08 décembre 2013

Top university reveals admissions graft: official report

By Angela Meng. A degree from a top university is a passport to success in the mainland so it is no surprise corruption has been uncovered in the admissions department. Officials are being paid up to 1 million yuan for admissions to a top university in Beijing, the offical Xinhua new agency reported on Monday. The report came in the wake of a corruption case last week involving Beijing-based Renmin University. Cai Rongsheng, a senior Renmin University admissions official was detained in Shenzhen while trying to flee the country. Hu Juan, an executive dean at the school has been sacked and was also under investigation. More...

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Accounting for global university alliances

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Andrew Gunn. Global collaboration through networks, alliances and consortia is a growing feature of the higher education landscape. Some of these alliances are bilateral arrangements such as the Warwick-Monash partnership. This alliance, for example, was designed to establish both as ‘globally networked universities’. More...

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MOOCs as neocolonialism – Who controls knowledge?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Philip G Altbach. Massive open online courses – MOOCs – are the latest effort to harness information technology for higher education. The concept takes advantage of the significant advancements in technology that permit much more interactive pedagogy as well as more sophisticated delivery of content. More...

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Gaokao reform and international higher education

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Shuangmiao Han. China’s obsession with English is quite a unique phenomenon. According to the Ministry of Education, the total number of students studying overseas in 2012 was about four million. China is not only the country with the largest numbers of students studying abroad, but one of the few non-English-speaking countries that make English a compulsory subject throughout secondary school and a requisite for higher education. More...

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It is no use waiting for external salvation

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy William Patrick Leonard. As recently as the last decade, environmental concerns or the green campus dominated discussions about institutional sustainability in the public and private non-profit tertiary sectors in the United States. More...

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Increased international participation for Horizon 2020

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. International collaboration has been an important element in the European Commission’s research framework programmes, and work is ongoing to strengthen such cooperation significantly in the huge Horizon 2020 research initiative that kicks off in January 2014. More...

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First graduate university boosts higher education hub

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Lucy Hodges. Unusually for a Muslim country, Qatar has opened its door to Western-style institutions. In broadcasting, this has meant Al Jazeera. In higher education, it has meant the creation of Education City, which houses Hamad bin Khalifa University, or HBKU, a new all-graduate institution. More...

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Survey shows universities clinging to tradition

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Miriam Wells. The most comprehensive survey of Latin American universities ever undertaken has revealed an ongoing failure to adapt to the modern age, Mexico's director general of higher education has told a major regional tertiary education conference. More...

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First regional university association launched

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Miriam Wells. Latin American and Caribbean university rectors have come together to create the first region-wide higher education association, in what they say is a major step forward for regional identity in ways that go far beyond education. During a side meeting at the Alfa PUENTES Second Bi-Regional Conference in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, rectors from across south and central America presented their new organisation – the Association of University Rectors' Councils of Latin America and the Caribbean. More...

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Major progress, but HE struggles to internationalise

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Miriam Wells. An international higher education conference has underlined the major progress made in building links between universities in neighbouring countries in Latin America. But it also highlighted significant remaining challenges facing Latin American higher education if it wants to be truly integrated with tertiary institutions worldwide. More...

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