Informations internationales hors Europe
20 septembre 2017

Can bullying be stopped?

Education & Skills TodayThe latest PISA in Focus tells some basic facts about bullying. First, bullying is widespread. Second, all types of students – boys and girls, rich and poor – face some risk of being bullied. Third, bullying is strongly associated with low performance and psychological distress. Fourth, the quality of the school climate is related to the incidence of bullying at school. More...

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Canada offers US, UK academics security, not activism

By Grace Karram Stephenson. Over the past year, those in Canadian higher education have watched the political changes in the United States and Europe with mixed feelings. Institutions were optimistic when the number of applications from US students to some universities rose by more than 20%; but they were deeply concerned when some of their scholars were barred from the US due to the 'Muslim travel ban'. More...

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Recruitment of Vietnamese students limited by red tape

By Deren Temel. Between 1 and 4 July, social media channels across Vietnam were inundated with posts celebrating both Canada and the United States’ respective birthdays. With nearly 5,000 Vietnamese students studying in Canada, and more than 21,000 studying in the US, the social media streaming back to Vietnam on 4 July reached a much wider audience and emphasised the difference in Vietnamese nationals, particularly international students, living in each country. More...

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Evidence of Trump impact on international admissions

Since many international students would have started planning their application strategies before Election Day 2016, many experts think this coming admissions cycle may be more telling about the impact of a Trump administration, writes Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed. More...

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Supervising international research students

By Nita Temmerman. Communication and understanding are key in the international student-supervisor relationship, which is fundamental to the student’s ability to adjust to a new environment – and there is a lot of adjusting for students to do. More...

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Commonwealth consortium to offer youth work degree

By Christabel Ligami. An initiative aimed at improving access to certified courses in youth work has been launched by Commonwealth countries which will support 16 universities from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe to offer a low-cost, internationally recognised Commonwealth bachelor degree in youth development work. More...

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PUST stays open, but British Council suspends teaching

By Yojana Sharma. Despite new travel restrictions on United States passport-holders and the increased political tension around the Korean peninsula related to missile tests and military manoeuvres, the private Pyongyang University of Science and Technology or PUST, which teaches in English, commenced its academic year as planned last week, the university said in a statement. More...

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US travel ban will hit teaching at private university

By Yojana Sharma. A United States decision to ban all travel by US citizens to North Korea from September will affect Pyongyang’s only private university, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology or PUST in the North Korean capital, which employs a significant number of US citizens on its teaching staff. More...

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Emerging countries battle to bridge innovation gap with developed world

By Karen MacGregor. In Commentary, Anand Kulkarni finds a growing global innovation gap between developed and emerging economies, with the exception of China – though some middle-income countries are making real progress. Dean Hristov and Sonal Minocha look at the role of universities in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in China, and in meeting burgeoning demand for new kinds of skills.
Grace Karram Stephenson writes that in a politically fraught world, the movement of top academic talent to Canada is a long-term trend with long-term benefits, while Deren Temel calls on Canada to cut down on the bureaucracy and expense hampering growth in international student numbers from Vietnam.
   Roger Chao Jr reveals how Malaysian academics are working to position the country as a focal point for educational research in Southeast Asia and a contributor to the field globally. In World Blog, Margaret Andrews pays tribute to the late Alan Dundes of Berkeley, a professor of folklore who was the best teacher she ever had and embodied what higher education is all about.
   In one of two Special Reports, Geoff Maslen unpacks a global-first survey by the Australian Human Rights Commission that has exposed high levels of sexual assault and harassment in universities.
   In the second special, Munyaradzi Makoni reports on the launch in Tanzania of the Alliance for African Partnership, brainchild of Michigan State University, which will innovate research collaboration between African institutions and international universities to tackle global challenges. Penina Mlama argues for a more reflective approach to building partnerships in the arts and literature with Africa. More...

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Climate: Towards a just transition, with no stranded workers and no stranded communities

Ambitious action on climate is an imperative. The G20 leaders have a chance to reinforce the Paris Climate Agreement and raise ambition with concrete measures to ensure significant progress towards net zero economies and reap the benefits of investment now in jobs and economic growth. More...

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