27 novembre 2018

First female chancellor of Women’s University in Africa

The first female chancellor of Zimbabwe’s Women’s University in Africa, Ghanaian Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has pledged to support the university in advancing the dreams of the institution’s two visionary founders – Professor Hope Sadza and Dr Fay Chung – who took action to create a pathway for women to access higher education, reports Ghana Web. More...

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Universities must respond swiftly to business demand

Business is showing signs of losing patience with universities and other traditional sources of talent and are actively considering the task of developing talent themselves, writes Nick Wailes for Australian Financial Review. More...

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150 academics urge ‘robust’ climate action

Robust, emergency action is needed in response to the “deepening ecological crisis” of climate change, according to a letter to the New Zealand government signed by 150 academics and researchers, writes Michael Daly for Stuff. More...

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Polish law gives universities more power in R&D push

A new research and education reform is paving the way for universities in Poland to become international research and development players, giving more autonomy to universities in setting research priorities and making research financing simpler, writes Florin Zubascu for Science Business. More...

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Politician says fees-free tertiary policy has failed

New Zealand politician and former deputy prime minister Paula Bennett says the government's fees-free tertiary education policy, which came into effect on 1 January, has been a “complete failure”, writes Sophie Bateman for Newshub. More...

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University chiefs want change to unconditional offers

Unconditional offers are “reducing the motivation and quality” of sixth-form education and lead too many students to the wrong university or degree, according to several college leaders in the United Kingdom, writes Rosemary Bennett for The Times. More...

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Cheating on the rise in Irish universities

Cheating is on the rise in Irish universities and colleges with business studies students most likely to be accused of ‘academic dishonesty’, write Peter McGuire and Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times. More...

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Re-imagine, reconstruct higher education system – VP

Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said there was a need to re-imagine and reconstruct the higher education system in tune with the requirements of the 21st century and sought the participation of government as well as the private sector for quality education, reports IANS. More...

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Turkish academic jailed after raids linked to financier

A court in Turkey has jailed an Istanbul academic pending trial following raids on professors and activists deemed to have links to an imprisoned prominent financier of civil society activities, reports Al Jazeera. More...

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Call for review over UAE ties after academic jailed

It is no longer safe for British academics and students to work and study in the United Arab Emirates, experts and lecturers’ unions have warned, after a court in the Gulf state jailed for life Durham University PhD student Matthew Hedges, who was accused of spying, writes David Batty for The Guardian. More...

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