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18 septembre 2018

Chinese international students dominate student elections

Organised factions of Chinese international students are dominating elections at Australia's major universities, beating the established political parties at the same time as national authorities warn about foreign influence, writes Michael Koziol for The Sydney Morning Herald. More...

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Turkey to stop sending students to the US

Turkey is to stop sending students to the United States for postgraduate studies and limit the number it sends to European and Asian countries, Yeni Safak newspaper quoted Turkish Deputy Education Minister Mustafa Safran as saying, reports Ahval. More...

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17 septembre 2018

China seeks action against ‘secession talk’ on campus

By Yojana Sharma. China has renewed pressure on Hong Kong’s universities, making it clear that universities and education officials have not come down strongly enough at the start of the academic year against campus speeches that refer to Hong Kong independence from China. More...

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12 septembre 2018

Atout GRH - Cap International Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine aide les entreprises présentant une stratégie de développement à l’international et les entreprises ayant bénéficié de l’aide Pass’Export à consolider leurs marchés, se réorienter ou approcher de nouveaux marchés. Plus...

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10 septembre 2018

Arab-Chinese HE cooperation on the rise

By Wagdy Sawahel. The opening of the first Confucius Institute in Tunisia this year is the latest expression of China’s ongoing bid to expand its influence in higher education in Arab countries of the North African region. More...

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China ramps up support for African higher education

By Esther Nakkazi. China this week pledged to offer even more support to Africa for higher education and vocational training for development. More...

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China pledges more support, deepening its investment in African higher education

By Sharon Dell – Editor. In News, Esther Nakkazi reports on new plans by China, announced at last week’s Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, to provide more support for higher education and vocational training in Africa, and Wagdy Sawahel reports on the opening of a Confucius Institute in Tunisia as part of China’s growing educational influence in North African Arab countries.
   In Africa Features, Azzeddine Bensouiah reports on the pressure mounting on Algerian public higher education institutions to meet growing demand for quality higher education, while Stephen Coan interviews Professor Willem Fourie about a new book produced by the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Hub at the University of Pretoria in South Africa which highlights the disconnect between academic research and policy-making in the context of the SDGs.
   In Africa Analysis, Nazli Abrahams reveals how a partnership is helping to build the capacity of South African universities to tap into local donor funding – with some encouraging results; and in Student View a group of postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines at Rhodes University in South Africa discusses the ‘public good’ value of postgraduate education.
   The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its impact on higher education in South Africa is taken up in two articles this week – one by Sharon Dell who interviews Central University of Technology Vice-chancellor Professor Henk de Jager on his vision of a ‘model’ university of technology; and another by Edwin Naidu who writes about a range of initiatives through which universities are embracing the 4IR.
   In our World Blog, Patrick Blessinger, Enakshi Sengupta and Mandla Makhanya contend that higher education institutions have a critical role to play in driving sustainable development, which deals not only with environmental issues but also economic, social and cultural issues. More...

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07 septembre 2018

Far Away, So Close

Far Away, So Close
Events in Europe or Australia (say) have an impact on me because I have so many ties to people in those regions. More...

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27 août 2018

UK universities criticised for pursuit of Egyptian links

In a letter signed by more than 200 prominent academics, leading British universities have been accused of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses in Egypt, including unanswered questions about the abduction and murder of Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni, in pursuit of opening campuses under the country’s authoritarian regime, writes Ben Quinn for The Guardian. More...

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Russian trolls stoke public discord on vaccine science

By Brendan O'Malley. Social media ‘bots’ and Russian ‘trolls’ have promoted discord and spread “unverified and erroneous” information about vaccines on social media, disrupting science communication to the public and posing a threat to public health, according to new research led by the George Washington University in the United States. More...

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