20 septembre 2017

The ‘pig mum’ and the problem of excessive competition

By David Santandreu Calonge, Patrik T Hultberg and Eugene Lee. Mothers in South Korea are organising complex social networks to ensure their children get access to the best universities and the best jobs. It is a symptom of an education system in need of a fundamental overhaul. More...

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Universities must move from teaching to transforming

By Elli Yiannakaris. Universities need a different style of teaching with a more person- and community-centred approach to give their students the entrepreneurial skills they will need in today’s world. Learning approaches that include incubation, mentorship, personal development, leadership training and funding are critical. More...

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How do university leaders view internationalisation?

By Futao Huang and Tsukasa Daizen. Research in Japan shows that university leaders highly value internationalisation. Recent political events in the United States and United Kingdom have had very little impact on this view, and universities have not slowed their pace of internationalisation. More...

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Decolonise minds before living and learning spaces

By Fay Patel. To truly move on from our colonial suffering we must not seek to obliterate our painful histories by destroying all vestiges of the past, but preserve them as symbols of what we have overcome and what we need to avoid in the future. More...

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Senate rejects closure of campus over terror attacks

By Tunde Fatunde. The University of Maiduguri in north east Nigeria is to remain open despite ongoing terror attacks by Islamic terror group Boko Haram, after Nigeria’s Senate resolved to push for tighter campus security and to keep the university open as a symbol of triumph over the extremist group and its ideas. More...

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University staff remain resolute over indefinite strike

By Tunde Fatunde. A strike by public university staff over funding and salary issues is set to continue and campuses will remain closed after a second round of negotiations between the Nigerian government and the union broke down. More...

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Academics’ union banned over strike on unpaid salaries

By Tunde Fatunde. As it embarks on an indefinite nationwide strike over what it claims are unfulfilled government promises, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, is reeling from a ban imposed on its local branch based at Kogi State University. More...

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After elections, what can higher education expect?

By Maina Waruru and Christabel Ligami. With Kenyan elections done and dusted, the focus is now shifting to how President Uhuru Kenyatta and other elected officials will implement their ambitious election promises in relation to higher education and science, technology and innovation, or STI. More...

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In between elections, universities brace for disruptions

By Christabel Ligami. After resuming operations last month after a four-week closure to accommodate the recent presidential elections, universities are bracing themselves for further disruptions as academic staff are due to strike next week. More...

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New Makerere vice-chancellor designate aims high

By Christabel Ligami. Newly appointed Makerere University Vice-chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has vowed to position the Ugandan university as the leading institution for academic excellence and innovation in Africa. More...

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