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World-class universities and the global common good

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:04
The OECD publishes data on the contribution of higher education to relational common goods. The consistent story is that higher education contributes to graduate agency which in turn builds sociab ...

The politics of quality assurance in higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:02
In an age of mass and increasingly internationalised higher education, it has become the norm that both universities and quality assurance agencies are subject to external scrutiny. Yet it is beco ...

Why a boycott of universities does not make sense

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:00
As a result of the ongoing challenges related to the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, there have been calls from academics to cut ties with Myanmar's higher education institutions. At a time when My ...

Universities warned against issuing fake degrees

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:45
Universities in Uganda have been warned against issuing 'fake' degrees to people seeking to advance their careers, writes Andrew Ssenyonga for New Vision.

The Execut ...

Ministry boosts job opportunities for disabled graduates

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:42
The Higher Education Ministry will be cooperating with the Development of Persons with Disabilities Department in an effort to ensure disabled graduates in Malaysia obtain employment opportunities ...

65% of university seniors rejected job offer - Survey

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:40
Around 65% of university seniors in Japan had turned down one or more job offers as of October amid a nationwide labour shortage, reports The Japan Times.

According ...

Six universities told to change advertising claims

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:39
The advertising watchdog has told six United Kingdom universities to take down marketing claims that could be misleading. Leicester, East Anglia, Strathclyde, Falmouth, Teesside and the University ...

Deemed institutions told to drop the word 'university'

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:38
In a letter dated 10 November, the University Grants Commission, India's higher education authority, has asked 123 Deemed-to-be-Universities to drop the word 'university' from their names, reports ...

Beijing universities offer HIV self-test kits

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:37
Local news reports in China say 11 universities in Haidian District of Beijing now offer HIV self-test kits in campus vending machines, writes Sun Wenyu for People's Daily Onl ...

Universities urged to overhaul mental health support

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:35
The mother of a student who took his own life while at Oxford University, just days after he had been told to take a medical leave of absence from his studies, is calling for an overhaul of the wa ...

Scottish universities to widen student access

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:34
Universities across Scotland have vowed to widen access to people from the most deprived areas of the country at a faster rate. Action to be taken includes contextualised admissions, making cleare ...

National meeting held to discuss university media course

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:33
A national consultation on course development, titled "Conflict Coverage and Crisis Communications", for mass media departments of universities was jointly organised by the Pakistan Peace Collecti ...

Top university's law programme under existential threat

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:32
When it comes to teaching law, the University of Cape Town is ranked in the top 100 universities internationally. Yet in a shock move, South Africa's Council on Higher Education last week informed ...

Dejection as university entrance exam postponed by quake

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:30
South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection last Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a 'life assignment exam' by some, was postponed ...

Scientists point to increasing pressure to publish

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:29
Scientists and researchers say that Singapore is at far greater risk of academic fraud now, given the increasingly competitive academic environment, writes Yuen Sin for The St ...

Australian academic claims China book was 'censored'

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:28
An Australian author has said a publisher withdrew plans to release his book about alleged Chinese influence in Australia due to fears of "retaliation" by Beijing, reports ...

Government mulls income-contingent student loans

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:27
The Japanese government is considering major reform to the higher education tuition system by moving to an income-contingent loan scheme similar to systems in Australia, England, Hungary, the Neth ...

Government announces tax relief for private universities

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:26
Ghana's government has announced that privately-owned universities will be granted some tax reliefs, thereby enabling them to thrive and admit more students, reports GhanaWeb ...

A last-minute fight against graduate student tax hike

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:25
University leaders and education groups are urging the United States Congress to reconsider provisions in the House GOP tax bill that would mean huge tax hikes for graduate students - that they wa ...

Universities to be allowed to hire on higher salaries

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:24
Universities in Ireland are to be allowed to hire staff on salaries higher than that of the Taoiseach (prime minister) under new measures aimed at attracting top talent to the third-level sector, ...

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