Higher Education News

Federal budget 2019 - Universities applaud new funding

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 5:00pm
With new funding for work-integrated learning, a reduction in the interest charged on student loans, and a new building for the country's first Northern university, both students and post-secondar ...
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National food bank initiative extended to campuses

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:58pm
The national food bank initiative, launched in December last year to help the poor and solve the problem of food wastage, has been extended to university campuses in an effort to help students fro ...
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Academics oppose political beliefs survey in Florida

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:56pm
Academics are opposed to proposed legislation in Florida that would require public universities to survey students' and faculty members' political beliefs annually, writes Colleen Flaherty for ...
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Are PhD entry requirements too low?

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:54pm
A new report, which claims that too many people are being admitted into PhD programmes, says entry requirements for PhD programmes in Australian universities need reform, reports Study Internat ...
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Gain for higher education as two countries sign pacts

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:52pm
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have overseen the signing of bilateral agreements aimed at deepening cooperation in higher education and research, write ...
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New partnership gives school teens a taste of university

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:50pm
Starting university is becoming less of a daunting prospect for a host of Melbourne secondary students. Increasingly, high schools across the city are teaming up with universities to give Australi ...
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Government to drug test university students, employees

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:48pm
Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced last week that campaigns to detect drug usage will be carried out through a clear plan for Egypt's universities, aimed at targeting stud ...
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Loans body 'mess' has thousands of students in limbo

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:46pm
Just a few weeks before the end of the first academic term at higher learning institutions, tens of thousands of students are still unsure whether they will be granted funding to study. And scores ...
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Students turning to loan sharks to meet 'hidden costs'

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:44pm
The National Union of Students (NUS) in Britain has warned that working-class students are being forced to turn to loan sharks after being confronted with a series of 'hidden costs' when they arri ...
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Universities upgrade to boost global competitiveness

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:42pm
Zimbabwe has set an ambitious path to upgrade its higher learning institutions to world-class facilities that are fully equipped with shopping malls, cafeterias, hotels and modern student quarters ...
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Concern over possible cuts to women's studies centres

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:40pm
Teachers and students across India are concerned about the new guidelines for women's studies centres issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC). While the guidelines do not explicitly allud ...
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Russia offers support to Syrian higher education

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:38pm
According to the Syrian government news agency, Russia is offering 500 scholarships to Syrian students in masters degree and doctoral programmes for the 2019 academic year, among other measures to ...
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Universities decline to register China-funded institutes

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:36pm
The Australian government's foreign influence transparency scheme faces an early test as universities ignore pressure to register their Confucius Institutes - the Chinese government-funded and adm ...
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PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:34pm
The United Kingdom's education secretary is calling on payments firms such as PayPal to block transactions for essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats, writes Sean Coughlan for ...
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Trump administration wants to put a limit on student loans

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:32pm
The Trump administration urged Congress to put a cap on student loan borrowing in order to encourage responsible borrowing, one of several proposals for updating the Higher Education Act in the Un ...
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Probe launched after 700 foreign students 'disappear'

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:30pm
A government investigation has been launched in Japan to probe the disappearance of about 700 foreign students who have stopped attending classes, and have been out of contact since last April, be ...
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Greater gender diversity vital for AI to serve needs of society

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:22pm
Currently it is cool to be in tech, says Anna Veronika Dorogush, head of machine learning for Russian multinational internet company Yandex. A positive image and role models are key to achieving g ...
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Towards a more collaborative university

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:12pm
Globalisation and neoliberalism have dramatically changed the ways we view health and education services. In these two arenas, we see the most striking social inequalities and these extend through ...
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The shift of Vietnamese students to Canada marches on

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:10pm
I placed a gentleman's bet with myself that the number of young Vietnamese studying in Canada would top 20,000 last year. Based on the latest statistics for 2018 released by ...
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The moralisation of science is challenging its autonomy

University World News - March 23, 2019 - 4:06pm
The United States' National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently published a new policy concerning s ...
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