07 juillet 2017

Links with Turkey vital amid clampdown, academics say

By Michael Gardner. Recent political developments in Turkey – where thousands of academics have been dismissed and some detained in jail over the past 18 months – have had a profound effect on academic cooperation with Germany. More...

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NRW brings back tuition fees for non-EU students

By Michael Gardner. North Rhine-Westphalia’s new conservative-liberal government has become the second of Germany’s 16 states to reintroduce tuition fees for non-European Union students. Fees were abolished under the predecessor Social Democrat-Green government. More...

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Commissioner urges huge expansion of EU research

By Jan Petter Myklebust. European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen favours a significant expansion of the European Union’s research budget for 2021-28, he told the Science Business Network conference, “New World Order: Science, technology and trade”, in Brussels on 27 June, suggesting that a 50% increase to €120 billion (US$137 billion) would be a “good target”. More...

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Humanities to be strengthened and made more relevant

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A broad consensus was reached in parliament this month on a White Paper on the strengthening of the humanities in universities, making them contribute more to the grand societal challenges and be more relevant to working life. More...

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Pan-African institute tackles academic decolonisation

By Sungula Nkabinde. The University of Johannesburg in South Africa continues to play a leading role in what is increasingly being viewed as a national imperative to decolonise higher education, as one of its institutes last weekend hosted a conference focused on the revival of Pan-Africanism and decolonisation of university curricula. More...

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Five countries set to align university fees this year

By Christabel Ligami. Students in higher learning institutions from the five East African countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi are likely, before the end of this year, to start paying the same fees for courses as part of wider plans to harmonise higher education in the region and increase student mobility. More...

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Abducted US, Australian professors plead for release

By Shadi Khan Saif. The two senior professors of the American University of Afghanistan under the custody of the Taliban have appeared in another video released by the militants, urging Washington and Canberra to enter prisoner swap deals to secure their liberty. More...

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Russia to triple the number of international students

By Eugene Vorotnikov. Russia plans to more than triple the number of foreign students studying at its universities over the next eight years, with a 50% increase by 2019, under a new state programme for the export of educational services. More...

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Sharp drop in research output after purge of academics

By Brendan O’Malley. The short-term effects of the large-scale purge carried out by the Turkish government since the failed coup attempt a year ago include a 28% drop in research output of academics based in Turkey in 2017, according to a new study. More...

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US dominates, China second in Shanghai subject rankings

By Brendan O’Malley. American universities dominate this year’s ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, and appear on the published lists 3,857 times, taking 32 top positions in 52 subjects. More...

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