12 septembre 2016

Pakistan to send 10,000 scholars to US for PhD studies

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan will send 10,000 scholars to the United States for PhD studies from next year in critical areas of agriculture and food security, medical and allied health sciences, energy, water, climate change, and advanced digital technology, among others, reports Dunya News. Read more...

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Universities 50% better off than a decade ago – Study

Cries of penury from universities facing a 20% funding cut are ringing hollow in light of new analysis that reveals the sector is 50% better off in real terms than it was a decade ago, writes Julie Hare for The Australian. Read more...

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How PhD graduates are battling to break into academia

Academics staying in their university positions beyond retirement are good for mentoring younger scholars, but are hogging positions newly qualified researchers need to break into the higher education teaching and research space, writes Noloyiso Mtembu for the Sunday Independent. Read more...

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Top universities consider new campuses in Europe

Leading British universities are considering opening campuses in Europe in order to keep crucial research funding and partnerships, amid uncertainty over the consequences of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. The idea comes as universities wrestle with how to reassure students and academics across the world that they will not close their doors to Europe, writes Anna Fazackerley for the Guardian. Read more...

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Qualifications passport to speed up refugee integration

Faced with a flood of refugees, Norway has tested a new fast-track procedure to evaluate the qualifications of those who arrive in the country without proper documentation of their academic degrees or professional certificates, writes Burton Bollag for Al-Fanar Media. Read more...

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New hospital and excellence centres boost research

By Francis Kokutse. A 617-bed teaching hospital facility constructed with a US$217 million Israeli government loan is being handed over to the University of Ghana. Vice-chancellor Ernest Aryeetey hopes the new medical facility – and two African Centres of Excellence created under a World Bank initiative – will help boost research. Read more...

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Study explores barriers to open educational resource use

By Gilbert Nakweya. Efforts by Kenyan universities to adopt open educational resources are being limited by a range of challenges, including inadequate information and communications technology infrastructure and intellectual property constraints, according to a recent report. Read more...

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Academics slam political appointments to key committees

By Ashraf Khaled. A crisis is looming in Kenyan universities over the shortage of professors, low numbers of qualified lecturers and low numbers of PhD students in both public and private universities, according to a recent report. Read more...

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Report highlights dire shortage of professors and PhDs

By Christabel Ligami. A crisis is looming in Kenyan universities over the shortage of professors, low numbers of qualified lecturers and low numbers of PhD students in both public and private universities, according to a recent report. Read more...

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Funding crisis puts university quality at risk – Report

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenyan universities are facing a fresh financial crisis following revelations contained in a recent national audit that they are operating at a deficit of over US$100 million, with serious consequences for education quality. Read more...

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