20 avril 2018

University think tank to close as Seoul pulls funding

The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies – the only think tank in Washington DC devoted to Korean Peninsula issues – will close next month after a dispute over funding and academic independence with the government in Seoul, writes Anna Fifield for The Washington Post. More...

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Government funding cuts anger top universities

Romania’s ministry of education has angered academics with a decision to cut funding for the country’s top universities, which have been increasingly critical of government policies in the past year, writes Ana Maria Luca for BIRN. More...

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Two more universities in basketball inducement probe

The University of Kansas and North Carolina State University have become embroiled in the college sport inducement scandal after federal prosecutors in New York elected to expand the case, which involves German sportswear manufacturer Adidas, reports Sport Business. More...

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Ministry announces greater regulation of private HEIs

Private higher education institutions in Togo, each of which currently awards its own qualifications, will in future have to teach the same curriculum and hold the same examinations under the control of the higher education ministry. More...

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Union leader blames brain drain on HE budget cuts

Tunisia is undergoing a severe brain drain partly as a result of budget cuts to the higher education and research sectors, according to Zied Ben Amor, coordinator of IJABA, the Union of Tunisian University Professors and Researchers. More...

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Putin to boost science research funding by 150%

By Eugene Vorotnikov. Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to increase funding of national science by 150% over current levels by the end of the year, according to the press service of the Presidential Administration of Russia. More...

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Foreign students’ economic contribution soars by 22%

By Geoff Maslen. Selling education to nearly 600,000 foreign students generated a record AU$32 billion (US$24.7 billion) for the Australian economy last year, according to the latest trade figures. More...

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PM vows to scrap job quotas after huge student protests

By Mushfique Wadud. Nationwide student protests paralysed campuses in Bangladesh last week as students demanded reform of the quota system reserving government jobs for particular groups. More than 100 people were wounded in clashes with police at the University of Dhaka on 9 April as rubber bullets and tear gas were fired to disperse the crowd. More...

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The international transformation in student loan systems

By Bruce Chapman and Lorraine Dearden. The University of Bologna, considered to be the first official university, was established in the late 11th century, and some scholars in need of finances were offered loans. This type of provision was not formalised as a student loan system until 1240 when the Bishop of Lincoln did so using money from the University of Oxford. More...

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The importance of listening to university stakeholders

By Nita Temmerman. It can be a formidable, revealing as well as exciting and certainly necessary part of any university’s regular planning and improvement agenda to engage in open discussions with its key stakeholders. Students, alumni, staff, community groups, industry and professions as well as governments are all stakeholders in higher education. More...

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