25 avril 2017

Confronting racial inequality in the academy

By Jason Arday. Recent data from the Equality Challenge Unit's Equality in Higher Education: Statistical Report and its 2011 Experience of Black and Minority Ethnic Staff in HE in England report continue to reveal a dearth of diversification and a lack of representation and visibility for Black and minority ethnic or BME staff in United Kingdom universities, culminating in reduced opportunities for career progression, particularly for those wishing to pursue a career within academia. More...

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Can Vietnam buck the Trump effect on recruitment?

By Mark Ashwill. The latest Student and Exchange Visitor Information System or SEVIS update – which contains basic information on the more than 1.2 million international students studying in the United States at all levels – is out, and many of the results, while not encouraging, are not surprising. More...

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Why universities need to embrace all types of ‘other’

By Gary Rhoades. With profound implications for higher education, politics in the West is marked and marred by a backlash against ‘others’, against groups other than the traditionally dominant European ethnicities. Partly, that has been manifest in right-wing populist movements that have swept the world in the past year. More...

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Steps to counter radicalisation of students by IS

By Mohd Mizan bin Mohammad Aslam. Malaysia's Minister for Higher Education Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh stated last year that the university enrolment rate is at an all-time high with almost 40% of eligible students pursuing higher education. In contrast, only 4% of Malaysian students were enrolling in universities 40 years ago. More...

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Refugee university student numbers rising steeply

By Michael Gardner. Whereas overall numbers of refugees entering Germany have been on the decline since last year, significantly more of them have enrolled for university courses in recent months, says a survey by the German Rectors' Conference or HRK. More...

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Visa change could hit recruitment of foreign students

By Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Yet again a Trump administration executive order has the potential to roil American campuses and their recruitment of international students. More...

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University officials linked to lynching of student

By Ameen Amjad Khan. Pakistan's apex court has started hearing the case of horrific lynching of Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old Mass Communication student of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the north-west. More...

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Ministry backs down on greater control of universities

By Jan Petter Myklebust. Minister of Higher Education and Science Søren Pind has dropped the ministry’s controversial proposal to select the heads of the governing boards of universities after an agreement in parliament with the Danish People’s Party and the Social Democratic Party. More...

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Employment status given to all doctoral candidates

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The Swedish government has changed the university law to ensure every doctoral candidate is made an employee of the university with a salary. This should strengthen the position of foreign PhD students, who make up more than half of the country’s 19,000 doctoral candidates. More...

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Row over politician meddling in university positions

By Jan Petter Myklebust and Brendan O’Malley. A secretary of state has demanded that a PhD student give up his grant because of views he gave to a magazine questioning the value to society of people with Down’s Syndrome. More...

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