20 avril 2018

Affirmative action policy boosts disabled student numbers

After five years of failed attempts, student Renato Xavier de Oliveira finally managed to get into a public university this year, relying on an affirmative action policy for disabled people established by the federal government in 2016 to achieve the feat, writes Jairo Marques for Folha de S.Paulo. More...

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Highly-ranked state university will mentor others

One of India's top 10 institutions, Savitribai Phule Pune University, will mentor other universities in the state of Maharashtra to help them fare better in the National Institutional Ranking Framework, reports The Times of India. More...

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Universities discuss cooperation to boost science

A delegation from the University of Dubai recently visited the People’s Republic of China to discuss scientific and academic cooperation with Peking and Ningxia universities and the Confucius Institute, write Esraa Ismail and Rasha Abubaker for Emirates News Agency. More...

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Bridging the skills gap through technology

Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of mission at the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Islamabad, has said that Pakistani students would be given opportunities to acquire contemporary education in different fields in Chinese universities, writes Muhammad Farooq for The News International. More...

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Most university funds now come from local donors

Donations to local universities from South African philanthropists now exceed the income they derive from abroad, according to the latest Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education, reports Dan Meyer for Business Day. More...

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Four new state universities to open

Government has approved the opening of four new state universities countrywide in a move expected to consolidate Zimbabwe’s position as one of the countries with the highest number of institutions of higher learning in the region and beyond, writes Martha Leboho Masvingo for The Herald. More...

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Elite universities in early admissions probe – Report

The United States Justice Department has sent letters to top universities as it probes whether some institutions violated antitrust laws by sharing information to aid in the enforcement of their early decision policies, according to news reports, writes John Bowden for The Hill. More...

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International education crucial for future of work

International education and overseas study experiences will play a critical role in helping students adapt and prepare for the future of work, according to experts at the recent Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Conference in Singapore, writes Anton Crace for The PIE News. More...

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Corruption rife at Nigerian universities – Report

A recent report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has uncovered corruption in many of Nigeria’s higher education institutions, highlighting collusion among staff, students and other stakeholders, writes Iyabo Lawal for The Guardian. More...

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Alberta college presidents to get a pay cut

Presidents at Alberta’s colleges and universities are getting a pay cut. Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt announced last week that Alberta is bringing in a pay grid for the 20 leaders of its post-secondary institutions, to be fully in effect two years from now, writes Dean Bennett for The Canadian Press. More...

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