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17 novembre 2017

Xi Jinping et le retour du rêve chinois de “grande renaissance nationale”

Plusieurs aspects doivent être soulignés. Tout d’abord, le 19ème congrès sera celui du sacre de Xi Jinping, son leader qui, depuis son accession au poste de secrétaire général du Parti communiste chinois en 2012, a progressivement concentré autour de lui plus de pouvoirs que tous ses prédécesseurs depuis Mao Zedong. Les hommes dont il s’entourera ont également leur importance : ils refléteront la prochaine génération de leaders , qui lui seront entièrement dévoués. Cet entourage incarnera une forme de signal sur sa volonté - ou non - d’engager de nouvelles réformes économiques. Plus...

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15 novembre 2017

Pakistan to pay for research chair at LSE

The London School of Economics and Political Science, or LSE, has welcomed the announcement by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that a ‘Jinnah Chair’ will be established under the auspices of the LSE South Asia Centre and it will be funded by the government of Pakistan, writes Murtaza Ali Shah for Geo.tv. More...

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Bid to root out radical Islam shines light on education

Last month, under prodding from the government, thousands of students across the nation made an anti-radicalism pledge. It followed an unprecedented gathering in late September of some 3,000 academics in Bali, who also pledged to fight extremism and defend the secular constitution. Illustrating how a politicised brand of Islam has gained traction, nearly 20% of high school and university students in Indonesia support the establishment of a caliphate, a recent survey showed. More...

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Why the world-class model doesn’t work for India

By V Santhakumar. Policy-makers in India and other developing countries want to create what they call ‘world-class’ universities. Most of the country’s universities suffer from a lack of adequate financial resources and effective academics and also from an undesirable bureaucracy. More...

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12 novembre 2017

Nepal: Students before profit (Advocate 24 03)

The Kathmandu valley is rapidly developing, sprawling out into the Himalayan foothills, but despite enormous population growth only two public schools have opened in the last ten years. Yet there are many more schools. Unfortunately, these are low-fee for-profit private schools, registered as company schools, and offering ‘one size fits all’ schooling to those that can pay and get to the schools. More...

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New Targets in China’s World-Class Universities Project

In January 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Education and Finance Ministries indicated three targets: to develop world -class universities and world -class disciplines by 2020, to have a number of universities and disciplines among the world’s best by 2030, and for China to become a higher education power by 2050. More...

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07 novembre 2017

New law creates investor buzz for universities

A new law which took effect in September and lets universities and high schools establish themselves as for-profits for the first time is generating a wave of investor interest in China’s higher education sector, writes Jiadi Yu for the Financial Times. More...

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State government plans to set up three new universities

In news that will be greeted with joy by thousands of students, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to set up three new universities – in Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan and Mardan – bringing to 28 the number of public sector universities in the province, writes Asad Zia for the The Express Tribune. More...

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Graduates become janitors in fiercely tough job market

By Aimee Chung. The job market for South Korean graduates is becoming tougher as a record number of students look for work. Earlier this year youth unemployment rose above 10% for the first time in almost two decades and stands at around 11% – three times the overall jobless rate, despite the country’s current high economic growth. More...

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Conflicted by China’s influence in our universities

By Jonathan Benney. The federal government is concerned about Chinese influence in Australia, particularly on universities. While we don’t know exactly how deep this influence runs, we do know quite a bit. More...

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