08 novembre 2016

SA students in UK show solidarity with #FeesMustFall

South African students studying in the United Kingdom protested in solidarity with the Fees Must Fall movement last week, demanding that the state “engage meaningfully and humbly with student protestors” and “find practical solutions for a way forward which addresses the underlying issues in higher education”, writes Michael Moss for Groundup. Read more...

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Government approves eight new private universities

The Federal Executive Council last week in Abuja approved eight new private universities in the country, reports News Agency of Nigeria. Read more...

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Scottish minister to hold post-study visa talks

Scotland's international development minister is to hold talks with the United Kingdom government after it rejected calls for the reintroduction of a work visa system for international students, reports the BBC News. Read more...

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Universities suffer from low student numbers

Iran's universities are seeing a lack of students, following poor applications for the academic year which started in October, reports Fatih Karimov for Trend. Read more...

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Universities warned not to admit unqualified politicians

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has cautioned universities against admitting unqualified students, especially politicians who he said are keen to acquire certificates ahead of the next general election, writes Ouma Wanzala for the Daily Nation. Read more...

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Science spending continues to grow

Expenditure on research and development rose by CZK3.6 billion (US$147 million) in the Czech Republic in a year, according to the data the Czech Statistical Office released at a recent press conference, reports CTK. Read more...

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Universities fail to fulfil female quotas

The stated goal of having 25% women professors in Swiss universities by the end of the year will not be possible, reports Swissinfo.ch. Read more...

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Ministry maintains aim of 60,000 PhD holders by 2023

The Higher Education Ministry is committed to its aim of producing 60,000 PhD degree holders by 2023 to produce more highly educated people and meet the nation's need for research and innovation, reports Fernando Fong for New Straits Times. Read more...

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Universities already feeling the impact of budget cuts

By Anil Netto. Stiff budget cuts are already having an impact on Malaysia’s higher education even as the country tries to arrest a widely held perception of declining education standards. Read more...

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Creating a culture of inclusion in higher education

By Patrick Blessinger. The increasing emphasis on inclusion and diversity in higher education around the world is due partly to the globalisation-internationalisation cycle (for instance, increased international immigration flows and increased global interdependencies), partly to the ongoing democratisation of higher education (for instance, increased pressure for equality-equity in all aspects of education) and partly to the emergence of lifelong learning as a human right. Read more...

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