14 mai 2018

Students head to the Great White North over fees, Trump

Tertiary education in Canada, known as the Great White North, is proving attractive to students from the United States, where Americans owe nearly US$1.2 trillion in student loan debt, writes Susan Donaldson James for the Pacific Standard. More...

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Universities warned to stop charging tuition fees

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council will investigate reports of federal universities collecting tuition fees from students as it maintains that it is illegal to do so, writes Leon Usigbe for the Nigerian Tribune. More...

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Enrolment at top tech universities shoots up

Switzerland’s federal technology institutes – ranked in the top 10 in a recent ranking of the most innovative universities in Europe – are attracting a record number of students, particularly in the fields of information technology and engineering sciences, reports Swiss Info. More...

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Universities' hostels are crime and drug dens – Report

University hostels have become dens of criminal gangs, prostitution and drug abuse, according to a report by the Commission for University Education, which blames poor collaboration between universities and the National Security Council for rising crime in the institutions of higher learning, writes Augustine Oduor for Standard Digital. More...

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Alarm over poaching of computer science academics

The dean of the University of Warwick’s King’s Cross campus in London, which coordinates its artificial intelligence projects, fears the poaching of top computer science brains in higher education in the United Kingdom by United States groups such as Amazon, Google and Uber is threatening Britain’s ability to build on a leading position in machine learning, writes Aliya Ram for the Financial Times. More...

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China’s elite universities top emerging nations ranking

The Times Higher Education’s BRICS University Rankings has been renamed the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018 and broadened this year to “reflect emerging potential of a diverse, innovative and ambitious range of countries”, it says. The rankings take in 42 countries across four continents. More...

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Does Nigeria need a new military university?

By Alex Abutu. A new military university focused on nuclear technology is to be located in the town of Biu in Borno State, a uranium-rich area and the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency which has ravaged the country for the last eight years. While the new institution will be open to civilians, not everyone agrees that Nigeria needs another military university. More...

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Radical shake-up to boost quality in higher education

By Christabel Ligami. As part of a broad set of recommended changes to higher education aimed at raising quality, all PhD holders admitted via executive masters degrees will no longer be eligible to teach at universities in Kenya. More...

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Roadmap for corruption-free higher education proposed

By Wagdy Sawahel. Corruption is spreading across most of the public Ukrainian universities, particularly education and administrative corruptions, due to low academic salaries, low motivation of students to prepare for exams, lack of law enforcement and punishment mechanisms and a corruption-prone culture, according to a new report. More...

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Global ambition behind Beijing’s bid to boost AI talent

By Yojana Sharma. China has initiated a multi-pronged effort to swiftly boost the training of artificial intelligence (AI) talent and AI research within its universities in order to prop up its ambitious plans for ‘global dominance’ in AI, backed by a huge injection of central government funding. More...

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