24 août 2018

Universities body to probe gender imbalance at the top

By Edwin Naidu. The apex body representing vice-chancellors of South Africa's public universities plans to investigate why women are struggling to break through the glass ceiling en route to heading institutions of higher learning. More...

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‘Sustainable development needs both arts and sciences’

By Gilbert Nakweya. “Sustainable development requires both the sciences and the arts to work together and complement each other for execution of development agendas,” according to Professor Samuel Sefa-Dedeh, vice president of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. More...

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Calls for tighter regulation of private universities

By Wagdy Sawahel. A recent government warning about the use by private universities of manipulated or fake data about curricula and international partnerships to programmes that have not received official authorisation, has highlighted the need for tighter regulation, say higher education observers in Morocco. More...

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HE minister sacked over alleged controversial comments

By Wagdy Sawahel. Speculation is continuing over the reasons for the sudden dismissal of Somalia's Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education Abdulrahman Taher Osman following comments he is alleged to have made about the non-recognition of sub-standard universities in the country. More...

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Ministry unveils plan to attract Sub-Saharan students

By Wagdy Sawahel. The ministry of higher education in Tunisia has launched several new initiatives aimed at increasing the number of foreign students, especially from Sub-Saharan Africa, to its universities. More...

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Students paint over mural of poem by Rudyard Kipling

Students at the University of Manchester have painted over a mural of a poem by Rudyard Kipling, arguing that the writer “dehumanised people of colour”, writes Frances Perraudin for The Guardian. More...

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University removes statue of slave-owning founder

Florida State University students will soon say goodbye to a familiar face – a prominent statue of one of the university’s slave-owning founders will be relocated from the institution’s front gates, the university’s president John Thrasher announced last week, write Maya Eliahou and Christina Zdanowicz for CNN. More...

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Universities outsource mental health services

Amid mounting concern over student suicides, some universities in the United Kingdom have found a surprising solution to their long mental health waiting lists – they are reducing or outsourcing their counselling services in a move apparently designed to shift the burden on to the National Health Service, writes Liz Lightfoot for The Guardian. More...

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University scraps titles, no more Mr, Ms or Mrs

South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand has taken a decision not to use titles such as Mr‚ Ms or Mrs to reflect a student’s designation in university correspondence and on its student systems, in order to reduce distress for transgender students, writes Prega Govender for Times Live. More...

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Professors for Peace oppose constitution amendment move

Several university presidents and hundreds of professors and scholars from various universities have expressed their opposition to amending the 1987 Constitution through a constituent assembly, calling for a more participatory process for its supporters and critics alike, writes Jhesset O Enano for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. More...

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