21 juin 2017

‘Xenophobia fears behind African student enrolment dip’

Fewer African students are coming to universities in South Africa due to xenophobia fears and long visa delays – and it could be affecting the future rating of the country’s universities, writes Carien du Plessis for News24. Read more...

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National university in fresh round of restructuring

The University of Rwanda is in the process of restructuring to improve the quality of education, reduce expenses and create a friendly learning environment for students, writes Frederic Byumvuhore for The New Times. Read more...

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Rolling Stone magazine settles with university fraternity

Rolling Stone’s disastrous and discredited campus rape story now has a price tag: US$1.65 million, after the magazine settled the defamation lawsuit filed by the University of Virginia fraternity at the centre of the 2014 blockbuster feature by Sabrina Erdely, which was retracted after key details in the story were called into question, writes Zach Schonfeld for Newsweek. Read more...

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Could this be Asia’s first world top 10 university?

If Asian universities are going to break into the world’s top 10, at least according to the new QS World University Rankings 2018, the most likely candidate is Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, or NTU Singapore. Read more...

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On whitewater be prepared for aggressive self-rescue

By Margaret Andrews. Many years ago – and for many years – my family made an annual trip to Greenville, Maine for a ‘week away from it all’. As part of the trip, we went on a whitewater rafting adventure down the Kennebec River. Read more...

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Fusion of Western rationality and Aboriginal knowledge

By Andrew Vann. Charles Sturt University or CSU has roots going back to Experimental Farms, which were founded in the 1890s in rural New South Wales to spread a scientific approach to agriculture. In its modern form, CSU was created in 1989 by the amalgamation of two Colleges of Advanced Education that evolved from the early farms. Read more...

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Trend of decentralised international student support

By Yulia Grinkevich and Maria Shabanova. Nowadays universities do not need to be convinced that their student support services need to cater to international students as well as domestic ones. However, the support system that exists depends on both external and internal factors. Read more...

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Mobilising students to add value to higher education

By Simon Boehme. While Europe serves as a role model for student partnerships, especially as articulated in the 1999 Bologna agreement, it serves as a stimulus for others to address key issues in higher education. There is a record of student engagement that documents the value of students as partners. Read more...

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US student mobility trends in a global context

By Rajika Bhandari. The demand for a US higher education among students across the world has grown steadily, with the United States hosting almost a million students from over 200 countries. Read more...

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Still a long way to go on internationalisation

By Bruno Morche. In the last few weeks, reports and articles have highlighted the performance of higher education in China. Data shows that the number of international students from China is soaring. Catherine Montgomery discussed the Chinese higher education megaproject. The QS university rankings 2018 released in June showed the rise of East Asia and Pacific universities, mainly the Chinese ones. Read more...

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