20 septembre 2017

New university to produce experts on regional integration

By Christabel Ligami. In a bid to hasten the slow pace of regional integration in Eastern and Southern Africa, the first cohort of students of a virtual university focused on the study of regional integration are to be admitted in September. More...

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Up to 88 Makerere staff face degree forgery prosecution

By Christabel Ligami. Up to 88 people at Makerere University, one of Africa’s most prestigious universities, have been apprehended for possible prosecution over the alteration of student marks in an investigation that is expected to see the withdrawal of some of the university’s law degrees dating back to 2011. More...

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Commission stops new enrolments in 19 universities

By Christabel Ligami. The Tanzania Commission for Universities, or TCU, will not withdraw its decision to bar 19 universities, including three international institutions, from admitting new students for the 2017-18 academic year starting this September, owing to concerns over quality. More...

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Student loans under the spotlight in upcoming elections

By Christabel Ligami. Both the ruling Jubilee Party and the opposition National Super Alliance, or NASA, have promised to increase the allocation of loans to the Higher Education Loans Board, or HELB. More...

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Commonwealth consortium to offer youth work degree

By Christabel Ligami. An initiative aimed at improving access to certified courses in youth work has been launched by Commonwealth countries which will support 16 universities from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe to offer a low-cost, internationally recognised Commonwealth bachelor degree in youth development work. More...

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Universities raise their investment in fundraising

Universities in Australia and New Zealand are investing more in their advancement operations – specifically fundraising and alumni engagement – amid growing institutional awareness of the “powerful impact” of philanthropy, according to a new report. More...

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Should universities be run like businesses?

By Jan Petter Myklebust. “Get rid of the madness labelled New Public Management. That is an issue that will engage the voters,” Frank Aarebrot*, one of Norway’s best-known academics told Forskerforum, the researchers’ magazine, last Monday. More...

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International students face residency clampdown

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The Swedish Migration Agency has rejected more than 10 residence permits for international students admitted for a study place and grants at Swedish universities, claiming they have not adequately demonstrated that their primary aim for coming to Sweden is to study, according to reports by Radio Sweden or SR. More...

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19 cities bid for European Medicines Agency post-Brexit

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Nineteen European cities have bid to host the European Medicines Agency or EMA, which will be relocated from London as a result of Brexit. The agency does not conduct research but draws on hundreds of top scientists from across the world for expert working groups. More...

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Debate over foreign researcher numbers, quota proposal

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Summer time in Norway, from June to mid-August, is normally quiet for universities. But not this summer – possibly due to general elections looming in September. Internationalisation has been high on the agenda, with controversy over the growing number of international researchers and a proposal to impose a quota on their numbers. More...

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