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8 juillet 2015

QS University Rankings: Latin America

QS University Rankings: Latin America
By Martin Ince . QS’s 2015 University Rankings for Latin America show that the region’s biggest and most populous country is also home to its top universities. Brazil’s University of Sao Paulo has come top in our fifth Latin American ranking, with Unicamp,...
15 mars 2015

Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues

Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation is responsible for national reporting of the research and development (R&D) activities that occur in all sectors of the United States economy. For most sectors,...
22 juin 2014

Common Core Goes to College – Obama Admin's New Rating System

Common Core Goes to College – Obama Admin's New Rating System
By Napp Nazworth. Despite strong opposition from College presidents, the Barack Obama administration is moving forward with a college rating system based upon a philosophy of education that bears a striking resemblance to the Common Core. According to...
14 juin 2014

Military service a gateway to higher education

Military service a gateway to higher education
By Alice C. Elwell. James Ryan is ready to take the first step toward his goal of becoming a brain surgeon. The 18-year-old Marine recruit will ship out Monday to Parris Island, S.C., for basic training, just eight days after graduating from Beverly High...
14 juin 2014

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt
By Josh Lederman. Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday, part of an election-year push by Democrats to paint Republicans as blocking common-sense...
13 juin 2014

Universities to take back control of digital resources

Universities to take back control of digital resources
By Jake New - eCampus . A new consortium called Unizen hopes to exert greater control and influence over digital education. Four large research universities have formed a new consortium in an attempt to wrestle some control of the digital learning landscape...
19 mai 2014

Universities, climate change mitigation and adaptation

Universities, climate change mitigation and adaptation
B y María Elena Hurtado. Each new report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, on the impact of global warming on Latin America jolts the region’s universities into action. Droughts in Amazonía, increased flooding in other areas of...
11 mai 2014

Obama’s Rating System: an International Perspective

Obama’s Rating System: an International Perspective
By Ellen Hazelkorn. As an observer of global university rankings, I’ve followed the debate about President Obama’s proposed college-ratings system with great interest—and growing incredulity. From a distance, the concerns about the plan are curious. While...
4 mai 2014

US branch campus abroad for American students

US branch campus abroad for American students
B y Wagdy Sawahel. In an effort to advance the internationalisation of higher education and create global citizens, the University of New England, or UNE, has opened a campus in Tangier, northern Morocco – the first American institution of higher education...
4 mai 2014

Report calls for reform in state's higher education master plan

Report calls for reform in state's higher education master plan
By Larry Gordon . California’s Master Plan for Higher Education is sorely inadequate for meeting the needs of students and employers here, according to educational researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Their report, to be issued Tuesday, criticized...
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