08 juin 2017

Student vs army clashes paralyse Kashmir campuses

By Haroon Mirani. It was a typical day in April at Government Degree College Pulwama in Kashmir. Students were in class or were outside enjoying the sunshine when an Indian army vehicle drove into the college, provoking spontaneous protests against the military’s unprecedented presence. More...

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‘Triple helix’ international partnerships not always easy

By Yojana Sharma. With a raft of recent announcements of British university tie-ups with China, and a general eagerness by Chinese universities to link with Western institutions, it appears partnerships are easy to set up. More...

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Kakha Shengelia – Leading universities in an uncertain world

By Yojana Sharma. Kakha Shengelia, president of Caucasus University in Tbilisi, Georgia, takes over the three-year presidency of the International Association of University Presidents or IAUP – often described as the global voice of higher education – at its 2017 conference in Vienna from 5-8 July. More...

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Student grant levels too low, survey finds

By Michael Gardner. The Deutsches Studentenwerk or DSW – German Student Welfare Service – has called for an increase in federal government grant support for students in response to the findings of a survey by the Berlin-based Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting or FiBS. More...

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University governance debate rages on

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Structural reform of Norwegian higher education has led to heated debates regarding the governance and leadership of universities, and whether rectors should be selected by the Ministry of Education and Research or elected by the staff and students at the institutions. More...

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International educators confront a new political reality

By Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The biggest buzz at last year’s conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators was about a survey of prospective international students that showed nearly two out of three would reconsider studying in the United States if Donald Trump became president. Conference goers thought the findings scary. They also thought such a thing could never happen. More...

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China student quota to Taiwan universities halved

By Mimi Leung. The number of students from mainland China who will be allowed to study in Taiwan this year has been slashed, with implications particularly for Taiwan’s private universities which offer the majority of places available to students from mainland China. More...

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Universities too heavily reliant on foreign students

By Bob Birrell. Of the more than 520,000 international students enrolled in Australian universities, colleges and schools this year, nearly one in three are from China. Of these, more than 50,000 are enrolled in the nation’s universities. More...

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Delays in president’s laptops-for-students project

As the end of the university year approaches, a controversial promise by President Paul Biya more than a year ago to give students 500,000 Chinese laptops has failed to materialise. More...

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Private universities suspend work after state delays

Some private universities have suspended their operations, complaining of government delays in payment of student grants and in signing contracts for teaching bachelor-equivalent courses. More...

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