07 septembre 2014

Cape Town’s Across Africa online postgraduate courses

By Kim Cloete. The University of Cape Town, or UCT, is sharpening its online learning strategy and is making moves to attract more students across Africa. The university has launched a series of postgraduate programmes that will bring together online education and face-to-face learning. Read more...

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Academics support ‘state of emergency’ in education

By Tunde Fatunde. Following the massive failure of students in ‘O’ level pre-university examinations, Nigeria’s influential daily newspaper The Guardian – in a rare front-page editorial – urged the authorities to declare a state of emergency in education. The vast majority of university lecturers supported the newspaper’s call. Read more...

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Quality Commission – ‘Crying wolf’ on lack of reform?

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Denmark’s Quality Commission, which is scheduled to deliver its final report in October, has published a ‘mid-term’ report addressing arguments raised against its recommendations for structural reform of higher education. Read more...

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First German-Russian university opens in Tatarstan

By Michael Gardner. Teaching has started at the first German-Russian university in Kazan, capital of Tatarstan. The new institution is being supported by the Tatarstan government and the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD. Read more...

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Early school selection fuels higher education inequity

By Wachira Kigotho. A highly selective system of tracking students into general and vocational secondary education quite early, based on high-stakes national examinations, has significantly contributed to inequities in access to higher education and learning achievement in Egypt, says a new World Bank study.
The report, Egypt: Inequality of opportunity in education, found socio-economic background, geographic location and gender to be the main drivers of higher educational disparities. Read more...

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The geography of African students in the United States

By Wachira Kigotho. Five cities – Lagos, Nairobi, Accra, Addis Ababa and Cairo – are the home towns of the largest contingents of African foreign students studying in universities and colleges in the United States, according to a report from the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. Read more...

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Global Cities Initiative – Foreign students in America

By Wachira Kigotho. Foreign students from large, fast-growing cities in emerging markets who are enrolled in universities and colleges in the United States contribute significant financial and social benefits and skills to their new metropolitan destinations, according to the Global Cities Initiative, a groundbreaking joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.
The project’s report, The Geography of Foreign Students in US Higher Education: Origins and destinations, highlights how foreign students bring millions of dollars each year to local economies. Read more...

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Agents under the microscope – Essential tool or necessary evil?

By David Jobbins. Recruitment agents are a logical response to the dramatic rise in demand for higher education around the world – and for cross-border higher education in particular – a comprehensive review of the industry has found. Read more...

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Senate inquiry stalls radical university reforms

By Geoff Maslen. Plans by Australia’s federal government for a radical overhaul of the higher education system have been put on hold while a Senate committee investigates the implications of the so-called ‘reforms’.
The Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill will be reviewed by the Senate’s education and employment legislation committee. Read more...

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Korea opens up to foreign providers

By  Beckie Smith. South Korea’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has announced plans to open up the market further to international providers by easing restrictions on foreign investors and creating an international education hub in Songdo International Business District just outside Seoul in Incheon. More...

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