13 février 2018

African Academy of Sciences announces 25 new affiliates

The third cohort of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Programme has been announced, comprising 25 scientists from 13 African countries. More...

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Tunisia aims to double Ivorian student numbers this year

As part of a Tunisian effort to increase the number of students from other African countries studying in its institutions, a major event is taking place on 12-13 February in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire to recruit Ivorian students. More...

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African Union calls for female STEM scholarship applicants

The African Union (AU) has issued a call for 2018 applications to its Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme targeting women who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in leading African universities. More...

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ARUA seeks post-doctoral fellows for urbanisation project

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), a partnership made up of 16 universities with the objective of promoting research excellence on the continent, is seeking to recruit post-doctoral fellows to undertake research in emerging trends on mobility and urbanisation in Africa. More...

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Lawsuit battle over campus free speech security costs

By Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Washington’s College Republicans sued the university last Tuesday over its decision to charge the group US$17,000 in security fees for a planned rally at the weekend featuring a controversial conservative speaker. More...

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International masters programmes turn slump around

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The decision to introduce tuition fees for international postgraduate students from outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) starting at Finnish universities in autumn 2017 caused a sharp drop in applications for places from such students at the University of Helsinki last year, but for courses starting in 2018 demand has more than recovered. More...

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Scandinavia’s biggest inquiry into internationalisation

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The internationalisation inquiry overhauling the Swedish higher education and research system has called for a series of measures to improve opportunities for Swedish students to study abroad and to attract international talent to Swedish universities. More...

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Overhauling strategies for HE internationalisation

By Jan Petter Myklebust. When the special investigator for increased internationalisation at Swedish higher education institutions, Dr Agneta Bladh, delivered the first part of her landmark investigation to Minister of Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson on 31 January, the minister warned that Sweden had “slipped behind” in internationalisation. More...

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Minister denies visa hike is tuition fees by back door

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The government has denied claims that it is bringing in tuition fees by the back door by steeply increasing visa fees for international students. More...

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Death sentence handed down for campus student lynching

By Ameen Amjad Khan. An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has handed down a death sentence and 25-year sentences to five others for the horrific lynching last April of a student on the campus of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. More...

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