25 mai 2017

Bringing the dream of an elite college to rural students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The first time Nyreke Peters met the new college adviser at his rural high school, he was skeptical. More...

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24 mai 2017

Scaling walls and building bridges in higher education

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Elite universities create walls to exclude disadvantaged communities by applying a decontextualised version of academic merit which assumes that all students regardless of social background have an equal chance to compete. More...

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16 avril 2017

China’s most elite university building next campus in England

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Peking University, often ranked as China’s top university, will soon welcome students to Foxcombe Hall, a 15-acre (6.15 hectare) estate located about 3 miles from Oxford University. More...

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13 avril 2017

Elite Higher Ed: A Bad Example for Good Leaders

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Writing in the New York Times, Susan Cain takes the class of elite higher education institutions to task for their “leadership” fetish when it comes to admissions. Read more...

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13 mars 2017

Elite colleges bet big on micro-degree programs

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Several colleges and universities are now offering micro degree programs in the hopes of attracting professionals interested in career development while selling full graduate degree programs in the process, NPR reported yesterday. More...

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08 janvier 2017

Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A major increase in international enrollment in recent years has intensified the competition for entry to America’s top private colleges and universities, as ever-growing numbers of applicants angle for the limited supply of seats. More...

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06 janvier 2017

Elite UK school caught in ‘cash-for-places’ scandal

By Beckie Smith. One of the UK’s most prestigious private schools, Stowe, has been swept up in a cash-for-places scandal after its registrar was filmed telling an undercover reporter that a six-figure donation could help to secure a place for the children of wealthy overseas parents. More...

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29 décembre 2016

All universities are “excellent,” but some more than others: the rise of elite associations

By Hedda. Universities have been forming associations for more than a century now. Among some of the oldest examples of such ventures are, for instance, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in the US, established as early as in 1899, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities (est. 1904), or the Association of Commonwealth Universities (1913). In principle, an association is established by two or more universities which have something in common, which could be either some specific characteristic, such as religious affiliation, ownership structure, or, perhaps, disciplinary focus; or, more often, a shared geographic, political, cultural or linguistic border. See more...

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08 décembre 2016

Elite universities in UK, China strive for stronger ties

By Natalie Marsh. The Russell Group of universities in the UK has signed an agreement with China 9, an association of nine top Chinese universities, to further educational collaboration between the two groups. More...

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05 décembre 2016

White students retain grip on elite universities

New research shows that white students are failing to keep pace with students from ethnic minorities at school – but are still keeping their grip on elite universities, writes Nick Morrison for Forbes. Read more...

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