16 janvier 2018

These five countries are conduits for the world’s biggest tax havens

The ConversationFirst came the Panama Papers, then the BahamasLeaks, and now it’s the Paradise Papers. Journalists continue to shed light on and raise a public outcry over the offshore financial centres that corporations use to reduce their tax bill – something that is still being challenged in court. More...

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What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos praised as ‘shining example’

The ConversationWhen Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump visited Excel Academy Public Charter School last spring, DeVos praised the school as a “shining example of a school meeting the needs of its students, parents and community.” Melania Trump called the charter school “an exceptional example of a school preparing young women both academically and personally so that they may succeed in a global community.”
The visit made international headlines due to the fact that it also featured Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan. In terms of publicity, a school could not ask for a better platform. More...

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Trans-ASEAN education can play a role in building a regional community

The ConversationAs the celebration for last year’s 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wanes, ASEAN now face the tasks to realise the ambitious vision of an integrated socio-cultural, economic and political community. Education is one of the sectors identified as having a pivotal role in this community building process. More...

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Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

The ConversationToday, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product. More...

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When cities were Nature’s haven: a tale from Bangalore

The ConversationWe tend to think that nature and cities are polar opposites. Yet this is not true. As my research on Bangalore or Bengaluru – India’s IT hub – shows, for centuries, the population of this region grew because of nature, not despite it. More...

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The problem isn’t unskilled graduates, it’s a lack of full-time job opportunities

The ConversationThe Coalition government’s position on young people is best captured by the phrase “earning or learning”. If you are under 30, the government expects you to be studying in an educational institute or working for a living. More...

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Death on a River

By Oronte. Maybe I was 13 when I first read James Dickey’s Deliverance. I know I was headed south on a bus after a stay with my sister, whose home was a little heaven of comforts and attention that I dreaded leaving. My brother-in law gave me his paperback copy as consolation and to occupy me on the eternity of stops. More...

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Why Should Women in Grad School Lean In to Cardiovascular Health?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPWomen are told to lean in when it comes to capturing leadership roles, especially in STEM fields where gender disparities are even wider than they are in the humanities. However, it is becoming clear that women in academia should also lean in on matters related to their cardiovascular health. Although we usually hear about cardiovascular disease as it relates to men, after menopause and the accompanying loss of estrogen, the rates of this disease actually climb in women and surpass rates in men. More...

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Malaysia’s International Education by 2020 and Beyond

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/globalhighered.jpgBy Kris Olds. This entry is based on recent work in ASEAN and South Pacific Island States, specifically to address confusion between international education and the internationalization of education. More...

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Which Problem Are We Trying to Solve?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Conflicting demands on high schools and high school students.
I’m living this one personally. More...

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