09 octobre 2018

Military claims universities in plot to oust president

The Communist Party of the Philippines is allegedly trying to brainwash and incite students in various Metro Manila colleges and universities to rebel against the government through film-showing activities that depict the dark years of martial law under the Marcos dictatorship, according to the military, writes Michael Punongbayan for The Philippine Star. More...

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China to help Africa with no political strings attached

Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie has said that China will continue helping Africa with no political strings attached to aid. Li said that no political strings includes non-interference in the internal affairs of those states. He was speaking in Lusaka during the 69th Chinese National Day, reports the Lusaka Times. More...

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One-third of Brazilian universities deemed irregular

One in three universities in Brazil does not meet the legal requirements to be considered a ‘university’. According to the Brazilian constitution, private or public universities must have academic programmes, continuing studies offerings and scientific research – activities that rely on full-time faculty and solid graduate programmes, write Dante Ferrasoli and Estêvão Gamba for Folha De SPaulo. More...

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‘Replace British attire with Indian dress’ – Minister

India’s Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has appealed to universities across the country to replace their "British-inspired" convocation attire with traditional Indian clothes as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, reports the Press Trust of India. More...

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Towards a sustainable knowledge distribution system

By Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit. We have found the dialogue with colleagues in recent issues of University World News both stimulating and useful. But it has not been a debate in the sense that it identified fundamentally different perspectives – rather, different topics have been discussed. More...

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The shifting paradigm of higher education

By Patrick Blessinger, Shai Reshef and Enakshi Sengupta. The word paradigm comes from the Greek meaning framework or example. Thus, broadly defined, a paradigm is a related set of concepts and practices (that is, a mode of inquiry together with the related theories, principles, models, taxonomies, methods, rules and assumptions) that define and provide the example of or the framework for a given knowledge domain (science, humanities, art) and discipline and field. More...

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The consolidation of Chinese private higher education

By Kai Yu. Higher education as an industry is facing unprecedented worldwide challenges due to an increase in competition and the need for greater efficiency. In China, the private sector in higher education is witnessing a trend of convergence by acquisitions – private educational groups acquiring other private institutions. More...

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Does the university system encourage dishonesty?

By Igor Chirikov and Evgeniia Shmeleva. One of the biggest challenges for the Russian higher education system is to combat academic dishonesty among students. In 2014, almost half of the students at Russia’s most selective universities indicated that they cheated in exams. Furthermore, international comparative studies show that Russian students are more tolerant of academic dishonesty than students from other countries. More...

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Why Putin’s 5-100 project is doomed to fail

By Ararat Osipian. In 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a highly ambitious Russian academic excellence project, known as the 5-100 Project. It aimed at getting at least five Russian universities into the top 100 in world university rankings by 2020. More...

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Lawyers and students share unhealthy weight concerns

By Geoff Maslen. An obsession with their body weight and shape could be contributing to elevated stress levels among the nation’s lawyers and law students. Researchers from Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia found both groups were far more concerned than the typical Australian about their weight and shape. More...

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