10 septembre 2018

President’s appointment must abide by constitution

The appointment of the president of the International Islamic University Malaysia must be recommended by the government in accordance with the university’s constitution, said its former president, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim, reports Bernama. More...

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First woman rector at University of the Aegean

At an amphitheatre of the University of the Aegean, located in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Chrisi Vigilaki became the first woman to be accredited the highest official position in the Greek university; that of Prytanis (the equivalent of rector or chancellor), writes Nick Kampouris for the Greek Reporter. More...

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University probes alleged sexual misconduct by staff

University of Manitoba President David Barnard announced that a number of staff members are on leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct which are being investigated. The announcement came as Barnard stated a commitment to instituting mandatory training for all faculty and staff on sexual violence, consent and power relationships, writes Darren Bernhardt for CBC News. More...

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Work starts on US$81 million Al Ain university campus

Abu Dhabi University has laid the foundation stone for its new campus in Al Ain as construction starts on expanding and enhancing facilities. The new campus with an overall area of 45,000 square metres will cost AED300 million (US$81 million), writes Sam Bridge for Arabian Business. More...

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University teachers in black bands and badges protest

Faculty members of central universities wore black bands and badges on the Teachers’ Day last Wednesday in protest against the government not acceding to their various demands which included a long-pending demand to revert to the old pension scheme, writes Prakash Kumar for the Deccan Herald. More...

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Poignant empty chair tribute to imprisoned graduate

It’s more than two months since University of Aberdeen graduate Hanifi Baris was arrested and he is still languishing behind bars in a Turkish prison. But the academic, who completed a PhD dissertation last year before moving to Turkey to work as a lawyer, has not been forgotten by students at his alma mater, writes Kirsten Robertson for The Press and Journal. More...

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University criticised for pulling transgender study

Brown University has been criticised over its decision to remove news about a controversial study on transgender youth from its website. The paper by Assistant Professor Lisa Littman suggests that gender dysphoria, or a conflict between one's gender identity and sex assigned at birth, occurring around the time of puberty – as opposed to early childhood – could be due to peer pressure or online influences, writes Brooke Sopelaa for NBC News. More...

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Traditional dress code for Bihar convocations

The days of black gowns are gone; kurta, dhoti or pyjama and Malviya pagri (turban) will now be the dress code for the convocation ceremonies in Bihar universities. All the universities will have a fixed calendar for the convocation. These measures have been approved by newly-appointed Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon, the chancellor of all Bihar universities, writes Faizan Ahmad for The Pioneer. More...

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eLearning Africa – Where opportunity meets innovation

Some of the biggest names in global education and technology will be attending the upcoming eLearning Africa conference – the largest in Africa on learning, training and technology – to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, later this month. More...

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Students denounce authorities’ grants maladministration

A students’ association in Togo has condemned authorities’ ‘ill will’ and ‘lack of care’ which it says has resulted in failure to pay students their due grants and benefits. More...

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