27 novembre 2018

Chinese researchers angry over US backtrack on visas

The United States embassy in Beijing has revoked 10-year multiple-entry visas issued to some researchers specialising in China-US relations, a further tightening of entry controls as ties between the two countries worsen, writes Wendy Wu for the South China Morning Post. More...

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Experts call for a ‘take your son into university day’

Experts seeking to address male academic underachievement among boys and young men are calling for the introduction of a ‘take your son into university day’ in an effort to increase male participation in higher education, writes Sally Weale for The Guardian. More...

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Staff strike reflects frustration over broken promises

By Tunde Fatunde. Beyond the specific salary and benefits-related grievances behind the latest strike by academic staff is intense frustration over the Nigerian government’s failure over several years to meet the terms of its own agreements with respect to adequately funding the sector’s growing public universities – most of which are in a state of perilous infrastructural decline. More...

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The new politics of higher education and inequality

By Simon Marginson. Global political economy isn’t everything, and global forces play out differently from nation to nation. These forces are nuanced by politics and culture. Yet global political economy is also a single system that has unleashed parallel transformations in all nations. More...

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Higher education can take a lead in fighting inequity

By Graeme Atherton. As every week appears to bring greater political uncertainty – from the imminent departure of the German chancellor to the new populist president in Brazil to the United Kingdom spiralling further into the vortex of Brexit – it becomes ever more important for higher education to keep defining its place in this world. More...

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Internationalisation of the curriculum comes of age

By Valerie Clifford and Martin Haigh. Hans de Wit’s recent blog on successes and failures in internationalisation in higher education inspired us to take stock of internationalisation of the curriculum. More...

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Are global rankings relevant to sustainable development?

By Juliette Torabian. Higher education institutions have been subject to external scrutiny in the form of audits and ranking systems for the past three decades. More...

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Why women-only professorship appointments are needed

By Tony McMahon, Anne Scott and Colin Scott. When the Irish Government published the highly-anticipated Gender Action Plan 2018-20 earlier this month, it was the proposal for a Government of Ireland Senior Academic Talent Initiative which received most attention, both positive and negative. More...

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Selling higher education has become precarious

By Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts. Australia’s overseas student industry has surged in recent years. It generated some AU$30 billion (US$22 billion) in export revenue in 2017 from the fees and living expenses paid by all overseas students in Australia (AU$20.7 billion attributable to the higher education sector). More...

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Navigating the world’s transition to a gig economy

By Alejandro Caballero. Gigs, not jobs. That’s what tomorrow’s labour market will increasingly become, the newly-published World Development Report (WDR) 2019 tells us. The report’s message to stakeholders in developing countries, including the private sector, is clear: invest more in human capital to remain competitive in a global economy where, in addition to some kinds of jobs being eliminated, others created and others altered, the very nature of work is changing. More...

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