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Universities still grappling with travel ban limbo

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:18
President Donald Trump announced his executive order barring travellers, including students, from a half-dozen predominantly Muslim countries shortly after he took office in late January. But even ...

Bridging the inter-generational chasm in higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:58
Universities and their leaders have a "social and moral responsibility" to place inequality and social justice at the core of their public purpose concerns, and to address the "massive socio-cultu ...

Scaling walls and building bridges in higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:57
Elite universities create walls to exclude disadvantaged communities by applying a decontextualised version of academic merit which assumes that all students regardless of social background have a ...

SOAS students explain stance on decolonisation

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:56
Students from the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies, or SOAS, University of London hit the headlines at the start of this year for their campaign to "Decolonise Our Minds&quo ...

Desperate students look to campus politics for solutions

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:54
Higher education students, tired of enduring high levels of economic stress and desperate for political change, are joining campus-based student unions in their numbers despite concerns around the ...

Heads of state declare common higher education area

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:52
Heads of East African states declared the transformation of the East African Community, or EAC, into a Common Higher Education Area, which will facilitate the recognition of academic certificates ...

International standing required for university status

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:50
Norway's quality assurance agency is now assessing an institution's international standing in particular fields before granting university status, but the move is proving controversial with sector ...

India deepens higher education cooperation with Egypt

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:48
India and Egypt have unveiled a higher education cooperation plan that includes setting up a joint institution, networking among universities in the two countries and enhancing student and academi ...

Three universities rated 'very international' in index

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:46
The number of universities judged to be 'very international' has jumped from one to three in this year's 'internationalisation index', the rating developed by the Swedish Foundation for Internatio ...

Anglophone crisis - Academics, students stand firm

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:44
Schools, universities and law courts remain shuttered in two provinces of Anglophone Cameroon as students, academics, school teachers and lawyers continue to paralyse activities in protest against ...

Predatory journals - A threat to academic credibility

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:42
Predatory journals and their publishers, driven solely by profit motives, are posing an increasing threat to academic credibility and to individual reputations.

"In academia today there is huge ...

The textbook - Not a substitute for teaching in HE

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:40
Textbooks have been around for a very long time. And textbooks are still set as compulsory purchases for students on many undergraduate university courses.

Publishers continue to visit universi ...

Why data-driven science is more than just a buzzword

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:38
Forget looking through a telescope at the stars. An astronomer today is more likely to be online: digitally scheduling observations, running them remotely on a telescope in the desert, and downloa ...

Higher education should embrace digital possibilities

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:34
Digital - the convergence of social media, mobile and the web - has ...

A gloomy outlook for private higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:32
Vietnam's first non-state university, Thang Long University, was founded in 1988 by a group of intellectuals. It had to wait for five years to be recognised as a successful pilot of a non-state hi ...

Higher education on the brink of disastrous closures

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:30
There is near consensus among the global community that no country can develop or compete in the global marketplace without establishing universities that provide quality higher education and cond ...

Gamification - The future of graduate recruitment

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:28
A few years ago digital transformation stopped being an option and became a necessity for companies. In a dynamic and competitive landscape, technology and innovation are the backbone of the most ...

University to set up ninja studies centre

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:09
A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world's first research centre devoted to ninja - the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth, reports AFP ...

West Bank student election win reflects political mood

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:07
A student group ideologically aligned with Hamas has won the most seats for the third year in a row in an election held at Birzeit University in the occupied West Bank in a result that, according ...

125 doctorates expected from new Swedish funding

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:06
The Swedish government has agreed to support the training of 125 PhD and 147 masters students and 65 post-doctoral fellows over the next five years, following a new cooperation agreement reached w ...

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