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13 juillet 2017

Israeli Proposal Would Bar Political Views in Class

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Academic leaders in Israel are objecting to a proposed ethical code that would prohibit professors from expressing political opinions in the classroom. The proposed code also would forbid professors from supporting the academic boycott of Israel, bar collaborations with politically affiliated organizations and require universities to establish units charged with monitoring political activity and enforcing the code. More...

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12 juillet 2017

Cabinet approves university and subject ranking system

Ministers have approved the drafting of a by-law to establish a ranking system linked to specific criteria, including scientific research and publications, the number of faculty members and enrolled students, in addition to the ratio of foreign students to the total number of students, among others, according to Higher Education Minister Adel Tweisi, writes Laila Azzeh for The Jordan Times. More...

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Student claims university censored her political thesis

A PhD student in Algeria says her university is withholding her degree because of objections to the political content of her thesis, writes Ahmed Rouaba for the BBC. More...

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Universities start rebuilding in post-Islamic State era

As the Iraqi-led coalition reclaims territory from the Islamic State, some of Iraq’s 10 shuttered universities are showing signs of recovery as teachers and students volunteer or raise money to reconstruct their campuses, and government officials prepare Iraqi higher education for the post-Islamic State era, writes Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al-Fanar Media. More...

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Engineering union to introduce test for graduates

By Ashraf Khaled. Egypt’s engineering union is planning to introduce licensing tests for graduates in an effort to boost professional standards and curb the number of engineers attending private engineering schools, amid complaints about the quality of graduates. More...

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10 juillet 2017

Academics condemn violence after lecturer’s murder

The murder of university teacher Bachir Sarhane Karaoui has led to calls from academics for universities to be protected and for the government to restore stability. More...

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Raft of measures aimed at improving scientific research

By Laeed Zaghlami. Growing concern over the quality of higher education in Algeria has prompted the new government to adopt a series of measures aimed at improving the national higher education system and enhancing scientific research. More...

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07 juillet 2017

Researchers probe the roots of youth radicalisation

The ministry of higher education and scientific research has allocated TND2.5 million (US$1 million) over four years to support academic efforts to better understand the roots of radicalisation in young people, and how to combat it. Four research projects have been selected for support under the initiative – one in the humanities and social sciences, and three in engineering and technology, writes Khaoula Sliti for Al-Fanar. More...

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West Bank settlement university to double in size

Ariel University is to double in size within the next five years, according to a plan now being promoted by Education Minister Naftali Bennett. Ten or 12 new buildings are to be added for new faculties in research and teaching at the university, located in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, in occupied Palestinian territory, as well as a new medical school, to be named after US billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam, write Lior Dattel and Ronny Linder-Ganz for Haaretz. More...

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21 juin 2017

Minister defends bid to ban politics in universities

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and a university professor he commissioned to write a code of ethics that would prevent academics from expressing political opinions, both defended the controversial document from harsh criticism, writes Stuart Winer for The Times of Israel. Read more...

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