23 janvier 2018

Universities curricula to tackle ‘ethics’ problem

Universities and business schools are grappling with the ethics curricula they teach to professionals and future professionals, following damning revelations of state capture involving accountants, auditors and consultants at major international companies, reports News24. More...

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Calls to extend public fund to private universities

Government is being asked to extend the Ghana Education Trust Fund support to private universities in Ghana to reduce the burden of running the institutions, writes Prince Appiah for Luv FM. More...

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Call for a more entrepreneurial approach to HE

Significant policy reform and innovation are needed to make radical but necessary changes to the traditional education ecosystem, says Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. The Perak ruler said a more entrepreneurial approach to higher education must be fostered to bring about these changes, writes Amanda Yeap for The Star. More...

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University head urges universities to 'wake up'

The head of one of South Korea's most prestigious universities has warned Korean universities of their demise as early as 2018 unless they wake up and break free from the hackneyed educational methods used for decades, writes Ko Dong-hwan for The Korea Times. More...

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President calls on universities’ help in economic revival

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said higher learning institutions have an obligation to contribute to economic development through innovative research, writes Stephen Chadenga for NewsDay. More...

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Education group seeks HK$3.4 billion public share offer

China Education Group, a leading private higher education provider, said it was seeking an initial public share offer of up to HK$3.4 billion (US$435 million), with part of the proceeds to be used to acquire schools in the United Kingdom and Europe, writes Jane Li for South China Morning Post. More...

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Aberystwyth University's island campus set to close

Aberystwyth University is planning to close its overseas campus on the island of Mauritius just two years after it opened after the institution’s governing body decided it will "not enrol further intakes of students" at the branch campus from March 2018, reports BBC News. More...

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Universities body rejects findings on graduate earnings

Universities New Zealand says new research that compares the lifetime finances of tradespeople to that of qualified graduates is "misleading", writes Madison Reidy for Stuff. More...

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60% say funding cuts limit university access - Poll

Polling conducted for the universities' lobbying arm has found that six out of 10 Australians think cuts to university funding would limit access to tertiary education and the same proportion would oppose attempts to reduce the education budget by circumventing the parliament, writes Michael McGowan for The Guardian. More...

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Colleges say GOP tax reform threatens campuses

The House version of the Republicans’ tax reform legislation would cause financial hardship for colleges and the students who attend them, while the Senate’s plan would be only slightly less damaging, higher education officials and advocates said as lawmakers moved towards drafting a final bill, writes Nanette Asimov for the San Francisco Chronicle. More...

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