13 février 2018

STEM universities must do more to close racial gaps

By Stuart Miller. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, was not Tiana Young’s first choice for college, even though Young wants to dual major in aeronautical and mechanical engineering, and the private university is one the top schools in the country for science, technology, math and engineering. More...

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‘Sharp drop’ expected in global student mobility growth

By Brendan O’Malley. Global outbound student mobility will likely slow over the next decade as countries invest more domestically in developing their own higher education provision, according to forecasts in a new British Council research report. More...

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International UG applications break 100,000 barrier

By Brendan O’Malley. Universities in the United Kingdom have seen a jump in undergraduate applications from European Union countries and a sharper spike in non-EU applications for places in 2018, bringing applications by international students to more than 100,000 for the first time, according to the latest figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for applications ahead of the January deadline for courses starting this autumn. More...

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Planning the development of your research profile

By Nita Temmerman. There are two constant questions you can expect to hear if you work in the higher education sector. The first comes from students and is something along the lines of: ‘What is the assessment in this course?’, ‘Is there an end of semester exam?’ or ‘Is this going to be on the test?' The second comes from academics and goes something like this: ‘How am I supposed to be able to do any research with all the other things I have to juggle?’ This article concentrates on the second question. More...

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Government looking to encourage branch campuses

By Ruwayshid Alruwaili. Saudi Arabia has witnessed a number of rapid social and economic changes in the last couple of months. These transformations have come after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled Vision 2030, an ambitious programme of development for the Kingdom. More...

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Hong Kong’s higher education – 20 years after handover

By Gerard A Postiglione. In 1960, it would have been hard to imagine that a colonial society with one small undergraduate university would come to spawn several great universities. One English-medium university, established in 1911, prepared civil servants and other leaders from the local community, as well as some overseas Chinese. More...

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Regional strategy needed to counter homogenisation

By Ann M Brewer. The global ranking system continues to influence the strategic thinking and valuing of universities. Strengthening that strategic value is essential for universities given the rapid progression of innovation, with the high possibility of disruption to the current model of higher education. More...

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A shift towards good quality higher education for all

By Roger Chao Jr. At a time when there are significant challenges to achieving the education-related Sustainable Development Goals, the Philippine higher education sector may serve as an example in terms of progression towards quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for alls. More...

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Can international scholarships lead to social change?

By Robin Marsh. International scholarships that enable promising young people from developing countries to study at top-rated universities have a long history going back to the early 20th century. They gained momentum after World War II, with the needs of newly independent states to increase their nation-building capacities across all sectors and disciplines. More...

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US academics not exempted from travel ban to Pyongyang

By Yojana Sharma. No special exemptions have been given so far for academics who are United States citizens to teach at the private Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), which has been hard hit by the US ban on travel to North Korea in the wake of the death of US student Otto Warmbier last year. More...

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