20 février 2014

Universities cry out about ministry’s requirements on teaching staff

By Mai Thanh. Universities complain that the requirement by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) on having one PhD and three masters for every training major is unfeasible in the Vietnamese conditions. MOET has forced universities to stop 207 training majors because the schools do not satisfy the requirements on teaching staff.
The schools, while admitting the lack of lecturers, have replied that there is no way to obtain enough lecturers as requested. According to Nguyen Dinh Luan, President of the Hanoi University, MOET has told the school to stop training students majoring in Portuguese, Italian languages, accountancy and Vietnamese culture. More...

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University councils to downsize

3 News - News from New ZealandBy Sarah Robson. The Government's decided to go ahead with plans to make university councils smaller and remove the requirement to have staff and student representatives on them. Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says the changes will modernise councils and allow them to react quickly and more strategically. The current limit of between 12 and 20 members will be reduced to between 12 and eight, and specific representative requirements will be removed, making council membership more flexible. Mr Joyce says it'll be up to universities to decide whether they include student representatives on their councils. Read more...

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North Korean Crackdown on Private Education Overlooks Real Issue

http://www.rfa.org/rfa_resources/footerlogoaddress.pngA commentary by Andrei Lankov. Private education began booming in North Korea some 10 years ago and has led the country’s elite, foreign currency earners, and even jangmadang (local market) merchants to pay to educate their children. Music, computers, and foreign languages such as English have been the most popular courses, but other private courses are offered as well.
Over this period, private tutors have earned good money helping their students earn good grades, but it is unclear whether such private education can continue. The North Korean authorities are reportedly conducting heavy crackdowns against providers and receivers of private education. More...

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19 février 2014

An unsustainable education model

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Ranjit Goswami. In India, it has suddenly become fashionable to talk about the poor global rankings of higher education institutions. In the three widely referred to global university rankings of 2013 – those of Shanghai, QS and Times Higher Education – India had no institution among the top 200. Only one Indian institute figured in the Shanghai ranking’s top 500 and just five were among the top 400 in both the QS and THE rankings. More...

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Rising unemployment – Are there too many graduates?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Yojana Sharma. Fast growing East Asian economies have rapidly increased the numbers of students attending university in recent years. Now the pool of unemployed graduates is rising to worrying levels in the region generally – and even in some high-growth economies. Of particular concern is whether high graduate unemployment is a temporary blip or reflects a chronic oversupply of graduates, even as many employers say they cannot find people with the right skills. More...

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Private universities may ‘bypass’ professional bodies

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Dinesh De Alwis. A decision by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Higher Education to allow private universities to offer degrees, including medical qualifications, without seeking the approval of professional bodies has sparked a row with major professional groups. Doctors, lecturers, students, trade unions and bodies including the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Government Medical Officers’ Association and the Sri Lanka Medical Council, or SLMC, have called on the ministry to withdraw the official gazette notification issued last week. More...

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The 2014 Taiwan Scholarship opens for Malaysian students

Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.The 2014 Taiwan Scholarship and the Higher Education Scholarship Program are now open for Malaysian students who wish to pursue their higher education in Taiwan.
The main goal of the Taiwan Scholarship is to attract more talented foreign students to Taiwan for academic degrees, and at the same time to create opportunities for educational and cultural exchanges between Taiwanese students and international students. The deadline for the Taiwan Scholarship application is March 31. More...

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16 février 2014

OER Asia Symposium: Beyond Advocacy, Research and Policy

International Council for Open and Distance EducationOER Asia is an Asian Forum to share information, views and opinion, research studies and knowledge resources in addition to guidelines and toolkits on good practices on and about Open Education Resources in the Asian Region. Based at ICDE member institution, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia, OER Asia is planning its 2nd Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources.
The Symposium will be held 24-27 June in Penang, Malaysia. First announcement. OER Asia website. More...

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NTEU Submission to the AHRC Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

By Terri Macdonald. On 22 June 2013, the Attorney-General’s Department asked the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct a national review on the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination in relation to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave.
The significant number of complaints received by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Fair Work Australia indicate that discrimination against pregnant employees and against men and women returning to work after taking parental leave continues to be a problem in Australian workplaces. More...

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14 février 2014

Hundreds of Australian Students to Embark on Studies in Indo-Pacific Region Under New Colombo Plan

More than 300 undergraduate students from 24 universities across Australia will soon set off to study abroad in the Indo-Pacific region under the Australian government’s A$100 million ($90 million) New Colombo Plan.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Education Minister Christopher Pyne and parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Brett Mason announced Wednesday that 24 universities have been successful in their applications for New Colombo Plan mobility grants to support students commencing study programs in semester 1, 2014. More...

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