20 septembre 2017

College diversity officer – Demanding job, low resources

By Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Seven months ago, Mark Brimhall-Vargas became Brandeis University’s chief diversity officer. He was the first person to hold that job, though he has spent about 20 years doing diversity work in higher education in the United States. More...

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Universities take on Dutch publishing giant Elsevier

A consortium of German universities, research institutes and public libraries has rejected the latest offer from Dutch publishing giant Elsevier for a new countrywide licensing agreement for its research portfolio. Germany’s chief negotiator says the offer does not meet the requirements of German researchers, writes Ned Stafford for Chemistry World. More...

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Duterte makes education free in state universities

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making education free at all state universities in the Philippines, despite warnings from his economic advisers that the country cannot afford it, reports Agence France-Presse. More...

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Universities need urgent Brexit 'clarity' from ministers

United Kingdom universities could lose talented European Union staff unless they receive "greater clarity" from the government on the post-Brexit rights of EU nationals, according to the Russell Group. The group of top research universities says Brexit is causing EU staff "uncertainty and anxiety" and making the recruitment of others harder, reports the BBC. More...

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Sidelining of British students to be stopped

Universities admissions will be monitored from next year to ensure British students are not being discriminated against in favour of foreign applicants who can pay more, writes Sarah Knapton for The Telegraph. More...

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Controversial bill on higher education clears parliament

One member of Greece’s parliamentary majority voted against the controversial bill on higher education that was approved in the House on 2 August, writes Tasos Kokkinidis for The Greek Reporter. More...

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Evidence of Trump impact on international admissions

Since many international students would have started planning their application strategies before Election Day 2016, many experts think this coming admissions cycle may be more telling about the impact of a Trump administration, writes Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed. More...

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Three universities accused of diploma trafficking

Three Moroccan universities – the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Tangier-Tétouan and Hassan I University in Settat – were allegedly involved in diploma trafficking and corruption in 2016, according to a draft report by the Court of Auditors, reports Morocco World News. More...

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Fake institutions – HE body seeks heftier penalties

Grappling with mushrooming fake universities across India, the University Grants Commission is set to send a ‘gentle reminder’ to the Ministry of Human Resource Development to amend the archaic UGC Act 1956 that stipulates a paltry INR1,000 (US$15.6) fine for offenders involved in running fake universities, writes Sweta Dutta for India Today. More...

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University study less attractive to young people – Poll

The proportion of young people in the United Kingdom who think they are likely to go to university is at its lowest level in years, new figures suggest, with many citing cost as a primary concern, writes Rachael Pells for the Independent. More...

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