28 septembre 2017

University students forced to salute national flag

Egypt’s public universities started the academic year last week by forcing all students to salute the flag and sing the national anthem in an effort to boost patriotism, reports Ahram Online. More...

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New plans to drive commercialisation of innovation

The Singapore government has announced new plans to drive the commercialisation of deep tech projects developed by startups and research agencies, as well as help polytechnic students and alumni grow their business ventures, writes Yon Heong Tung for e27. More...

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Disillusion among Chinese has HE sector on edge

The worsening job prospects for graduates returning to China could send a chill through Australia’s third largest export market – international education – which is worth AU$21.8 billion (US$17 billion) annually, Australian trade officials have told Fairfax Media. The trend is so marked that the once affectionate moniker for Chinese students returning home, “sea turtles”, has changed to “seaweed”, writes Kirsty Needham for The Sydney Morning Herald. More...

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Higher education body closes 110 PhD programmes

The Higher Education Commission has closed down as many as 110 PhD programmes in public and private sector universities over lack of quality. This was said by the commission’s chairman, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, on 13 September at a seminar organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, reports Daily Times. More...

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State to probe universities operating multiple accounts

The federal government says it will immediately begin to investigate universities operating multiple accounts in violation of the Treasury Single Account policy of the government in order to tackle corrupt practices in the nation’s universities, adding that concrete efforts would be made to protect whistle-blowers, reports The Nation. More...

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Survey exposes weaknesses in university quality control

Only five out of 17 Arab countries surveyed by Al-Fanar Media have a follow-up mechanism in place to monitor quality once a university has been established, writes Rasha Faek for Al-Fanar Media. The survey aimed to examine the legal requirements for opening and operating universities. More...

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State pays millions for predatory journal articles

The South African government spent between R100 million (US$7.5 million) and R300 million (US$23 million) over a 10-year period in subsidies for academic articles published in predatory journals, according to a South African Journal of Science study, writes Sarah Wild for Quartz. More...

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Higher education set for overhaul

The higher education sector is set for a makeover as the government plans to implement a slew of measures such as a qualifying examination for PhDs, mandatory use of anti-plagiarism software for evaluating PhDs, assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions by third party agencies and granting full autonomy to top-ranked institutions, writes Mahendra Singh for TNN. More...

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Country aims for 40 world-class universities by 2020

The ‘double first-class’ project university list, a new impetus for the development of China's higher education sector, will soon be announced by China’s Ministry of Education and some universities have already informed the public that they are on the list, writes Li Yan for People’s Daily Online. More...

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Universities shut the door on North Korean students

Some Chinese universities are restricting the admission of North Korean students and even blacklisting their scholarship applications as the nuclear weapons crisis escalates on the Korean peninsula, according to several college enrolment officers, writes Stephen Chen for South China Morning Post. More...

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