10 mars 2019

The Good University by Raewyn Connell

It is "a practical vision for how our universities can become both more engaging and more productive places, driven by social good rather than profit, and helping to build fairer societies." More...

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5 factors of successful traineeships abroad

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Work experience and time spent abroad are among the key criteria for securing a job after graduation. The Erasmus Impact Study (EIS) and others have proven this with quite impressive figures: for example, 36% of Erasmus students have been offered a job during or after their traineeship abroad. More...

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EAIE Summer Forum: Bracing for Brexit

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Whether the looming 29 March deadline will mark a 'hard' Brexit, a 'soft' Brexit or something else entirely remains to be seen. What does seem clear, however, is that Brexit will have a multitude of implications for the international higher education community. EAIE's Summer 2019 issue of Forum magazine will examine the topic of Brexit in depth. More...

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5 challenges on the horizon for international education

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Attempting to map out possible future effects on our work as international education professionals is of course something of an exercise in creativity. Nevertheless, keeping an eye on the horizon is an essential component of good practice in our field. More...

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7 tips for evaluating credentials from disputed territories

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As credential evaluators, we follow a principle in which institutional recognition is bestowed by the appropriate educational authorities in the country where the institution operates. Consequently, when the international status of the territory is in question and it is unclear where the educational authority resides, the status of its educational institutions is an equal dilemma. More...

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QS Subject Rankings Show US Losing Ground

In recent years there has been growing interest in the ranking of universities by subject or programme. This trend may be more helpful for students and other stakeholders than general rankings of entire universities. More...

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Shameful Ranking of UK Universities

An article in WONK HE by Paul Greatrix presents an unusual ranking of places and subjects in the UK that are most likely to use the services of “essay mills”, companies that supply essays to university students who are unable or unwilling to write their own. More...

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Controversial Rise in Iranian Research

In recent years Iranian universities have begun to make their presence felt in international and regional rankings. There are now two Iranian universities in the Shanghai Ranking top 500 and another 11 in the 501-1000 group. The Round University Rankings include 11 Iranian universities led by Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 237th place. More...

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British private fund buys Times Higher Education (THE)

Inflexion Private Equity announced that it has acquired Times Higher Education (“THE”) from TPG Capital (“TPG”). THE, formerly part of Tes Global, has been carved out as an independent entity as part of the investment from Inflexion. More...

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Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland on the anti-Semitic acts committed last night in Alsace

Conseil de l'EuropeI unreservedly condemn the anti-Semitic, barbaric and disgusting acts of desecration of the Jewish cemetery in the Alsatian town of Quatzenheim, not far from Strasbourg, where the Council of Europe has its headquarters. I express my complete solidarity with the Jewish community, which has once again been targeted. This defilement of graves, perpetrated in a context of recent anti-Semitic outbursts in France, as well as in a number of other member States of the Council, shows that the threat posed by racism, anti-Semitism and hate speech is sadly still very much a real one. That is why we have a duty to combat these phenomena, without any hint of compromise. The Council of Europe remains faithful to its original calling to uphold and protect human rights, which is just as vital today as it was when we started out. More...

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