22 octobre 2017

Time to level our elitist playing field

The Guardian homeYour report (Revealed: Britain’s most powerful elite is 97% white, 25 September) on the low representation of black and ethnic minority groups among Britain’s most powerful people omits public appointments, where the picture is slightly more positive. More...

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Andrew Adonis and an elitist attitude towards former polytechnics

The Guardian homeLord Adonis (Strip former polytechnics of university status, says ex-minister, 11 October) shows a staggering ignorance of the status and quality of many of those institutions. More...

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21 octobre 2017

Teachers in elite universities not feeling benefit of £9k tuition fees

The Guardian homeUniversity teaching staff complain they are paid less than researchers and have inferior contracts, report shows. More...

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15 octobre 2017

Not So Open Doors

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name. More...

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21 septembre 2017

Government steps up funding for elite universities

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The Russian government is stepping up its funding of the 5-100 programme aimed at getting five universities into the global top 100 in international rankings, conceding that it has faced significant challenges due to underfunding and budget cuts. More...

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20 septembre 2017

Universities must fight ‘unfair’ claims of elitism

By Brendan O'Malley. Universities are facing a crisis of public confidence born of being “unfairly categorised as elite, aloof and detached from individuals, communities and day to day challenges”, according to Alistair Jarvis, the new chief executive of Universities UK, in his first public speech. More...

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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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