18 avril 2017

UK public does not want fewer international students

Nearly three-quarters – 73% – of the British public would like to see the same number or more international students coming to study in the United Kingdom, after discovering the contribution they make to the economy and the jobs they generate. More...

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Relying on women, not rewarding them

Women shoulder a disproportionately large workload at home in ways that might disadvantage them professionally. But are female professors also “taking care of the academic family” via disproportionate service loads? A new study says yes and adds to a growing body of research suggesting the same, writes Colleen Flaherty for Inside Higher Ed. More...

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Universities wary as parastatals start training schools

Universities and other tertiary institutions have warned government against duplicating their roles by establishing training institutions within parastatals to teach similar courses they are mandated to do as it wastes taxpayers' money, writes Patience Ahimbisibwe for The Monitor. More...

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Record numbers of graduates, but not all find jobs

A record-breaking 8 million students will graduate from Chinese universities in 2017. This figure is nearly 10 times higher than it was in 1997 and is more than double the number of students who will graduate this year in the United States, writes Katherine Stapleton for The Conversation. More...

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MOOCs are back and they are threatening universities

Australia’s largest education company, Navitas, says we are now near a tipping point where universities will be vulnerable to new technology because massive open online courses or MOOCs are now offering a more flexible and cheaper way to accumulate career building credentials, writes Tim Dodd for the Australian Financial Review. More...

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Universities lease campus land to Chinese schools

Looking to boost revenues and create a pipeline of future international students, some British Columbia universities are turning to a novel – and controversial – idea: letting Chinese companies open private high schools on their campuses, writes Douglas Quan for the Vancouver Sun. More...

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Telecommunication giant promises to connect universities

Nigerian multinational telecommunications company Globacom has promised to use its massive telecommunications infrastructure and international partnerships to deploy internet connectivity to institutions of higher learning in West Africa, writes Anikwe Sylvia for Vanguard. More...

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Minister presses for action on university recruitment

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar last week said vacancies of faculty members in central universities and Indian Institutes of Technology stood at 40%, reports Daily News and Analysis. More...

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New York approves tuition-free college for middle class

New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle-class students at both two- and four-year public colleges, writes Katie Lobosco for CNN Money. More...

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Students protest university law despite compromise

Thousands of Hungarian students marched on parliament late last Wednesday despite the government suggesting a compromise to keep open a university founded by United States financier George Soros, writes Marton Dunai for Reuters. More...

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