Higher Education News

Is there a Eurasian Higher Education Area in the making?

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 2:02pm
Does a Eurasian Higher Education Area exist? The Eurasian Higher Education Area is a concept that recently entered the lexicon of the post-Soviet political space. It refers to a higher education r ...
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East Asian academics in UK embrace idea of being foreign

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
'Internationalisation' is one of those words which has a fine history that is becoming blurred. It is with some cultural pride perhaps that specialist historians point to the earliest European uni ...
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New student movement rallies against China media, fake news

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:58pm
More than 100 student groups from universities and high schools across Taiwan have formed a coalition against 'fake news', in particular to counter state-sponsored media campaigns from the Chinese ...
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HE body urges public universities to start classes in August

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:46pm
The Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines urged all public universities and colleges to move their opening of classes to August, starting in the 2019-20 academic year, in order to faci ...
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Notre Dame, the university, was once devastated by fire, too

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:44pm
As people around the world watched images of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in horror, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana received about 5,000 tweets, reposts or questions about wh ...
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Government suspends university grants after protest action

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:42pm
Gabon has suspended an overhaul of university grants that last week sparked three days of student protests and led to shuttered schools, with Education Minister Michel Menga M'Essonne announcing l ...
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Big plan on campus - Universities to commercialise their land

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:40pm
Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, may have jumped the gun when it put Noblegen Inc's future home on its latest campus map, but at least the move was on-trend, writes Adam Bisby for The ...
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University probes allegations against Antarctica scientist

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:38pm
Boston University in the United States is investigating sexual harassment complaints made against a prominent Antarctic geologist by two of his former graduate students. The women allege that Davi ...
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More students enrol in science, technology, report shows

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:36pm
Most enrolments in South Africa's 26 public higher education institutions in 2017 were recorded for science, engineering and technology studies, growing from 237,058 students in 2009 to 310,115 st ...
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Some students take seven years to get first degree - Report

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:34pm
Most South African university students are completing their undergraduate degrees after a shocking seven years despite the government pumping ZAR20 billion (US$1.4 billion) annually into study fun ...
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James Cook University professor sacking 'unlawful' - Court

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:32pm
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has found that James Cook University acted unlawfully in dismissing a physics professor for his criticisms of colleagues' work, writes Fergus Hunter for T ...
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Calls for police on campus after spate of student attacks

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:30pm
The spate of attacks on students on campuses has prompted calls for police to have a presence on university grounds, something unthinkable during the South African campus upheavals of the 1980s, w ...
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University head denies army ties will alter campus life

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:28pm
Professor Asher Cohen, president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said the university will continue to cooperate with the Israel Defense Forces, rejecting criticism of it winning a tender to ...
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Government is taking HE back to the Stone Age - Academics

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:26pm
The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has serious concerns over what it terms the federal government's anti-education policies, budgetary cuts and closur ...
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Do law schools limit black enrolment with admissions test?

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:24pm
An increasing number of United States undergraduate colleges - looking to attract more applicants and to diversify their applicant pools - have been going test optional in admissions, writes Scott ...
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Georgetown students vote to pay slavery reparation fee

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:22pm
Georgetown University will likely be the first higher education institution in the United States to require students to pay a reparation fee benefiting descendants of slavery, writes Christian Ell ...
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Alarm as university candidates snub 98 courses

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:20pm
According to official figures released on 15 April by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, 98 programmes offered by at least 40 universities did not get any placements, w ...
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Top schools accused of 'gaming' university entrance system

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:18pm
A select number of Australian private schools are accused of 'gaming the system' to get their students into some of the nation's most coveted university courses, writes Gavin Fernando for news ...
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Foreign students complain of higher tuition rise

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:16pm
Foreign students studying at South Korean universities are expressing frustration with institutions charging them unfairly higher tuition fees compared with their domestic counterparts, whose educ ...
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Universities urged to bar Marcoses from all events

University World News - April 20, 2019 - 1:14pm
An artist group in the Philippines has called on universities and cultural offices to declare the Marcoses (family members of former president Ferdinand Marcos) 'personae non gratae' and bar them ...
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