20 avril 2018

Top-down research environment stifles success – Study

By Yojana Sharma. China’s higher education and research system hamstrings researchers with bureaucratic requirements, rewards quantity over quality and stifles the creativity and critical thinking necessary to achieve innovative breakthroughs, a comprehensive study of the country’s research environment has found. More...

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Nations join emerging multi-polar global science system

By Yojana Sharma. Research-intensive universities now operate as a single network on a world scale with more and more nations entering this open system particularly built around science research. It is a global network “open to enter but intensively integrated inside”, says Simon Marginson, director of the Centre for Global Higher Education or CGHE. More...

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CEU president resists move to Vienna after Orbán victory

By Yojana Sharma. The international Central European University or CEU has been at loggerheads with the Hungarian government since last year, when a law was passed restricting the ability of foreign universities to set up in the country. More...

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Digital platforms – Bridging the university-society gap

By Laeed Zaghlami. In an effort to improve efficiency and bypass bureaucracy, academics, scholars and experts in Algeria have launched a series of online platforms to promote their work and expertise, and meet the needs of society. More...

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How to train young people for the labour market

By Reuben Kyama. Most higher education stakeholders agree that Africa’s large and growing youthful population generates a demographic dividend that needs to be tapped but how to do so within the current framework of university education remains a little less clear. More...

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Plagiarism seen to be aiding drop in education standards

By Alex Abutu. The quality of Nigerian university graduates continues to be a source of concern with many of the country’s academics and stakeholders pointing to the prevalence of plagiarism and academic dishonesty in universities as a contributing factor. More...

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Survey highlights concerns over research infrastructure

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Lack of appropriate infrastructure is among factors hindering the scientific progress of fledgling scientists in Africa, says an international society of early career researchers. More...

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The SDGs are challenging the way we teach our students

By Willem Fourie. The challenge, however, does not lie merely in the content of the SDGs’ goals, targets and indicators. In some sense, most universities are already equipping students to implement priorities found in the SDGs. More...

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World Bank invests in vocational education in 3 countries

By Christabel Ligami. Up to 17 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia are set to benefit from new World Bank financing that will improve their training and research capabilities and strengthen the delivery of quality education as they seek innovative solutions to Africa’s development needs. More...

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New startup act throws lifeline to university graduates

By Wagdy Sawahel. Tunisia has approved measures to facilitate the establishment of innovative startups in an effort to reduce graduate unemployment, tackle the academic 'brain drain' and promote the development of the digital economy. More...

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