10 juillet 2018

Taipei universities face dormitory beds crisis

A preliminary survey showed that public and private university dormitories in Taipei are short of 14,772 beds, the Taipei City Government said last week, adding that it plans to use government-owned buildings to supply 4,223 beds over the next five years, writes Lee I-chia for Taipei Times. More...

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Trump scraps Obama-era affirmative action guidelines

The Trump administration has scrapped Obama-era policies promoting diversity in universities known as affirmative action. United States President Donald Trump’s decision has been viewed as an indicator that the federal government may soon challenge Harvard University’s admissions practices and nudge other universities to shelve race-orientated policies, writes Maya Oppenheim for the Independent. More...

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Photo exhibition on slavery and American universities

Many American universities, like the country, have economic and historic links to slavery – a photography exhibition on James Collins Johnson is part of a greater initiative at Princeton University to investigate and give visibility to the university’s ties to slavery, writes Allison Meier for Hyperallergic. More...

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Ministry sets up task force on campus radicalisation

By Ria Nurdiani. A new joint task force has been set by Indonesia’s Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education and the country’s National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) to develop guidelines to combat Islamic radicalism which appears to be gaining wider support on campuses. More...

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The digital revolution in cheating has already begun

By Brendan O’Malley. Being told we live in the age of the Internet of Things where our gadgets are all interconnected at first seemed like something to celebrate, a digital revolution in convenience allowing us to turn on the heating at home before leaving the office, or ask Alexa to play us our favourite song and on will come Nessun Dorma. More...

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Urgent need to address ethics of artificial intelligence

By Yojana Sharma. Students and researchers must be better prepared to deal with ethical issues in the use of big data, robotics and artificial intelligence so that research and applications are not used for nefarious purposes, including weapons of war, a conference of Pacific Rim university presidents heard recently in Taipei, Taiwan. More...

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The new dynamics in international student circulation

By Hans de Wit. Over the past 10 years, the dynamics of international student mobility have intensified and become more diverse and complex due to political, educational, social, cultural and economic reasons. Travel bans, Brexit, immigration flows, nationalism and populism, and also rankings and concerns about costs have become key factors in international student mobility. More...

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TNE in HE is about collaboration, not neo-colonialism

By Robert Coelen. Peter De Costa's article “A better way forward for transnational higher education” raises issues around transnational education (TNE) that my university does not support at any of its four international presences which include fully fledged independent campuses as well as a substantial presence on the campuses of a foreign partner. More...

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Replacing the UGC won’t solve India’s problems

By Harivansh Chaturvedi. The decade-long uncertainty about the future of the University Grants Commission (UGC) may soon end. The Human Resource Development Ministry has released a draft bill to dissolve the UGC and set up the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) in its place. More...

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Chinese HE’s contribution to the global common good

By Lin Tian and Nian Cai Liu. Factors such as privatisation and marketisation have tended to detract from the ‘public side’ of higher education in recent years, meaning the idea of higher education as a public good has been challenged in many countries. As researchers focusing on public good(s) and higher education, we have conducted the first empirical study on this theme in China and hope this research will make some contributions to knowledge at an international level. More...

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