07 novembre 2017

Future of the Latin American and Caribbean university

By Axel Didriksson Takayanagui. UNESCO’s 2015 Incheon Declaration and its Education 2030 Framework for Action lay out the main goals for the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, in the education sector. It is the first time higher education institutions have been included in this kind of declaration and, since then, there has been a concerted attempt to look strategically at how we can mobilise universities across the world. More...

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What China's soft power means for European universities

By Ingrid Hall. During the decades since its re-opening to the world, China has undergone a massive reformation of modernisation and political influence, and now holds high influence on the world stage. In contrast to classic Western hegemony, China is continuing to amass global influence through non-traditional (and frequently criticised) methods and for reasons other than simply bettering the global landscape. More...

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Conflicted by China’s influence in our universities

By Jonathan Benney. The federal government is concerned about Chinese influence in Australia, particularly on universities. While we don’t know exactly how deep this influence runs, we do know quite a bit. More...

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Politicians discuss federal-state HE ‘cooperation ban’

By Michael Gardner. While moves towards a new government in Germany have so far made little overall progress, the four parties involved in the current talks on forming a coalition could reach agreement on some education and research issues. More...

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Universities to join push for more Indian students

By John Gerritsen. New Zealand’s universities are making a coordinated push to attract more Indian students after watching other tertiary institutions more than double enrolments from the sub-continent in two years. More...

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Government abolishes first private medical campus

By Dinesh De Alwis. In a sharp U-turn, the Sri Lankan government has decided to support a recommendation to abolish a controversial private medical college at the centre of a long-running dispute. More...

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Universities’ crippling cuts are partially reversed

By Anil Netto. After two years of suffocating budgets cuts, Malaysia’s public universities finally have a little breathing space. More...

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Row over list shaming academics for sexual harassment

By Shuriah Niazi. Raya Sarkar, 24, a United States-based Indian lawyer, has accused 60 academics from top institutions all over India of sexually harassing students, naming and shaming them in her controversial Facebook post. More...

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Climate change fellowships – ‘A transformative experience’

By Kudzai Mashininga. “Revolutionary” and “transformative” is how Professor Philippa Ojimelukwe of Nigeria’s Michael Okpara University of Agriculture describes the impact of the Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement or CIRCLE programme, aimed at developing research capacity among African climate change researchers. More...

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Student dress codes – A delicate balancing act

By Wagdy Sawahel. Citing reasons ranging from safety to educational benefits, culture and values, several African universities have adopted dress codes for students or are tightening up on existing codes. More...

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