12 juillet 2017

Surveys split on outlook for international enrolment

The results of two surveys give conflicting messages about the willingness of international students to enrol in courses in United States universities that had awarded them places – also known as the yield rate. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:17 - - Permalien [#]


High Level Group says EU must double research budget

By Jan Petter Myklebust and Brendan O’Malley. The report of the High Level Group on Maximising the Impact of EU Research and Innovation Programmes comes a week after European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen called for a 50% increase in the budget to €120 billion (US$136 billion). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:16 - - Permalien [#]

Tuition fee regime is no longer progressive, says IFS

By Brendan O’Malley. Universities in England are receiving 25% more funding per student per degree than they did before funding reforms in 2012. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:15 - - Permalien [#]

Shanghai ranking by subject opens a new battlefront in university rankings

By Brendan O'Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Angel Calderon says the Shanghai ranking by subject has expanded significantly in the past year and has opened a new battlefront in an already saturated rankings space by ranking subjects based on research output, impact and prestige. The results suggest we will see an uplift in the overall standing of universities from China, Singapore and Malaysia over the next few years. Darren J McDermott highlights one noteworthy area where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on Southeast Asian integration – the harmonisation of higher education, which he believes is ‘moving in the right direction‘. Eugene Sebastian says while new, less risky transnational education models are emerging, universities must continue to rely on a fundamental focus on the student experience as integral to any offshore strategy. And Jenni Case asks what higher education’s role is in the struggle for social justice in South Africa and how education researchers can broaden our understanding of contemporary problems.
   Also in Commentary, Caitríona Taylor encourages universities to make health and wellness a part of their institutional mission to deal with a growing global obesity crisis, particularly in the developing world where the younger generation is experiencing a growth in obesity rates. John Bassett believes now is the time to invite a dialogue with US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about accreditation and quality oversight of higher education, while Mark Ashwill finds that Vietnamese students and their parents still view a US education favourably, despite poor ratings for US President Donald Trump.
   In World Blog this week, Ka Ho Mok says returning Chinese students get a competitive advantage from study abroad, but universities and governments need to be careful to ensure that the wider social benefits of international learning are understood and that those at home don’t miss out. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:50 - - Permalien [#]

Spike in students caught cheating in Welsh universities

The number of students caught cheating in Welsh universities has risen by almost 50% in two years, writes Shane Brennan for Daily Post. Across Wales, allegations of cheating went from 1,370 in the academic year of 2013-14 to 2,044 in 2015-16. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:48 - - Permalien [#]


Combustible cladding found on university housing blocks

Combustible cladding has been found on university accommodation blocks as fears grow that hundreds of thousands of people across the United Kingdom could be living in unsafe housing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, writes Lucy Pasha-Robinson for the Independent. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:47 - - Permalien [#]

Partially reinstated travel ban received mixed response

The Supreme Court’s decision last Monday to allow a limited version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to take effect, carving out exceptions that appear to exempt university students, faculty and lecturers, has received mixed responses from academics, writes Susan Svrluga for The Washington Post. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:46 - - Permalien [#]

Ministry steps up efforts to curb honorary degree misuse

The government is stepping up its efforts to prevent another avenue from being misused to gain titles and academic qualifications – honorary doctorates, writes Yuen Meikeng for The Star. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:45 - - Permalien [#]

VCs told to name universities after national heroes

The Higher Education Commission has directed vice-chancellors of public sector universities to ensure titling of their respective institutions under the names of national heroes and not ideologies based on religion, ethnicity or politics, writes Khalid Hasnain for Dawn. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:44 - - Permalien [#]

Eight universities to receive uninterrupted power

The Rural Electrification Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with eight federal universities and one teaching hospital for the first phase of the federal government’s Energizing Education Programme, reports the Daily Trust. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:43 - - Permalien [#]