30 mai 2017

African academic diaspora collaboration drive scales up

By Karen MacGregor. Expanding the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to implement a ‘10/10’ initiative that supports 10,000 diaspora academics across the world over 10 years to partner with African universities is underway, says the project’s founder Dr Paul Zeleza. More...

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Why Asian states need to ratify the UNESCO convention

By Roger Chao Jr. As an international education development professional and a scholar of higher education regionalism, I have been contemplating the slow ratification of the UNESCO 2011 Asia-Pacific Recognition Convention. More...

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China’s higher education megaproject

By Catherine Montgomery. The announcement that Peking University will spend £9 million (US$11.7 million) on opening a business school in Oxford early next year has attracted a great deal of attention in the UK media as well as in education. More...

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Pledge to abolish university tuition fees needs honing

By Graeme Atherton. The UK Labour Party wants to abolish higher education tuition fees for students in England if it wins the general election next month. From as early as this September students would no longer be subject to the highest tuition fees on average of any country in the world. More...

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Are micro-campuses a new model for international HE?

By Brent White. With an estimated 400 million people in developing countries lacking access to a higher education, United States universities seeking to internationalise have only scratched the surface of the opportunity to help meet the world’s need for affordable, globally accessible and high-quality education. More...

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Yale postgraduates on hunger strike over labour terms

By Raymond Hogler. On 24 April, postgraduate students at Yale University announced a hunger strike in support of Local 33 of Unite Here, a labour union that represents workers in a variety of industries – including higher education – in dozens of cities across North America. More...

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Disgruntled university staff strike over unpaid bonuses

By Wagdy Sawahel. Libya’s higher education teaching staff – already fed up with what they believe is inadequate government funding for higher education as well as the general lack of security and political instability – began an indefinite strike on 23 May over the issue of overtime and bonus payments, effectively shutting higher education institutions throughout the country. More...

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Foreign PhD candidates in battle against bureaucracy

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers, or SULF, is now asking international doctoral candidates in Sweden to report if they have been treated unfairly by the Swedish Migration Agency. More...

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Restrictions eased on postgraduate scholarships abroad

By Maria Elena Hurtado. The approximately 2,000 beneficiaries of Becas Chile, the country’s largest provider of postgraduate scholarships for studying abroad, have mostly welcomed changes to the conditions attached to the scholarships, except for the failure to scrap the requirement to return to Chile after graduation. More...

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Ministry to close 25% of its research laboratories

By Laeed Zaghlami. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced the dissolution of 25% of the research laboratories in the country following a “thorough and complete” evaluation of the structure of the current national research system. More...

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