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14 février 2018

Two top universities divest from fossil fuels

The University of Edinburgh and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London have separately announced they will both have fully divested from fossil fuels within three years, following up on previous climate action pledges made by the two institutions, writes Michael Holder for BusinessGreenMore...

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13 février 2018

Fall in number of international students

Applications by international graduates to study in the United States have fallen for the first time in more than a decade, according to new data from the Council of Graduate Schools. In another first for the last 10 years, the number of new graduates joining US universities from overseas has also fallen, writes Rebecca Trager for Chemistry WorldMore...

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International UG applications break 100,000 barrier

By Brendan O’Malley. Universities in the United Kingdom have seen a jump in undergraduate applications from European Union countries and a sharper spike in non-EU applications for places in 2018, bringing applications by international students to more than 100,000 for the first time, according to the latest figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for applications ahead of the January deadline for courses starting this autumn. More...

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Can international scholarships lead to social change?

By Robin Marsh. International scholarships that enable promising young people from developing countries to study at top-rated universities have a long history going back to the early 20th century. They gained momentum after World War II, with the needs of newly independent states to increase their nation-building capacities across all sectors and disciplines. More...

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US academics not exempted from travel ban to Pyongyang

By Yojana Sharma. No special exemptions have been given so far for academics who are United States citizens to teach at the private Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), which has been hard hit by the US ban on travel to North Korea in the wake of the death of US student Otto Warmbier last year. More...

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Macron’s visit produces a range of HE agreements

France and Senegal have signed three agreements supporting higher education and research during the visit to Dakar of the French delegation headed by President Emmanuel Macron for this month’s Global Partnership for Education conference. More...

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“Chateaubriand” 2018-2019 fellowships

The Academic and Scientific Cooperation Office of the French Embassy in Israel aims to promote and stimulate the exchange of knowledge and know-how between France and Israel.
It focuses on active intervention in 3 areas: scientific and academic cooperation support, centralization and dissemination of scientific information in both countries [through Electronic Bulletin and our Newsletter in Hebrew or in French ]  and organization of scientific events.
The  2018-2019 CALL for PROPOSALS will be OPEN on FEBRUARY the 15th 2018.
Dear students, dear scientists, we are really glad to present our website entirely dedicated to you, our future fellows. This website has been developed carefully to help and assist you with the application process. We are confident that this website will also facilitate interactions with our team.
Do not hesitate to send us your comments, suggestions or improvements in our contact page.
For more information in Hebrew about fellowships, please click on the following links: Chateaubriand.
For information regarding other fellowships and/or studies in France, please contact Mrs. Esther Levy at 03-7968035 or by mail at e.levy@ambfr-il.org, who is in charge of Campus France at the French Embassy. More...

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09 février 2018

Rise in intergovernmental involvement in HE

By Mary Beth Marklein. There has long been a tension between government expectations for its universities and the goals and mission of a country’s institutions of higher education. And universities have long clung to the idyllic notion that the pursuit of knowledge – the truth – knows no political boundaries. More...

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The global education imperative: Building bridges

By Allan E Goodman. For over a millennium now, the New World has inspired global imperatives. Explorers, warriors, priests and emperors have headed in our direction. For more than a hundred years, educators have joined their company as a way of mastering the future. In return, the women and men of the Americas have reminded us all that we need to first be clearer about what we teach in the present. More...

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Sweden extends partnership with flagship university

By Rodrigue Rwirahira. A successful 16-year partnership between the University of Rwanda and several Swedish tertiary institutions, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, has been extended for another five years. More...

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