08 décembre 2013

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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Euro-Mediterranean student mobility initiative

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. Five North African countries – Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia – along with 38 European and Mediterranean states will benefit from a new framework initiative to promote student mobility across the region. The first working meeting towards elaborating on a Euro-Mediterranean student mobility framework initiative took place on 27 November at the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, or UfM, in Barcelona, Spain. More...

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The Conversation spreads its academic words

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. After opening its first international offshoot at London’s City University in May, the Australian-based online academic newsletter, The Conversation, is planning to open in other, as yet unnamed, countries – while its monthly unique visitor numbers at home have tripled over the past year to 1.4 million, with 400,000 readers outside Australia. Andrew Jaspan, the founding editor and chief executive, said at the time of the UK launch that 13 British universities had agreed to back the project, along with the Wellcome Trust, the Nuffield Foundation and the higher education funding councils for England, Wales and Scotland. More...

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Scrutiny of universities targets more for closure

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Hiep Pham. Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training, or MOET, could revoke the licences of at least two universities in the wake of a recent evaluation by the Hanoi People’s Committee, which inspected 20 higher education institutions operating in the Hanoi region and recommended that two of them be shut. More...

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PISA scores show Asia topping the results

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. If PISA founder Andreas Schleicher had his way, the Programme for International Student Assessment would extend to higher education as well. Until then, the three-yearly tests, and their much-awaited scores, will be limited to high schools around the world.
The latest results, released on 3 December by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, took participating countries by surprise yet again, and unleashed a flurry of reaction. More...

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Visa 'reforms' will hit universities, UK think-tank warns

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. A report from an influential, left-leaning British think-tank has accused the government of getting its migration policy wrong by focusing on controls on international students, and warns that it risks damaging the long-term interests of UK higher education. The report, Britain Wants You!, exposes tensions between government departments. More...

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Labor and Greens block $2.3 billion in university cuts

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. Australia's former Labor prime minister Julia Gillard created a storm of outrage across the university sector last April when she announced that spending on higher education would be slashed by A$2.3 billion, equivalent at the time to a cut of US$2.5 billion.
But this week, with Labor now in opposition and Gillard and many of her colleagues no longer in parliament, the new Labor leader Bill Shorten said the party would not back the conservative government’s plan to adopt the spending cuts. More...

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Universities worldwide pay tribute to Nelson

By Mandela Munyaradzi Makoni and Karen MacGregor. Following his death at the age of 95 last Thursday, tributes from universities around the world have poured in for Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s great leader, Nobel peace prize laureate and global icon embodied humanity and humility, tolerance and forgiveness – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission launched during his presidency has been studied the world over as a model for post-conflict societies. More...

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China tops first BRICS and emerging economies ranking

By Karen MacGregor. China has dominated the first BRICS and emerging economies ranking published by Times Higher Education, or THE, taking 23 slots in the top 100 universities followed by Taiwan with 21. Peking and Tsinghua universities came first and second, and the University of Cape Town third. India claimed 10 institutions in the top 100 – including six Indian institutes of technology – and Turkey seven, South Africa and Thailand five each, and Brazil and Poland four each in the THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014More...

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