20 avril 2018

U of Chicago Police Officer Shoots Student

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A University of Chicago police officer shot and seriously injured a student Tuesday night, the Chicago Tribune reported. University officials said the incident happened when police officers responded to a report of someone breaking car and apartment windows with a large pipe. More...

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UConn Opposes ‘Entrepreneurial University’ Bill

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Connecticut is opposing legislation designed to make it more entrepreneurial, saying it goes too far in promoting a narrow definition of the institution, The Hartford Courant reported. More...

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Adjuncts on Strike

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The union representing non-tenure-track faculty members in the arts and sciences and English instruction divisions of Loyola University Chicago held a one-day strike Wednesday, signaling growing frustrations with their working conditions and their inability to get what they consider fair offers for a first contract from the university. More...

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Compilation on Innovation in Higher Education

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Innovation in Higher Education." You may download a copy free, here. More...

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Universities must review poorly attended courses

A study of the placement data released by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service showed that some courses did not attract any students, raising questions as to why taxpayers’ money is being used to sustain them, writes Augustine Oduor for the Standard Digital. More...

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Affirmative action policy boosts disabled student numbers

After five years of failed attempts, student Renato Xavier de Oliveira finally managed to get into a public university this year, relying on an affirmative action policy for disabled people established by the federal government in 2016 to achieve the feat, writes Jairo Marques for Folha de S.Paulo. More...

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Highly-ranked state university will mentor others

One of India's top 10 institutions, Savitribai Phule Pune University, will mentor other universities in the state of Maharashtra to help them fare better in the National Institutional Ranking Framework, reports The Times of India. More...

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Universities discuss cooperation to boost science

A delegation from the University of Dubai recently visited the People’s Republic of China to discuss scientific and academic cooperation with Peking and Ningxia universities and the Confucius Institute, write Esraa Ismail and Rasha Abubaker for Emirates News Agency. More...

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Bridging the skills gap through technology

Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of mission at the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Islamabad, has said that Pakistani students would be given opportunities to acquire contemporary education in different fields in Chinese universities, writes Muhammad Farooq for The News International. More...

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Most university funds now come from local donors

Donations to local universities from South African philanthropists now exceed the income they derive from abroad, according to the latest Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education, reports Dan Meyer for Business Day. More...

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