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Trump's denial triggers 500 marches for science globally

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:05
The world's first March for Science will be held on Saturday 22 April, led by a flagship event in Washington DC in the ...

Where every tertiary student is a potential data point

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:36
It's a little strange to hear students being referred to as "potential test subjects" by a college president. But when the college in question is online-only and enrols 80,000 students w ...

Amnesty condemns academic's arrest for insulting president

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:34
Ugandan university lecturer and activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has been arrested on charges of 'cyber harassment' and 'offensive communication' against the office of the president, a move that has been ...

New insight into what international students do next

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:32
Some 51% of international graduates remain in New Zealand five years after completing their qualification and some 39% remain after eight years, according to a Ministry of Education report publish ...

Two key universities suffer from lack of leadership

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:30
Two of Kenya's largest universities are suffering leadership crises after operating without permanent or substantive vice-chancellors for nearly a year - in contravention of the law.

The situa ...

Brand is key challenge for international recruitment

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:20
Brand awareness is the key challenge facing universities in recruiting international students, according to an audience poll of a global webinar on ...

High dropout rates - Technology to the rescue?

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:14
With a high proportion of university students in South Africa dropping out before graduation, many in their first year of study, higher education institutions are turning to technology in an attem ...

The value of PhDs has shifted but is still disputed

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:12
Doctoral education in Sweden took a radical step forward when it switched to a four-year study period and allowed published articles to replace a single thesis, but the value of the doctorate is s ...

Right time for Australia and India to engage on HE

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:08
In 2060, India will be the most populous country, and likely have the largest economy, in the world. Roughly 20 million young people turn 18 every year, and according to some estimates, India's mi ...

Higher education for refugees - A call for action

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:04
At a time when issues related to refugees and the integration of immigrants are becoming key policy questions across different countries and regions, the international community needs to focus on ...

To remain a gateway to work, universities must change

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:02
A tipping point is being reached in post-secondary education, particularly for traditional colleges and universities. This tipping point is taking place over an extended period of time and has bee ...

Why fewer international students could be good news

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:00
The international student enrollment bubble at US universities might be beginning to burst and that may not be bad news. According to ...

'Rolling Stone' settles with former university dean

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:26
Rolling Stone has reached a confidential settlement with Nicole Eramo, a former University of Virginia associate dean who had sued the magazine alleging that it defamed her in a 2014 story ...

Top university adds voice to criticism of President Zuma

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:24
The University of Cape Town has joined the University of the Witwatersrand in adding to the chorus criticising President Jacob Zuma's government, writes Aphiwe Deklerk for Bus ...

Northern Ireland universities unite against jobs threat

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:22
Business groups, universities and the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland have joined forces in a final appeal to Stormont to restore a working government - or face job cuts, writes John Mulgrew ...

Relying on women, not rewarding them

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:20
Women shoulder a disproportionately large workload at home in ways that might disadvantage them professionally. But are female professors also "taking care of the academic family" via disproportio ...

Universities wary as parastatals start training schools

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:18
Universities and other tertiary institutions have warned government against duplicating their roles by establishing training institutions within parastatals to teach similar courses they are manda ...

International student numbers increase by nearly 6%

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:16
The number of international students in Germany reached 340,305 in 2016, according to recent statistics from the German Academic Exchange Service, up almost 6% from the year before, writes Natalie ...

Record numbers of graduates, but not all find jobs

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:14
A record-breaking 8 million students will graduate from Chinese universities in 2017. This figure is nearly 10 times higher than it was in 1997 and is more than double the number of students who w ...

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