07 mai 2018

Chinese university hosts 'grenade-throwing' event

Local Chinese news reports indicate that a Chinese university has decided to liven up its annual sports day by hosting a grenade-tossing event, writes Kerry Allen for BBC News. More...

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University expansion a signal of stability and growth

By Ramadhan Rajab. In a move widely welcomed as a signal of future growth, national unity and stability, the Somali National University (SNU) is setting up its first new campus outside the capital Mogadishu in a semi-autonomous region of the country. More...

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Transgender identity issues on universities’ agenda

By María Elena Hurtado. In the absence of a gender law, many universities in Chile are having to take steps to cater for transgender students, referred to as ‘trans’. The main problem of boys or girls who have decided to ditch the sex registered in their birth certificate and switch genders is that they are stuck with their legal name, though what they really want is to be known by their ‘social name’, that is, by the name that matches their gender of choice. More...

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Fake dissertation scandal taints politicians, academics

By Emma Sabzalieva. As graduate students the world over know, writing a doctoral thesis is a labour of love. It takes a great deal of time, dedication and resources to make the new and useful contribution to knowledge required of a dissertation written at this level. More...

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Will foreign branch campuses exacerbate inequality?

By Wagdy Sawahel. Egypt has approved a draft law to regulate the performance of foreign university branch campuses to be set up in Egypt’s new administrative capital. But will it be enough to assuage concerns that the opening of foreign universities will exacerbate inequality and class division. More...

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Parents a key player in offspring studying abroad

By Nic Mitchell. Parents are a key player in influencing their offspring to study abroad, according to a worldwide survey to get inside the applicant’s mind and understand the study abroad decision-making process. More...

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Study-abroad students want more responsive staff

By Nic Mitchell. Study-abroad students in the Netherlands have many different reasons for deciding to enrol in a foreign university, but they are agreed on one thing – they want a better service from the lecturers teaching them. More...

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European universities ‘cannibalising’ their own courses

By Nic Mitchell. Universities in some European countries are in danger of 'cannibalising' their own courses in the rush to introduce programmes taught in English, the head of international marketing at a leading Italian university warned a conference in Amsterdam last week. More...

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Don’t ignore the dark clouds among the bright spots

By Hans de Wit. Over the past weeks, several colleagues have commented on the pessimism Philip Altbach and I expressed regarding the future of internationalisation in our commentary in University World News on 23 February and my additional commentary on 23 March. More...

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When East meets West in transnational higher education

By Catherine Gomes. Whenever I write an opinion piece about international education in Australia, I always brace myself for the thinly disguised xenophobia that emerges in comments reflecting on the ‘international student’. More...

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