Higher Education News

Ministers seek Asia-Europe cooperation on skills gap

University World News - April 29, 2015 - 11:14pm
Collaboration between universities in Europe and Asia can help improve quality of education, student mobility and ultimately the employability of graduates, a conference of Asian and European high ...
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Earthquake destroys university and school buildings

University World News - April 29, 2015 - 8:22pm
The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25 April has caused widespread damage to education buildings, including to the facilities and colleges of Nepal's main university, and all col ...
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Quinnipiac president criticized after showing up at loud student party

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 29, 2015 - 6:29pm

Quinnipiac's leader shows up at a loud off-campus student party, to the delight of attendees. When video of the event circulates, his comments infuriate local leaders.

 

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US and UK dominate global subject rankings

University World News - April 29, 2015 - 5:24pm
The US and the UK together dominate the rest of the world in the latest QS World University Rankings by ...
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New ranking system links colleges' and students' characteristics to graduate economic outcomes

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Brookings report rates several thousand two- and four-year colleges on graduates' economic outcomes, and by controlling for student traits, strives to measure the value the institutions themselves add.

Editorial Tags: Rankings
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Visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap. One college says it does them better.

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

If visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap, one college says it does them better.

Editorial Tags: FacultyHiringGraduate studentsImage Source: College of the Holy CrossImage Caption: Scott Malia, center, was a visiting assistant professor at the College of the Holy Cross before he landed a tenure-track job there.
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Technological advances spur creation of new online M.B.A. programs

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

U of Southern California becomes the latest institution to launch an online M.B.A. program, joining what program directors describe as a market in an “experimental phase.”

Editorial Tags: Business schoolsImage Source: Carnegie Mellon UniversityImage Caption: A professor hosts a live online session with M.B.A. students.
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Colleges and the Education Department scramble to help former Corinthian students amid largest college shutdown

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Education Department and community colleges try to help Corinthian students transfer, but Senate Democrats and consumer groups complain about for-profits as a transfer option.

Editorial Tags: Education DepartmentFor-profit collegesImage Source: Casa Loma College
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New presidents or provosts: Granite Frederick Hanover Hood Lees-McRae Lone Star Memphis St. Leo TAMU

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm
  • Andrea E. Chapdelaine, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College, in Pennsylvania, has been appointed president of Hood College, in Maryland.
Editorial Tags: College administrationNew presidents
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CSIRO staff take industrial action

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:48pm
CSIRO staff will launch a campaign of administrative disobedience over the pace of enterprise negotiations.
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Aussie unis climb international ladder

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 7:00am
Australia’s higher education system has come third on a ranking based on performance across 36 disciplines.
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Pollution weighs on newborns

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 5:00am
Scientists have demonstrated pollution’s impact on the unborn in a study linking foul air with birth weight.
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Discovery ‘could lead to HIV cure’

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
WA researchers have uncovered a process found to effectively control HIV that could be lead to a cure for the deadly disease.
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Lomborg’s critics ‘snobs’

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
A storm is brewing over the credibility — or otherwise — of political scientist Bjorn Lomborg’s research record.
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Sci-fi less confronting: Hawking

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
The world’s most recognisable scientist says people find science fiction less confronting than reality.
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Discounted online funding row

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
TAFE Directors Australia have proposed online delivery should get only discounted funding.
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Silence allows stain to spread

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
NSW ICAC recently expressed concerns about the potential for corruption in that state’s universities.
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Hysteria over Lomborg is ideological

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
This Dane can’t be great. He’s not a left-winger.
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Four pillars for education

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
We should develop our good educational system into the best in the world.
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Pitfalls in gauging research

The Australian - April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
Judging the quality and impact of research produced by academics has always been a challenge.
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