19 mars 2018

Cash crunch – Universities struggle to stay afloat

During a meeting with the Senate Education Committee it emerged that with the decline in the number of self-sponsored students and the introduction since last year of funding of universities based on courses offered, most of the public higher education institutions are struggling to remain afloat, writes Ouma Wanzala for Daily Nation. More...

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Soros-funded university plans Vienna campus

The Central European University, which has been involved in a spat with the Hungarian government, said last week that it was in negotiations to open a campus in Vienna, writes Maxime Schlee for Politico. More...

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New law gives state control over public universities

Despite continued protests by opposition parties, the Sindh government passed a law on 9 March to transfer control of public universities and degree-awarding institutions from the governor to the chief minister, writes Hafeez Tunio for The Express Tribune. More...

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Graduate sues university over ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree

A graduate wants her £60,000 (US$84,000) back from her old university after accusing it of running a course she branded as "Mickey Mouse", writes Jimmy Nsubuga for Metro UK. More...

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Japan struggling to keep ahead in digital era research

By Suvendrini Kakuchi. Japan is to boost research funding for artificial intelligence and automation technologies this year as it struggles to maintain its global scientific research competitiveness. Though still a leading research nation, experts say bold reform measures and fresh policies are needed if Japan is to keep pace as China has emerged as a strong presence in Asia in recent years. More...

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Are campus free speech and inclusion incompatible?

By Grace Karram Stephenson. After almost two years of controversy, Canadian universities are still simmering in the debate between free speech and inclusivity. Is academic freedom a platform to share any controversial ideas that come to light or must professors cushion their opinions to make class a safer place for diverse students. More...

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Stephen Hawking – The laid-back genius with a sharp wit

By Martin Rees. Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead of me in his studies, who was unsteady on his feet and spoke with great difficulty. This was Stephen Hawking. He had recently been diagnosed with a degenerative disease, and it was thought that he might not survive long enough even to finish his PhD. But he lived to the age of 76, passing away on 14 March 2018. More...

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A roadmap to higher education reform via autonomy

By Serhiy Kvit. The quality of Ukrainian higher education and its academic integrity depends on the implementation of university autonomy. That autonomy is a central feature of the Roadmap to Higher Education Reform published last week and developed with leading national experts in response to the OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017 report. More...

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A healthy circulation of talent mobility boosts quality

By Huey-Jen Jenny Su. When we talk about talent flow, the term brain drain often comes to mind. The term originated in the 1950s and came about as a result of the large influx of immigrants to the United States. As technology brings the world closer and collapses geographical distance between countries, the term ‘brain drain’ or the more neutral ‘highly-skilled migration flow’ is becoming an ever more critical issue in education, politics, economics and national development. More...

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Higher education should be funded as a public good

By Simon Marginson. The zero-sum trade-off between public good and private good is a key aspect of the present English policy approach to higher education. It is one of the many things wrong with the English system model, with its obsession with austerity in spending, fake economic markets and controlling education and its users by sending all into competition with all. More...

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