15 octobre 2018

Ministry fines universities in fake-degrees scandal

The education ministry in Lebanon has fined three universities, recommending one lose its licence, as a judicial investigation looks into allegations that the institutions were involved in cash-for-degrees schemes, writes Gasia Trtrian for The Daily Star (Lebanon). More...

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Cambridge to give poor students a year’s free tuition

Cambridge University is to offer disadvantaged students a year of free tuition after their A-levels to give them a ‘leg up’. The ‘Transitional Year’ programme will be for bright but poor pupils who are offered a place to study at Cambridge but fail to achieve good enough grades in their A-levels to meet their offer, writes Camilla Turner for The Telegraph. More...

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Nigerian university expels 485 students

The Federal University Dutse in Nigeria’s Jigawa State has expelled 485 students for poor academic performance and sundry offences. The affected students were drawn from all the academic departments in the university. The management said more students would be axed soon, writes Abubakar Ahmadu Maishanu for Premium Times. More...

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Chinese students fear backlash after inflammatory speech

Chinese students in the United States have dismissed claims made by US Vice-President Mike Pence that their official groups representing them are part of a Communist Party effort to “foster a culture of censorship”, though they did express concerns of a backlash from the inflammatory remarks, write Simone McCarthy and Kristin Huang for South China Morning Post. More...

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Women conduct more useful research than men, study says

A research study has suggested that female-authored research has more educational impact than male-authored research. The study in the Journal of Altmetrics – a newly launched peer-reviewed open-access journal – compared how many people read articles by male or female first authors in the same field using data from users of reference manager Mendeley, writes Lindsay McKenzie for Inside Higher Ed. More...

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WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm about the impact of the United Kingdom government’s immigration policy on international academic cooperation after several foreign scholars were denied visas to attend a conference, writes Matthew Weaver for The Guardian. More...

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Research into maggots helps more than 5,000 diabetics

Research into the use of larva to treat diabetic wounds has saved more than 5,000 patients from limb amputations, said Malaysian Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. He said that 90% of the 6,000 patients who were treated with maggot debridement therapy were saved from having their limbs amputated, writes Loh Foon Fong for The Star. More...

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Universities gain access to genocide survivor testimonies

Universities have been given access to more than 55,000 interviews with survivors of and witnesses to genocide via streaming video, providing researchers with an evocative, deeply personal view of the impact of the Holocaust and other genocides and massacres, including Rwanda, Armenia and Nanjing. More...

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How will universities prepare students for Industry 4.0?

By Paul Rigg. How will people be motivated to study when in Mexico alone, for example, nine million jobs are expected to be lost over the next 10 years. “What will the role of universities be?” More...

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In the AI era, universities must make us ‘robot proof’

By Paul Rigg. With up to half of white and blue collar jobs expected to vanish due to artificial intelligence (AI), the priority for universities is to make people ‘robot proof’ by teaching ‘humanics’ – technical, data and human literacy – and providing experiential and lifelong learning. More...

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