20 novembre 2018

Universities told to stop making students beg for aid

Many students applying for financial aid at Chinese universities find that submitting written documents isn’t enough – to win the cash, they must give speeches in public about their plight and hope their stories are ‘moving’ enough to earn the audience votes they need to qualify, write Ding Jie, Mo Xiaotian and Teng Jing Xuan for Caixin. More...

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Lecturers strike over six months’ salary arrears

University teachers in Congo-Brazzaville have been on strike since September, claiming six months’ backpay which the government says it cannot pay because of the country’s economic crisis. More...

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72 laboratories shut after ‘negative assessments’

The Algerian authorities have stopped funding and closed 72 scientific research laboratories in 2018, following “negative assessments” of their activities. More...

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Social sciences and humanities vital for change-makers

By Roger Chao Jr. There is a need for universities to redouble their efforts to develop real transformative leaders who contribute to regional and global transformation, addressing shared issues through enhanced collaboration across institutional and national boundaries. More...

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How Latin American universities can be drivers of change

By Alicia Cantón. Latin America, a mosaic of history, culture and natural wonders comprising 19 countries, is also a region facing important challenges – slow-growing economies, poverty, inequality, the need for quality education, institutions that must be strengthened and rising crime rates are just a few of them. More...

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Transformation through teaching excellence

By Christian Jowers. All too often, institutions of higher education invest in research at the expense of teaching excellence. Higher education institutions need to invest in promoting innovative teaching that will meet the needs of today’s diverse students and enable them to address the challenges of a rapidly changing world. More...

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Leading role for universities in fight for sustainability

By Dag Rune Olsen. The role of universities is crucial if we are to hope to reach all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Universities provide the best research-based knowledge and opportune platforms for much needed partnerships – all decisive factors for the global goals. More...

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Developmental universities need strong leadership

By Eric Fredua-Kwarteng. Leaders at every level of the developmental university should constantly engage in conversation, discussion and dialogue with individuals or groups of university stakeholders. The purpose of this is to encourage innovative, critical and creative thinking about the university's roles and functions. More...

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Study tracks how scholarships promote social change

By Stephen Coan and Brendan O'Malley. How effective can scholarship programmes be in preparing and encouraging individual students to return to their communities and promote social justice. More...

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How ‘America First’ puts international students last

By Paul Schulmann. The Institute of International Education’s new Open Doors report signals troubling times for United States higher education institutions. Although the total enrolment of international students increased modestly (1.5%), this estimate is somewhat misleading since it includes a 15.8% increase in students participating in Optional Practical Training (OPT). More...

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