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22 janvier 2018

‘Smart nation’ concept fuels the rise of Singapore’s research universities

By Brendan O'Malley – Managing Editor. In Features, Yojana Sharma interviews the outgoing president of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University Bertil Andersson who tells the story of the impressive transformation of Singapore into a globally competitive research nation.
   Also in Features, Wagdy Sawahel reports on the soft power rivalry playing out in the Middle East, with regional experts saying Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran are building Islamic universities in Afghanistan in order to expand their ideological, cultural and political spheres of influence.
   In Commentary, Philip Warwick cautions university students and staff not to lose sight of the importance of human contact, dialogue and a sense of community in the rush to keep up with digital technology and being ‘connected’. Stig Arne Skjerven and Einar Meier hail the decision to continue work on UNESCO’s global recognition convention for academic mobility and outline the benefits such a convention will bring. Anne Corbett and Claire Gordon warn that, while the immediate Brexit deadlock has been broken, the next stage of negotiations opens with at least two clouds on the horizon for UK higher education and research.
   With many international branch campuses facing questions about their sustainability, Christine Lee outlines her research on the perceptions of students at such branch campuses regarding their future employability. And Simon Ngalomba writes about the benefits for agenda-setting of greater equality and reciprocity in China-Africa higher education collaborations.
   Given the scale of the global refugee problem, Patrick Blessinger and Enakshi Sengupta in our World Blog encourage colleges and universities to continue the good work of helping more refugees access higher education.
   In part two of a Special Report on the New Nationalism and Universities conference held at the University of California, Berkeley in the United States in November, for which University World News was the media partner, we highlight how the rise of nationalism is affecting higher education in the United States, whether China will seek to impose its values as it expands higher education cooperation along the New Silk Road, and how illiberal regimes are impacting on academic freedom in Hungary and Turkey. More...

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Asian universities push for ethical standards as the race to develop AI hots up

By Brendan O'Malley – Managing Editor. In Features, Yojana Sharma says universities in China and elsewhere in Asia are belatedly joining global alliances to promote ethical practices in artificial intelligence or AI, as these countries invest heavily in research and development in the race for AI.
   Also in Features, Jan Petter Myklebust reports on a heated debate ignited when a Swedish lecturer blogged that the policy requirement that 40% of recommended literature should be women authors made it difficult to run a university course on fascism and totalitarianism. And Wagdy Sawahel looks at the growing incidence of violent physical assaults by university students on academic staff in Algeria and its impact on universities.
   In Commentary, Simon Marginson argues the case for liberal arts and science university education to be scaled up and says the ideal structure is for liberal arts and science first degrees to operate as foundational to professional programmes. Deren Temel says Japanese universities are not adequately preparing international students for success in Japanese society despite high demand for international hires, focusing in particular on Vietnamese students. And Ross VeLure Roholt, Jennifer Catalano, Robert Hollister and Alexander Fink urge universities and funders to explore the concept of ‘transformative entrepreneurship’ as this disruptive approach has much to teach higher education.
   In our World Blog, Budd L Hall and Rajesh Tandon explain why more community-based participatory researchers are needed to help achieve the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
   In Student View, Makomborero Haruzivishe says students in Zimbabwe should not celebrate prematurely because of the resignation of President Robert Mugabe as much change is needed in higher education. And Helge Schwitters of the European Students’ Union warns that students need to be included in the current EU discussions on deeper cooperation and mobility in higher education.
   We ask readers to consider the new University World News partnership programme for universities and higher education organisations wishing to raise their profile internationally and connect with a key audience of university leaders, academics, administrators and policy-makers. More...

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16 janvier 2018

Pendidikan trans-ASEAN mengajak mahasiswa mengalami wawasan regional yang sesungguhnya

The ConversationRencananya adalah meningkatkan kualitas sumber daya manusia dan membentuk identitas regional, sambil menyumbang pada pertumbuhan ekonomi. Dari sekian banyak rencana aksi yang disusun pada ASEAN Summit ke-14 di Cha-Am Hua-in pada 2009, regionalisasi pendidikan tinggi mendapat tempat penting dalam agendanya. More...

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Trans-ASEAN education can play a role in building a regional community

The ConversationAs the celebration for last year’s 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wanes, ASEAN now face the tasks to realise the ambitious vision of an integrated socio-cultural, economic and political community. Education is one of the sectors identified as having a pivotal role in this community building process. More...

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06 janvier 2018

Explainer: the seasonal ‘calendars’ of Indigenous Australia

The ConversationOn Wangkumarra land, in the corner-country near the borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, stands an ancient stone arrangement. It has been placed to the side of a huge complex, rivalling Stonehenge, featuring megaliths polished, carved and placed to balance precariously on each other. More...

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Campus Dining and the Rise of the National University of Singapore

HomeBy Jack Grove for Times Higher Education. University dining halls do not normally inspire awe and wonder, but the National University of Singapore’s dining halls are a bit different. More...

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Technology can bridge the gap in India’s Broken education system, Toppr CEO Blog. Many of these ed-tech startups are not just focused on building a successful business, but are trying to address a serious problem that has been fundamental to the progress of our nation. Power technology startups, such as Toppr, are trying to bridge the gaps in our broken public education system, as India is ranked 92 in education among 145 countries, according to Legatum Prosperity Index. More...

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02 janvier 2018

Hiruk pikuk ‘bahaya’ komunis: sampai kapan?

The ConversationDi ruang publik “komunisme” menjadi topik yang super meriah. Nyaris tak ada topik lain yang lebih dibahas dalam tiga generasi paling mutakhir. Mungkin yang mengungguli popularitasnya hanya topik keagamaan, khususnya Islam. More...

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21 décembre 2017

Improving education inclusion for disabled people in Indonesia

The ConversationDecember 3 has become a day of action and celebration for furthering the rights of people with disabilities around the world. An Indonesia-Australia collaboration has looked into whether Indonesian schools, including Islamic institutions, open their doors to disabled people. More...

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How Australia can help reform higher education in India

The ConversationThe Indian higher education system faces stiff challenges. Australians may not imagine they’re well placed to help. But there are opportunities for exciting collaboration between Australia and India in reforming higher education. More...

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