18 juin 2018

A new age in international student mobility

By Marguerite J Dennis. International higher education is a big business. In 2015-16 international students contributed US$32 billion to the world economy and that amount is projected to reach US$1 trillion over the next decade. More...

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Embed technology to improve internships and placements

By Denise Jackson. Work integrated learning helps prepare students for the world of work. It involves students collaborating with industry and community partners as part of their degree programme. More...

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Renovating internationalisation for the 21st century

By John K Hudzik, Bernhard Streitwieser and Francisco Marmolejo. Higher education internationalisation is not dead, nor dying, but under significant pressure to change. These are the conclusions of a panel of three of NAFSA’s five current Senior Fellows who presented at the recent 2018 conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators on 30 May and who co-authored this article. More...

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Graduates push school leavers out of low-skill jobs

By Nader Habibi and Gholamreza Keshavarz Haddad. In recent years Iran’s labour market has failed to generate adequate employment for the growing number of university graduates. As a result, not only has the unemployment rate among university graduates sharply increased, but a growing number of university graduates who have found employment are working in occupations that do not require university skills. More...

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Internationalisation – What do students think?

By Tatiana Belousova. ‘South to South’ student migration has, arguably, different ‘push and pull’ factors compared with ‘North to North’ (or ‘South to North’) migration. In the former, international students are driven by incentives such as geographical proximity, low fees and cultural similarities. More...

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Lecturer, fired over dance video, vows to sue university

By Ashraf Khaled. An Egyptian state-run university has sacked a lecturer, a year after she posted a video on her Facebook page of herself belly-dancing in her own home, in an alleged violation of academic traditions. More...

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New research index to enhance Arabic academic footprint

By Wagdy Sawahel. Twenty-two Middle East and North African countries are to benefit from the launch in 2020 of the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI), which aims to facilitate access to Arabic scientific research, thereby enhancing the Arabic academic footprint and ultimately improving university rankings. More...

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Student dies in stampede for university exam form

By Shadi Khan Saif. Aspiring female students rushing to obtain application forms for this year’s Afghan university entrance exam, known as the Kankor, resulted in a stampede that left one dead and more than 20 injured last week in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, bordering with Uzbekistan. More...

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Growth stymied by academia-industry disconnect – Experts

By Gilbert Nakweya. The disconnect between institutions of higher learning and industry is proving to be a serious inhibitor of the development of local skills needed to ensure the extractive industry takes off in East Africa, according to some of the region’s experts. More...

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Universities told to further embed Chinese culture

By Amber Ziye Wang. Universities across China have been told to further integrate Chinese traditional culture into their courses and award students credits for studying ethnic music, arts and crafts in a new government plan to boost cultural confidence and awareness in higher education. More...

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