BRICS, Brésil, Russie, Inde, Chine et Afrique du Sud

24 octobre 2018

BRICS Network University can boost 4IR hopes – Minister

By Edwin Naidu. In addition to the recent announcement that technical and vocational education and training would get a ZAR2.5 billion (US$176 million) boost to equip them with fourth industrial revolution (4IR) skills, Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor said she would soon be asking the National Treasury for more funding – and set up a ministerial committee – to ensure that South Africa did not lag behind in the 4IR race. More...

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21 octobre 2018

Speeding up economic catch-up in the BRIICS with better governance and more education

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgBy . Economic research has established that a large part of income disparities between poor and rich countries can be attributed to differences in governance and in the quantity and quality of human capital. In the latest long-run reference scenario published by the OECD, GDP per capita growth is relatively strong in the BRIICS in the coming decades, but living standards nevertheless remain less than half those of the United States in 2060, in part because of remaining gaps in governance and educational attainment. But the BRIICS can accelerate economic catch-up by improving these aspects of the economic environment, as demonstrated in an alternative scenario. More...

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24 août 2018

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here’s how

The ConversationThree years ago 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the world’s most ambitious set of development goals yet. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover everything from eradicating poverty to protecting biodiversity, building resilient infrastructure and fostering responsive institutions. More...

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21 juin 2018

BRICS academics proffer solutions to pressing issues

Academics from the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) bloc proposed some innovative solutions to the developing world’s most pressing problems when they met in Johannesburg, South Africa, under the aegis of the just-ended 10th BRICS Academic Forum, writes Mthulisi Sibanda for Caj News Africa. More...

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11 décembre 2017

BRICS Rankings: China Leads, South Africa Declines

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published the 2018 edition of its BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) university rankings.Chinese universities have a clear advantage. The top place is held by Tsinghua University for the fourth year in a row and there seven Chinese universities in the top ten. In India there has been a reshuffling among the top institutions. More...

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03 janvier 2017

BRICS need to capitalise on West’s turn to nationalism

By Bruno Morche. In the past few decades we have witnessed the growing importance of so-called ‘emerging’ countries on the world stage. A large group of countries that were traditionally described as ‘developing’ became known as ‘emerging countries’ or ‘emerging economies’. Read more...

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13 décembre 2016

Students prioritise culture, values in 21st century HE

By Stephen Coan. Asked what they required of a 21st century education, students placed an emphasis on culture and values and the need for human connection in a globalised, often de-personalised world. Read more...

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University leaders journey into ‘unimagined’ terrain

By Stephen Coan. University vice-chancellors from emerging economies are venturing cautiously into the possible collaborations offered by new, ‘unimagined’ international entities such as BRICS, the association of five emerging economies, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Read more...

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Why universities need to rethink their reason for being

By Stephen Coan. "Reimagining the world-class university” was the assignment for the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Universities Summit held at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, recently. Read more...

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05 décembre 2016

China leads but India rises in new university ranking

Chinese higher education institutions dominate the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017, published on Wednesday, taking six of the top 10 places, with Peking University coming top and Tsinghua University second. BRICS is the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Read more...

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