20 avril 2018

Four new state universities to open

Government has approved the opening of four new state universities countrywide in a move expected to consolidate Zimbabwe’s position as one of the countries with the highest number of institutions of higher learning in the region and beyond, writes Martha Leboho Masvingo for The Herald. More...

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Elite universities in early admissions probe – Report

The United States Justice Department has sent letters to top universities as it probes whether some institutions violated antitrust laws by sharing information to aid in the enforcement of their early decision policies, according to news reports, writes John Bowden for The Hill. More...

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International education crucial for future of work

International education and overseas study experiences will play a critical role in helping students adapt and prepare for the future of work, according to experts at the recent Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Conference in Singapore, writes Anton Crace for The PIE News. More...

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Corruption rife at Nigerian universities – Report

A recent report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has uncovered corruption in many of Nigeria’s higher education institutions, highlighting collusion among staff, students and other stakeholders, writes Iyabo Lawal for The Guardian. More...

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Alberta college presidents to get a pay cut

Presidents at Alberta’s colleges and universities are getting a pay cut. Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt announced last week that Alberta is bringing in a pay grid for the 20 leaders of its post-secondary institutions, to be fully in effect two years from now, writes Dean Bennett for The Canadian Press. More...

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University think tank to close as Seoul pulls funding

The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies – the only think tank in Washington DC devoted to Korean Peninsula issues – will close next month after a dispute over funding and academic independence with the government in Seoul, writes Anna Fifield for The Washington Post. More...

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Government funding cuts anger top universities

Romania’s ministry of education has angered academics with a decision to cut funding for the country’s top universities, which have been increasingly critical of government policies in the past year, writes Ana Maria Luca for BIRN. More...

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Two more universities in basketball inducement probe

The University of Kansas and North Carolina State University have become embroiled in the college sport inducement scandal after federal prosecutors in New York elected to expand the case, which involves German sportswear manufacturer Adidas, reports Sport Business. More...

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Ministry announces greater regulation of private HEIs

Private higher education institutions in Togo, each of which currently awards its own qualifications, will in future have to teach the same curriculum and hold the same examinations under the control of the higher education ministry. More...

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Union leader blames brain drain on HE budget cuts

Tunisia is undergoing a severe brain drain partly as a result of budget cuts to the higher education and research sectors, according to Zied Ben Amor, coordinator of IJABA, the Union of Tunisian University Professors and Researchers. More...

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