26 septembre 2017

Lifelong learning requires an evolving university

By Margaret Andrews. The World Health Organization shows global average life expectancy for those born in 2015 at 71.4 years – an increase from the cohort born in 2000, whose life expectancy at birth was 66.4. As you might imagine, life expectancy numbers range widely by country, from a high of 89.5 years in Monaco to a low of 50.2 in Chad, and everything in between. For example, Japan has an average life expectancy of 85, Iceland’s is 83, France’s is 81.8, the United Kingdom’s is 80.7, the United States’ is 79.8, Mexico’s is 75.9, Saudi Arabia’s is 75.3 and India’s is 68.5. More...

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Joint project to tackle disaster from space

Australia’s top science organisation, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation or CSIRO, is to conduct joint research with US-based Radiant.Earth into satellite imagery and earth observation data for promoting disaster resilience and tackling critical issues in health, climate change and sustainable water management, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. More...

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Why Beall’s blacklist of predatory journals died

By Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nine months after a dogged academic librarian quietly closed his carefully tended list shaming more than a thousand scientific journals as unscrupulous, the Beall’s List Murder Mystery remains unsolved. More...

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Can Finland capitalise on its educational reputation?

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Since University World News reported on the Finnish prioritisation of exporting higher education in 2015, there has been an expansion drive. More...

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Despair over new medical college admissions changes

By Shuriah Niazi. The tragic suicide by medical school hopeful S Anitha, 17, in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after she unsuccessfully fought against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET in India’s Supreme Court has touched a nerve in the country, and has become a symbol of the despair of thousands of other young aspirants like her. More...

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Universities told to step up anti-extremism measures

By Ameen Amjad Khan. With a rising tendency towards extremism among university students from privileged backgrounds, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal last week urged university vice-chancellors to step up anti-radicalisation measures on campuses. More...

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Universities need to embrace a more global outlook

By Bruno Morche. Latin American universities have dropped several places in the rankings that have been released in the last few weeks. In the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Brazil, for example, has only 21 universities on the list against 27 last year; two of Colombia's five universities dropped down and the same was the case for Chile and Mexico. More...

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Changing higher education to achieve social inclusion

By V Santhakumar. Higher education can be used for the social and economic mobility of underprivileged sections. This is achieved usually by providing admission to a set of students from these sections in universities and other institutes of higher education through the reservation of a quota of seats. More...

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What can Brexit Britain expect from a trade agreement?

By Thomas Jørgensen. Will United Kingdom universities increase their activities on the Continent as a reaction to Brexit? Questions about partnerships with European Union universities and branch campuses have been raised regularly since last year’s referendum in the UK. More...

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A nationalist approach to internationalisation of HE

By Norbert Sabic. Integration, the theme of the European political project, has also underpinned efforts to establish a single European Higher Education Area. As in music, integration is a constantly recurring theme in politics, strongly associated with the liberal democratic discourse. More...

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