04 juin 2018

Erasmus+ opens to world, offers post-Brexit UK access

By Karen MacGregor. A model for the post-Brexit participation of the United Kingdom in European higher education is offered in the European Commission’s new proposal for the Erasmus+ initiative, with its surprise opening to the world. The proposal also doubles the budget for the 2021-27 Erasmus+ and trebles learning and mobility opportunities to 12 million people. More...

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Elite university degree no guarantee of higher salary

By Geoff Maslen. The world’s top universities attract more students – and reject more student applications – than their lesser counterparts in almost every country across the globe. But Australian evidence suggests the pay-off in money terms is not as great as the students who gain access expect. More...

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A new ranking – Countries ready for wave of automation

By Yojana Sharma. South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Germany and Canada are the countries most prepared for the coming wave of automation driven by robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies, according to a new ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit. More...

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Prestigious French institute opens office in Nairobi

Sciences Po, France’s prestigious Paris Institute of Political Studies, will open its first African office in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of its internationalisation strategy, choosing an English-language over a francophone country. More...

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French engineering school to offer joint degrees

The Casablanca campus of École d’Ingénieurs en Génie des Systèmes Industriels (EIGSI) has become the first French engineering school accredited to award joint French-Moroccan engineering degrees to its students. More...

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Student loan body overhaul aimed at stemming defaults

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya is planning to overhaul the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) – the agency that disburses loans to students on behalf of the government – and convert it into a funding corporation. More...

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76-day-long lecturer strike ends but for how long?

By Gilbert Nakweya. The recent collapse of the 76-day-long lecturers’ strike means that students at public universities can get back to their studies. But with no real resolution to the issues causing staff unhappiness, how long can stability in the sector be expected to last. More...

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The transformative power of ‘rupture’ in higher education

By Sharon Dell. A new book on African philosophy of education, which examines teaching and learning in the African university context, draws on its authors’ combined experience of setting up a massive open online course (MOOC) aimed at examining how teachers and students can use the African philosophical concepts of ubuntu and ukama to develop home-grown solutions to societal and educational concerns. More...

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Aspiring Martian calls for Africa to define its own path

By Stephen Coan. Africa needs to define its own path when it comes to the fourth industrial revolution and look at what technology is appropriate for its societies, according to aspiring Martian and Head of Innovation at software manufacturer SAP Africa Adriana Marais, who is the headline speaker at the South African Technology Network (SATN) international conference later this year. More...

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Perils of unregulated privatisation in public universities

By Wondwosen Tamrat. While the private higher education sector in Ethiopia continues to be demonised for its commercial motives, the issue of partial privatisation in the public sector has, in general, not received the scholarly attention it deserves. More...

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