Higher Education News

Private college law graduates can enter profession - Court

University World News - March 2, 2019 - 12:04am
The high court in Pietermaritzburg has ruled that there should be no distinction between a law qualification obtained from a public institution in South Africa, such as the University of Pretoria, ...
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Syria's academic heritage must be preserved, scholars say

University World News - March 2, 2019 - 12:03am
Turkish academics said there are currently around 400 Syrian academics working at Turkish universities as well as 20,000 Syrian students. At an event in Brussels last week, they called on other co ...
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Poll shows citizens unaware HE state funding has dropped

University World News - March 2, 2019 - 12:02am
Most Americans believe state spending for public universities and colleges has increased or held steady over the last 10 years, according to a new survey by American Public Media (APM). But they a ...
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Universities' loan board buys car - At students' expense?

University World News - March 2, 2019 - 12:01am
Malawi's Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board has bought a MWK89 million (US$122,000) Land Cruiser TX for its executive director as many university students in Malawi are struggling to ...
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Government pushes college-university merger plans

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:59pm
Greek Education Minister Costas Gavroglou is pressing on with plans to merge technical colleges with universities despite protests by both teachers and students, writes Apostolos Lakasas for Ek ...
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Trump threatened colleges over any leaks of his grades

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:58pm
Donald Trump and his representatives threatened the colleges he attended and the College Board that he would sue them if records about his academic performance ever became public, Michael Cohen sa ...
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Softer stance lessens panic among lecturers without PhDs

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:57pm
The Kenyan education ministry and the Commission for University Education have softened their stance on the requirement that all lecturers should hold a doctorate in order to teach at universities ...
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HE council in bid to boost foreign student numbers

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:56pm
A delegation of senior members of Israel's Council for Higher Education will visit Jewish institutions in the United States this week to drum up interest in plans to boost the number of foreign st ...
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Brexit uncertainty sparks unease among Erasmus students

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:55pm
The future of the Erasmus student exchange programme in the United Kingdom has been thrown into doubt by the possibility that Britain will leave the European Union - a process popularly known as ' ...
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Amsterdam university drops bachelor degree in Dutch

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:53pm
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is dropping its bachelor degree in Dutch after only five new students enrolled on the course this year - a drop of 60% over the past decade, writes Janene Pieters ...
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Sexual violence remains widespread in universities - Survey

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:52pm
According to the largest survey ever conducted on sexual harassment among university students in the United Kingdom, 30% of incidents take place on campus and only 25% of rape survivors went on to ...
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Ministry announces 400 big data, AI majors in universities

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:51pm
China's Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday that China will open around 400 majors related to big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in universities in 2019, writes Chen Xi for ...
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Commission tightens regulations on 'deemed' universities

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:50pm
The University Grants Commission in India has fixed stringent norms for an institution to be declared a 'deemed to be university', an accreditation conferring the status of a university, writes S ...
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Paid military service halves demand for masters courses

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 11:48pm
Applications for masters programmes in Turkey have decreased by 60% in state universities and 50% in private universities after the government introduced paid military service for young men who ca ...
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Junta steps up harassment of international academics

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 4:44pm
Despite the Thai junta's recent lifting of a ban on political gatherings to pave the way for national elections to be held on 24 March, curbs on academic freedom remain in the country, while evide ...
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University of California system ditches Elsevier

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 4:40pm
The University of California (UC) system is calling it quits with Elsevier, one of the biggest academic publishers in the world, after months of contract negotiations.

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International student recruitment booming in Stockholm

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 4:36pm
The number of international students in Stockholm, Sweden, will exceed 10,000 this year, bringing it back up to the level experienced before the introduction of tuition fees for international stud ...
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Students and university staff protest Bouteflika's candidacy

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 4:34pm
In what has been described in media reports as the biggest street demonstrations in Algeria in a decade, thousands of students and university staff took to the streets in the capital Algiers to pr ...
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East African regional body in German scholarship deal

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 4:32pm
The government of Germany has joined hands with the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) to fund a US$5.5 million regional masters degree scholarship scheme - part of a broader commitme ...
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Joint university to reframe Tunisia as regional study hub

University World News - March 1, 2019 - 4:30pm
France and Tunisia have agreed to establish the first joint university in the Tunisian capital Tunis next year, aimed at attracting Sub-Saharan and Mediterranean students and enhancing the country ...
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