12 juillet 2017

The changing face of accreditation in higher education

By John Bassett. Now is the best time for higher education and its accreditors to invite a dialogue with United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about accreditation and quality oversight of higher education. More...

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Universities’ role in tackling the obesity crisis

By Caitríona Taylor. The world is experiencing a rapid rise in obesity rates. The World Health Organization, or WHO, reports that global obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In developing countries, obesity rates have tripled over the past 20 years, due to increased consumption of high caloric foods and a sedentary lifestyle. More...

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Changing society through higher education research

By Jenni Case. Just over 20 years after the democratic dispensation, the South African social landscape continues to be structured by its legacy of colonialism and apartheid. These were systems that structured life opportunities for South Africans in distinct ways depending on their ethnic backgrounds. More...

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Student experience is core to an offshore strategy

By Eugene Sebastia. Recently the University of Arizona in the United States announced plans to embark on opening more than 25 ‘micro-campuses’ over the next three years. Tagged for Asia and the Middle East, it will create a network that Arizona hopes will cater for more than 25,000 students around the globe. More...

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Towards a Southeast Asian Higher Education Area

By Darren J McDermott. The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN. As with many such milestones, there is a natural tendency to evaluate the significance of what has gone before and, perhaps more importantly, to predict what lies ahead. More...

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The new battlefront in university subject rankings

By Angel Calderon. Shanghai Ranking has opened a new battlefront in an already saturated rankings space. Released on 28 June, the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, produced by the same team that compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, allows 1,410 universities from 80 countries worldwide the right to boast about their academic successes. More...

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Higher education cooperation plan unveiled

By Wagdy Sawahel. In what has been described as a ‘win-win’ deal, South Korea and Egypt have unveiled a higher education cooperation plan that includes the establishment of a joint institution, networking among universities in the two countries, and enhanced student and academic mobility. More...

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Governments called to invest more seriously in research

By Kudzai Mashininga. Academics attending the inaugural Africa Conference for Research, Innovation and Development, or ACRID 2017, held from 20-21 June and organised by the University of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the European Alliance for Innovation, urged African countries to invest more in research and innovation to help in the continent’s development. More...

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Universities in push to meet new PhD coursework rules

By Maina Waruru. Kenyan universities are rushing to enforce a new rule requiring that their PhD programmes include at least one year of coursework, but questions are being raised over the practicality of the new rule and the impact it might have on the rate at which Kenyan PhDs are produced. More...

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Engineering union to introduce test for graduates

By Ashraf Khaled. Egypt’s engineering union is planning to introduce licensing tests for graduates in an effort to boost professional standards and curb the number of engineers attending private engineering schools, amid complaints about the quality of graduates. More...

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