26 septembre 2017

Experts call for radical changes in higher education

By Bianka Siwinska. The Peer Review of Poland's Higher Education and Science System report, prepared by the panel, has been a point of departure in the process of drafting a new law regulating the sector of science and higher education in Poland. More...

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Drastic population drop to hit higher education funding

By Suluck Lamubol. Without reforms to the higher education sector, Thailand’s drastic population drop in recent years could affect the funding and quality of universities, education experts are warning after the latest round of the university central admissions exam saw a declining number of applications. More...

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Public backs higher funding for university research

By Brendan O’Malley. The overwhelming majority of Canadians believes in the importance of university research for Canada’s future as an innovation leader, according to a new survey. More...

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UK minister signs umbrella science agreement with US

By Brendan O’Malley. United Kingdom Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has signed a UK-US Science and Technology Agreement with United States Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith G Garber, marking the first umbrella agreement between the United States and United Kingdom. More...

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Universities warn court of harm caused by travel ban

By Brendan O’Malley. The American Council on Education and 29 other higher education associations submitted an amicus brief last Monday to the United States Supreme Court in the case examining President Donald Trump's second attempt to ban refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. More...

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One in six state-funded university places axed

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The number of state-funded places at domestic universities in Ukraine has been cut by 17% this academic year in line with Ministry of Education and Science proposals, the government has officially confirmed. More...

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SDGs – Universities are moving from what to do to how

By Rebecca Warden. It is now two years since world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs at a United Nations summit in New York in the United States –17 goals, including one on education, which aim to solve the world’s biggest problems by 2030. More...

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Debate over value of university ‘visibility’ rankings

By Laeed Zaghlami. The relatively poor showing of Algerian universities in the United States-based Webometrics survey released in July has attracted mixed responses about the value of the international ranking. More...

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Vice-chancellors reject lower university entry criteria

By Tunde Fatunde. University leaders and stakeholders have expressed unhappiness over the introduction of lower tertiary education admission criteria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board or JAMB – the agency responsible for rules and regulations governing prospective candidates’ admission into tertiary institutions – accusing the board of sabotaging educational quality. More...

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Universities face an age of cyber crime

By Wagdy Sawahel. An increasing number of cyber attacks targeting African higher education institutions and universities points to the need for more effective security and greater emphasis on university-based education and research, according to experts. More...

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