27 novembre 2018

New strategy promotes women in HE and research

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Women’s participation in higher education, research and innovation is one of two cross-cutting themes at the heart of the updated Africa Strategy of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which was introduced earlier this month. More...

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Decision to cut international student numbers backfires

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The political agreement between the government and the right-wing Danish People’s Party to cut the number of international students by 1,000 is forcing masters degree programmes taught in English to close, with severe consequences for Danish students on those courses. More...

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Report explores tensions behind the failure of education

By Wachira Kigotho. A new World Bank report identifies the tenuous link between credentials and skills as one of four key “tensions” behind the failure of the Middle East and North Africa region to fully reap the personal, social and economic benefits of education. More...

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International student boom could evaporate, experts warn

By Geoff Maslen. This year, Australia’s education institutions are collectively expected to generate more than AU$32 billion (US$23 billion) in export revenue from the fees and living expenses outlaid by 700,000 overseas students in schools, colleges and universities. More...

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In wake of bombing, plan to fight extremism on campuses

By Wagdy Sawahel. Formal steps to tackle terrorism at higher education institutions have been announced by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the wake of a suicide bomb attack carried out by a jobless female university graduate last month. More...

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Life sentence sends a message of fear to other academics

By Brendan O’Malley and Wagdy Sawahel. The sentencing of Durham University PhD researcher Matthew Hedges to life imprisonment in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 21 November is causing further shock and alarm for academics carrying out research in the Middle East, who are already shaken by the murder of Saudi Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. More...

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Government proposes lower-cost fast-track degrees

By Brendan O’Malley. The United Kingdom universities minister, Sam Gyimah, has announced a proposal to allow universities to charge higher per annum fees for two-year accelerated degree courses, to encourage more higher education institutions to offer them and drive up student choice. More...

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UK student sentenced to life for ‘spying’ is ‘terrified’

By Brendan O’Malley. United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated that he has had constructive discussions with United Arab Emirates officials about the case of Durham University PhD researcher Matthew Hedges, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Federal Appeal Court of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. More...

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Higher education can and should take a strategic role in tackling inequality

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In our series on Transformative Leadership, published in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, Graeme Atherton says higher education should take the lead in pressing governments to commit to strategies for achieving equity for students from marginalised groups, a key message of the first ‘World Access to Higher Education Day’. And Simon Marginson discusses how universities – both the research-intensive universities in the global cities and universities outside the global capitals – can address the problem of economic inequality driven by rising global cities and declining regional hinterlands.
   In Commentary, Alejandro Caballero discusses how educators can prepare workers for the transition to a ‘gig economy’, where traditional jobs are likely to be replaced by workers performing a series of individual freelance gigs. Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts warn that selling higher education has become precarious for Australia’s universities due to the Group of Eight’s overdependence on Chinese students and other universities’ overreliance on Indian students. And Tony McMahon, Anne Scott and Colin Scott argue that the Irish government’s controversial plan to fund 45 women-only professorships is needed to correct historic inequalities.
   In our World Blog this week, Valerie Clifford and Martin Haigh take stock of internationalisation of the curriculum and its ultimate goal of creating global citizens who promote the welfare of the future world and are prepared to tackle its most serious problems.
   On the topic of Academic Freedom, Brendan O’Malley and Wagdy Sawahel write that the sentencing of UK doctoral student Matthew Hedges to life imprisonment in the UAE is setting off alarm bells for academics conducting research in the Middle East, who are already shaken by the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last month.
   In Features, Wagdy Sawahel reports on the Tunisian government’s plans to tackle terrorism at higher education institutions in the wake of a suicide bomb attack carried out by a jobless female university graduate last month. More...

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Duke Condemns Swastika at Memorial

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Duke University is condemning whoever placed a large red swastika on a campus memorial to those who were murdered last month in a Pittsburgh synagogue. More...

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