07 mai 2018

Big data could be key to Africa’s graduate employability

By Nan Yeld. All over the African continent, higher education is expanding its reach, both in terms of numbers and range of qualifications. At the same time, Sub-Saharan universities face enormous challenges in enhancing quality and relevance. There are many reasons for this – paramount is the issue of the lack of reliable and useful data on the basis of which to plan, monitor and review. More...

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What makes a real international university ranking?

By Waldemar Siwinski and Richard Holmes. The first international university ranking was produced by Asiaweek in 1999 and 2000, to be followed in 2003 by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The Webometrics Ranking and the Times Higher Education – Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings both started in 2004. Since then, international university rankings have proliferated. More...

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Vietnamese students look at the US and head north

By Mark Ashwill. In the past year, I have heard from quite a few Vietnamese parents and students who either decided to choose Canada over the United States as their primary overseas study destination or were considering transferring from a US to a Canadian institution. More...

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Leadership programme supports 200 Syrian students

By Michael Gardner. More than 200 Syrians have received funding support for their studies in Germany via the ‘Leadership for Syria’ programme, which was officially concluded in April. New initiatives to support Syrian students are currently being discussed. More...

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US$5 million allocated for university technology hubs

By Kudzai Mashininga. The Zimbabwe government has set aside more than US$5 million to put in place technology hubs at six state-run universities in a move that it hopes will spearhead the country’s industrialisation and modernisation. More...

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Guides to ‘being not-rich’ spring up on elite campuses

By Emma Kerr, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Numerous alumni filled the guide to ‘Being Not-Rich' at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with similar comments: “I wish we had something like this when I was a student”. Aarica Marsh, an alumna who graduated in 2016, didn’t know other low-income students, and didn’t think to call herself a first-generation college student. More...

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Mobility scheme shows results, but challenges persist

By Maina Waruru. An impressive 1,255 African beneficiaries, including 722 masters and 346 doctoral students and 187 staff, have gained from a continent-wide mobility scheme implemented over seven years as a joint initiative of the African Union and European Union. More...

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Fallout as Peking University tries to silence student

By Yojana Sharma. A student at Peking University, China’s top institution, has been allowed to return to the campus after being barred for days for asking questions about campus sexual harassment and rape cases dating back to the 1990s. More...

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University still in ruins three years after earthquake

By Binod Ghimire. Three years since a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, the reconstruction of academic and administrative buildings of the country’s universities and colleges has made little headway, mainly because of inadequate funding. More...

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Call for reform of admissions for international students

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Norway should introduce a centrally coordinated national admission system for international graduate students, a government-commissioned report has recommended. More...

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