21 juin 2017

Trend of decentralised international student support

By Yulia Grinkevich and Maria Shabanova. Nowadays universities do not need to be convinced that their student support services need to cater to international students as well as domestic ones. However, the support system that exists depends on both external and internal factors. Read more...

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Mobilising students to add value to higher education

By Simon Boehme. While Europe serves as a role model for student partnerships, especially as articulated in the 1999 Bologna agreement, it serves as a stimulus for others to address key issues in higher education. There is a record of student engagement that documents the value of students as partners. Read more...

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US student mobility trends in a global context

By Rajika Bhandari. The demand for a US higher education among students across the world has grown steadily, with the United States hosting almost a million students from over 200 countries. Read more...

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Still a long way to go on internationalisation

By Bruno Morche. In the last few weeks, reports and articles have highlighted the performance of higher education in China. Data shows that the number of international students from China is soaring. Catherine Montgomery discussed the Chinese higher education megaproject. The QS university rankings 2018 released in June showed the rise of East Asia and Pacific universities, mainly the Chinese ones. Read more...

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Claims of high drop-out rates are alarmist – Report

By Geoff Maslen. In its report*, the Higher Education Standards Panel rejects claims that increasing student attrition rates are due to low admission standards, ill-prepared students, and are a direct result of Australia’s “demand driven” system. Read more...

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DeVos softens accountability for for-profit colleges

By Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Immediately after President Donald Trump was elected, borrower advocates and lawmakers expressed concern about what would happen to the Obama-era regulations aimed at holding for-profit colleges accountable. Read more...

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Government to ban niqab at schools and universities

By Jan Petter Myklebust. University and student leaders have voiced opposition to a government proposal, announced on 12 June, to outlaw the covering of the face in learning institutions, from kindergarten to universities. Read more...

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Universities provide key contribution to economy – Study

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The key finding of the report, Economic Contribution of the Finnish Universities, is that in 2016 the economic contribution of Finnish universities equated to over 6% of economic output and more than 5% of employment. Read more...

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Open University set to go digital and shrinks budget

By Brendan O’Malley. The Open University or OU – the world’s first successful distance teaching university – is going digital and being streamlined in a bid to “radically reinvent itself” and make massive savings in the run-up to its 50th anniversary. Read more...

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Cuts may force cap on Irish (but not foreign) students

By Brendan O’Malley. The president of one of Ireland’s leading universities has warned that the institution may have to limit the number of places available to Irish students if the government fails to improve the funding situation for universities. Read more...

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