Higher Education News

Scientists march against research funding changes

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:43pm
Thousands of scientists took to the streets in Hungary on 12 February, holding books above their heads and forming a human chain around Budapest's Academy of Sciences building, to protest changes ...
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Women scientists push to find their place at the top

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:42pm
Women scientists the world over are celebrating the achievements of women as part of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, but in France only 20% of physicists and mathematicians ar ...
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Vice-chancellor body recommends raising teacher age limit

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:40pm
A six-member vice-chancellors' committee, constituted on the directive of the Governor of Sindh province in Pakistan, Imran Ismail, has recommended, inter alia, that the age limit of universities' ...
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First national strategy for research receives warm welcome

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:39pm
France is preparing to implement a national, multi-year research plan for the first time - a move warmly welcomed by the heads of the country's major research agencies, writes Barbara Casassus for ...
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Universities help foreign students to find local jobs

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:38pm
Universities are stepping up their support for foreign students in finding jobs at Japanese companies by establishing career-oriented classes for credit and offering special courses to help them l ...
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Rectors of 30 universities sign pact, adopt global view

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:37pm
Rectors of 30 universities from Southeast Europe, including those from Croatia, signed an academic inter-institutional cooperation agreement in the southern Bosnia and Herzegovina city of Mostar l ...
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Loss of China students - Universities warned of credit risk

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:35pm
Canada's University of British Columbia (UBC) is among the universities exposed to credit risk because of political tensions between Canada and China, according to a new report from Moody's, write ...
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Chinese science students in US mulling their options

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 11:33pm
Caught in a geopolitical tug of war between China and the United States as job opportunities for them dwindle in both countries, Chinese science students at American universities are wrestling wit ...
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Universities demand cut in high-skilled visa threshold

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 6:00pm
Vivienne Stern, director of Universities UK International, has called on the British government to lower the proposed salary requirement for European Economic Area (EEA) workers to gain a high-ski ...
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E-exam adoption rising amid tampering, cheating

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:40pm
Many African universities are exploring the option of e-exams to cope with the assessment demands of rapidly growing student numbers, and rising incidents of grade tampering and cheating.

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20% of DAAD scholarships reserved for foreign students

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:38pm
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is changing the structure of its scholarships to universities in East Africa, where the institutions will now have to start admitting a percentage of le ...
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Students trained to train refugees in agribusiness skills

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:30pm
Refugees have welcomed an international initiative at Gulu University, in northern Uganda, in which students are equipping them with skills in agribusiness and micro-enterprise development, helpin ...
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A new era of microcredentials and experiential learning

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:28pm
Over the last decade, the higher education sector worldwide has seen a much greater focus on employability and skills development - beginning in what was a challenging global recession and continu ...
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Ten do's and don'ts for growing transformative HE leaders

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:26pm
Over the six years that I have spent preparing change leaders for universities, I have had to discuss hundreds of times what should or shouldn't be done by innovators who are responsible for the d ...
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Bold choices needed to transform HE's core mission

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:24pm
Developing human capital is at the heart of what our universities do. Developing our staff as future-ready lecturers, researchers and managers of education and developing our learners as tomorrow' ...
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The university is dead, long live the university

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:22pm
Society is in the midst of an upheaval - the so-called fourth industrial revolution that is beating a path towards mainstream adoption of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) ...
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Transforming lifelong learning via virtual universities

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:20pm
The concept of the virtual university is rooted in providing innovative and adapted solutions through the use of information and communication technologies. Virtual universities such as the ...
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Is a European initiative on teaching and learning needed?

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:16pm
A European initiative on teaching enhancement in higher education would be of added value in countries that have no existing national initiative, whether because it has not been developed or due t ...
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Investigator proposes overhaul of university funding

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:14pm
After two years of intensive work with numerous conference participations, newspaper articles and meetings with higher education institutions and other organisations, Professor Pam Fredman, the go ...
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Ongoing financial, management woes for flagship university

University World News - February 15, 2019 - 4:12pm
It has been ranked the best institution for higher learning in East Africa, according to the latest Webometrics ranking of world universities released in January, but can the credentials of the Un ...
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