21 juin 2017

Claims of high drop-out rates are alarmist – Report

By Geoff Maslen. In its report*, the Higher Education Standards Panel rejects claims that increasing student attrition rates are due to low admission standards, ill-prepared students, and are a direct result of Australia’s “demand driven” system. Read more...

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DeVos softens accountability for for-profit colleges

By Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Immediately after President Donald Trump was elected, borrower advocates and lawmakers expressed concern about what would happen to the Obama-era regulations aimed at holding for-profit colleges accountable. Read more...

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Government to ban niqab at schools and universities

By Jan Petter Myklebust. University and student leaders have voiced opposition to a government proposal, announced on 12 June, to outlaw the covering of the face in learning institutions, from kindergarten to universities. Read more...

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Universities provide key contribution to economy – Study

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The key finding of the report, Economic Contribution of the Finnish Universities, is that in 2016 the economic contribution of Finnish universities equated to over 6% of economic output and more than 5% of employment. Read more...

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Open University set to go digital and shrinks budget

By Brendan O’Malley. The Open University or OU – the world’s first successful distance teaching university – is going digital and being streamlined in a bid to “radically reinvent itself” and make massive savings in the run-up to its 50th anniversary. Read more...

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Cuts may force cap on Irish (but not foreign) students

By Brendan O’Malley. The president of one of Ireland’s leading universities has warned that the institution may have to limit the number of places available to Irish students if the government fails to improve the funding situation for universities. Read more...

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TNE and study abroad may perpetuate inequality – Study

By Brendan O’Malley. Overseas study and transnational education, or TNE, may perpetuate social inequality, according to a paper written by researchers at two universities in China. Read more...

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Vice-chancellors set out priorities for Brexit talks

By Brendan O’Malley. Ahead of the formal start of Brexit talks on Monday, university leaders have said that the United Kingdom's world-leading university sector should help shape the negotiations and that UK universities provide the “antidote to the UK’s Brexit challenges”. Read more...

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Older students benefit from University of the Third Age

Université du Troisième Âge – the University of the Third Age – of Mauritius or U3AM was opened four years ago and today has about 500 students, all over 55 years old, studying more than 25 courses. Read more...

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Burkinabè students raise problems with visiting president

Students from Burkina Faso studying in Egypt took the opportunity to complain about their conditions to their president who was on a goodwill trip. Read more...

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