23 janvier 2018

How do we create transformative global citizens?

By Emiliano Bosioi. There is a shared resolve among educators across the world to ensure that young people acquire social, civic and global-intercultural aptitudes by promoting democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion and non-discrimination as well as active citizenship across all disciplines. More...

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Blockchain technology will help refugees to access HE

By Saja Al-Nahi. If you have read any tech publication over the past two years, you will have read about the application of blockchain technology in currency and banking. It disrupted the financial industry in the form of Bitcoin and the technology has also been cited as a way to decentralise education transactions. More...

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Data mobility in the Fourth Industrial Revolution age

By Herman de Leeuw and Stig Arne Skjerven. Imagine your bank telling you they will go back to paper as a basis for their processes. No more bank cards, no more digital transfers, no more ATM cash withdrawals… would you be happy. More...

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New trends in the student activism

By Marcelo Knobel and Renato HL Pedrosa. In early 2013, a transportation fee hike in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, became the catalyst for a series of large street demonstrations, not only in São Paulo, but also in other urban centres in the country. The leaders of the movement and most of the participants were young adults, many of them college students. More...

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Record student numbers lead to calls for more housing

By Michael Gardner. There has been a further slight increase in the number of students in Germany, bringing the total close to the three million mark. The new figures have prompted further calls for a government housing programme for students. More...

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Students unhappy over 30% fee hike

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya is set to increase fees for state-sponsored students in public universities by 30% from next year, following recommendations by the University Fund, the government agency mandated to set fees. Students have vowed to oppose the increase. More...

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Launch of ambitious national digital research agenda

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands or VSNU has presented its national research agenda on “leading the way through cooperation in a digital society” to Minister for Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven. More...

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Children’s University opens doors to future students

By Wagdy Sawahel. Egypt has inaugurated the third phase of a 'Children’s University' programme which is aimed at enhancing children's scientific and innovation abilities, as well as preparing them for the transition from secondary school to university education. More...

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Performance-related university funding reform agreed

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The Danish parliament has agreed a new model for university funding, placing less emphasis on the taximeter model in which institutions are awarded funds based on the number of students who have graduated and introducing elements of funding based on quality and outcomes. More...

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Republicans plot sweeping changes in higher education

By Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education. After a flurry of movement last week on the reauthorisation of the federal law governing higher education, which is overdue for an update, the US House of Representatives last Friday introduced its bill to overhaul the Higher Education Act of 1965. More...

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