting examinations and classes, while staging protests and demonstrations, although a partial retreat by the government has mollified some protestors. More...

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New employment outcomes criteria in university funding

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Minister of Higher Education and Science Søren Pind has endorsed a ministry proposal to base 10% of budget allocation on higher education institutions’ graduate employment outcomes, as part of a reform of university funding. More...

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International student fee case goes to high court

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Mälardalen University has appealed to the High Court to overturn the verdict reached in Svea Hovrätt, the Court of Appeal, which ruled that it must repay international student Connie Dickinson – now Connie Askenbäck – the tuition fees she paid for a course which was evaluated as being of 'poor quality'. More...

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Graduate helps youth, students resist terrorism’s ‘allure’

By Reuben Kyama. A Ghanaian-born Coventry University graduate who launched a centre for counter-extremism in his home country is working to turn young people in West Africa, including university students, away from terrorism. More...

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Calls to drop charges against outspoken academic

By Reuben Kyama. Human rights group Amnesty International has called for all charges to be dropped against outspoken Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi who was last Wednesday released on bail after spending four weeks in prison on charges related to Facebook criticism of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. More...

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New sources of cross-border HE are emerging

By Hans de Wit. In recent contributions to University World News, I have written about the rise of internationalisation in emerging and developing countries, the stronger regional and intraregional mobility of students and staff between those countries and the emergence there of new models of internationalisation at home and of internationalisation of the curriculum. More...

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Labour party plans to abolish university tuition fees

By Brendan O’Malley. The Labour Party, currently the main opposition party, will abolish university tuition fees “once and for all” if it wins power at the general election, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell announced on 10 May in Mansfield. It will also restore maintenance grants. More...

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