24 mai 2017

World Bank grants US$100 million for higher education

The World Bank board of directors on 12 May approved US$100 million in financing to support Sri Lanka's higher education sector, reports Colombo PageMore...

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Top university to hold black only graduation ceremony

Harvard University will host a graduation ceremony exclusively for black students, organisers have announced as more than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the event, which will be held on 23 May, writes Niamh McIntyre for the IndependentMore...

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World Bank offers support to autonomous universities

The World Bank’s board of executive directors on 15 May approved US$155 million in financing to strengthen the research, teaching and institutional capacity of three autonomous universities and improve the management of Vietnam’s higher education system, reports The FinancialMore...

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Vocational education lacks long-term strategy – Expert

A leading expert says the AU$1.5 billion (US$1.1 billion) Skilling Australians Fund for vocational education announced in the federal budget is welcome, but Australia needs a longer term strategy to ensure that the vocational side of tertiary education can be expanded to meet student needs, writes Tim Dodd for Financial ReviewMore...

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Education minister announces plan to outlaw essay mills

The education minister is looking to clamp down on 'essay mills' that are selling work to third-level students, writes Stephen McNeice for News TalkMore...

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Hong Kong research funding shortfall hits HK$12 billion

Hong Kong’s main public funding body for academic research says it needs an extra HK$12 billion (US$1.5 billion) to maintain its current level of support for universities, with its cash surplus set to dry up in two years, writes Peace Chiu for South China Morning PostMore...

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University rushes to fill 4,000 permanent faculty posts

With barely days left to begin the much-awaited admission process in the country's most-prestigious university, the administrators of the University of Delhi are still grappling with how to fast fill the vacant 4,000 positions of permanent faculty, most of which are still occupied by ad hoc professors, writes Arpan Rai for India TodayMore...

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Statistics show over half of students fail to graduate

The figures indicate that no more than 42% of the students enrolled in Moroccan universities graduate, whereas the majority, an eye-opening 58%, drop out before obtaining their bachelor degree. More...

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Work placements to increase HE ‘professionalisation’

The higher education ministry has introduced a new system of university work placements to increase the ‘professionalisation’ of higher education through a partnership with businesses to improve the provision of work experience in university courses. More...

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Meeting shares engineering research, training challenges

The preliminary report on Recherche et formation en ingénierie avancée en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre (Research and education in advanced engineering in West and Central Africa) was presented at the meeting by the Dakar-based Consortium pour la Recherche Économique et Sociale, or CRES, and the Ottawa-based International Development Research Centre/Centre de Recherches pour le Développement International, or IDRC/CRDI. More...

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