06 janvier 2017

Elite UK school caught in ‘cash-for-places’ scandal

By Beckie Smith. One of the UK’s most prestigious private schools, Stowe, has been swept up in a cash-for-places scandal after its registrar was filmed telling an undercover reporter that a six-figure donation could help to secure a place for the children of wealthy overseas parents. More...

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29 décembre 2016

All universities are “excellent,” but some more than others: the rise of elite associations

By Hedda. Universities have been forming associations for more than a century now. Among some of the oldest examples of such ventures are, for instance, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in the US, established as early as in 1899, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities (est. 1904), or the Association of Commonwealth Universities (1913). In principle, an association is established by two or more universities which have something in common, which could be either some specific characteristic, such as religious affiliation, ownership structure, or, perhaps, disciplinary focus; or, more often, a shared geographic, political, cultural or linguistic border. See more...

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08 décembre 2016

Elite universities in UK, China strive for stronger ties

By Natalie Marsh. The Russell Group of universities in the UK has signed an agreement with China 9, an association of nine top Chinese universities, to further educational collaboration between the two groups. More...

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05 décembre 2016

White students retain grip on elite universities

New research shows that white students are failing to keep pace with students from ethnic minorities at school – but are still keeping their grip on elite universities, writes Nick Morrison for Forbes. Read more...

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11 novembre 2016

Attending a Lesser-Known Graduate School

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy DeWitt Scott. Those of us who research, work, and study in higher education know better than anyone else how elitist and hierarchical higher education can be. Read more...

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27 septembre 2016

Elite Business Schools Are Betting On Virtual And Augmented Reality

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The world’s elite business schools are pouring resources into virtual and augmented reality, as they place bets on the next big innovation in online learning. More...

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06 septembre 2016

US-Eliteuni will für Verkauf von Sklaven sühnen

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Die US-Universität Georgetown mischte vor knapp 200 Jahren beim Sklavenhandel mit - und will das jetzt wiedergutmachen. Die Nachfahren der Sklaven sollen leichter einen Studienplatz erhalten.
Die Nachkommen früherer Sklaven sollen an der renommierten Universität Georgetown in der US-Hauptstadt Washington bei der Zulassung für einen Studienplatz künftig bevorzugt werden. Das teilte der Präsident der Hochschule, John DeGioia, mit. Die Regel gilt für Nachfahren bestimmter Familien, die als Sklaven ausgebeutet wurden - und zwar von der Uni. Mehr...

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30 août 2016

Dalhousie University defends fronting money to 'Nova Scotia's elite'

cbc masthead logoBy Angela MacIvor. As Dalhousie University boasts about helping Nova Scotia business leaders get into a prestigious program in Boston, the Official Opposition says it's students who are footing the bill. More...

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15 juillet 2016

Elite universities break away by calling for cap on student places

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Matthew Knott. The nation's elite Group of Eight universities have proposed that the federal government reintroduce limits on how many students each university can enrol, a suggestion slammed by other vice-chancellors as "cancerous" and "selfish". More...

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05 juillet 2016

La reproduction des élites ou le destin au berceau

Orientation Pays de la LoireEn 2013, le sociologue Camille Peugny publiait « Le destin au berceau », démontrant la persistance, en France, d’une société de classes et la quasi inexistence de la mobilité sociale.
Le 14 juin 2016, il était l’invité du Téléphone sonne sur France inter, avec Anne-Lucie Wack, présidente de la Conférence des grandes écoles. Voir l'article...

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