18 septembre 2018

Twelve universities launch first risk methods courses

Twelve universities in Africa have launched Africa's first risk methods school courses to tackle risk and management of disasters likely to affect the continent. The ‘Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk Universities’ is a consortium of 12 universities in Africa, writes James Kandoya for IPP Media. More...

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Rise in university students accessing hardship funds

More university students are struggling to pay their bills despite extra financial assistance from the New Zealand government. Figures collated by NZME show an increase in hardship funds given out and applications for financial help at three of New Zealand’s biggest universities, writes Emme McKay for the NZ Herald. More...

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University staff face higher workloads, lower pay rises

University staff in Australia should brace for higher workloads, lower salary increases and, in cases where student numbers are low, redundancies, according to Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne, Danny Samson. His warning came after Victoria University put a tough new enterprise agreement direct to staff without union endorsement, writes Robert Bolton for the Australian Financial Review. More...

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Angry overseas-trained medics in ‘go back to class’ jab

South African students who study medicine abroad will have to go back to university on their return home after graduating. Since 1 July, a new policy by the National Department of Health compels all foreign-trained doctors to complete a one-year bridging course at a local university, writes Nabeelah Shaikh for the Sunday Tribune. More...

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Higher education one of worst at handling cyberattacks

Higher education ranks as one of the worst business sectors to handle cyber threat crises. Nearly three-quarters of participants took three or more days to create and apply a patch after notification of an attack, said EfficientIP’s 2018 Global DNS Threat Report, writes Macy Bayern for Tech Republic. More...

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16 African universities to tackle poor research output

Given Africa’s low research output, which is 1% of the total global output, 16 African universities, under the banner of the African Research Universities Alliance, have risen to the challenge of making African universities more visible on the global research map, writes Mojeed Alabi for the New Telegraph. More...

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Turkey to stop sending students to the US

Turkey is to stop sending students to the United States for postgraduate studies and limit the number it sends to European and Asian countries, Yeni Safak newspaper quoted Turkish Deputy Education Minister Mustafa Safran as saying, reports Ahval. More...

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Decline in foreign students at US colleges, universities

For the second straight year, the number of new international students coming to study at United States colleges and universities is expected to decline from the 300,743 who came in 2015-16, according to the Institute of International Education, writes Janet H Cho for Cleveland.com. More...

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University of South Wales closes IT skills gap

For years, the IT skills gap – the shortfall between jobs and the skilled workers to fill them – has challenged companies in the United Kingdom. But the University of South Wales is closing the skills gap, say IT professionals, writes Tom Allen for Computing. More...

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Asian universities on the rise in employability ranking

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, pushing Stanford University into joint second place. More...

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