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Chronicle of Higher Education: Hobart and William Smith President Resigns Following Plagiarism Allegations

Gregory J. Vincent quit just weeks after The Chronicle first reported that he had appeared to plagiarize parts of his dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Chronicle of Higher Education: How Are Black Colleges Doing? Better Than You Think, Study Finds

New research finds that black students are more likely to graduate within six years at historically black colleges than at predominantly white ones.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Southern Illinois Shelves Plan to Transfer $5 Million From Flagship to Other Campus

The Edwardsville campus, which is growing, lost its shot for now at an additional $5.1 million in state funds. But Carbondale’s internal discord hasn’t inspired confidence.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Can Closing a Humanities College Save A University?

Facing a budget squeeze, the U. of Central Missouri fast-tracks a vote on folding several departments into existing colleges. Faculty worry that the academic mission will suffer.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Can Closing a Humanities College Save a University?

Facing a budget squeeze, the U. of Central Missouri fast-tracks a vote on folding several departments into existing colleges. Faculty worry that the academic mission will suffer.

Greater investment needed to nurture 'culture of science'

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:54
Science and technology are seen as key to Africa's transformation and growth but greater investment in higher education and research institutions is needed if a 'culture of science' is to take roo ...

Bridging the gap for women in science and technology

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:52
Attempts to bridge the gap between women and men in science and technology fields are unlikely to be fully successful unless there are equal opportunities for women at the levels of education, car ...

Next Einstein Forum 2018

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:50
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering, held every two years, is a unique international science forum with a strong focus on Africa. The forum connects science, society and policy in Afric ...

Tax agreement could deter academics from going abroad

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:14
The Danish government and the Danish People's Party struck a tax agreement in February that will introduce a residence requirement for the right to receive unemployment benefits. But the proposal ...

Join our new partnership programme for universities

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:12
Join our new partnership programme for universities and help to support independent journalism on higher education.

University World News has launched a partnership programme to e ...

The importance of listening to university stakeholders

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:10
It can be a formidable, revealing as well as exciting and certainly necessary part of any university's regular planning and improvement agenda to engage in open discussions with its key stakeholde ...

Turning talk on higher education diversity into action

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:04
In an era of mass higher education and globalised competition for students, resources and reputation, if universities are to be successful they need to draw on all parts of society when recruiting ...

Get serious about tackling sexual assault on campus

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:02
In the wake of horrendous cases of sexual abuse and harassment, the #MeToo and Time's Up movements have shone a spotlight on how activism can work in the public arena. Clearly social media have be ...

The SDGs are challenging the way we teach our students

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:00
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are challenging the way in which universities educate their students.

The challenge, however, does not lie merely in the content of the SDGs' goals, tar ...

Two more universities in basketball inducement probe

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:26
The University of Kansas and North Carolina State University have become embroiled in the college sport inducement scandal after federal prosecutors in New York elected to expand the case, which i ...

Universities must review poorly attended courses

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:24
A study of the placement data released by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service showed that some courses did not attract any students, raising questions as to why taxpayers ...

Affirmative action policy boosts disabled student numbers

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:22
After five years of failed attempts, student Renato Xavier de Oliveira finally managed to get into a public university this year, relying on an affirmative action policy for disabled people establ ...

Highly-ranked state university will mentor others

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:20
One of India's top 10 institutions, Savitribai Phule Pune University, will mentor other universities in the state of Maharashtra to help them fare better in the National Institutional Ranking Fram ...

Universities discuss cooperation to boost science

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:18
A delegation from the University of Dubai recently visited the People's Republic of China to discuss scientific and academic cooperation with Peking and Ningxia universities and the Confucius Inst ...

Bridging the skills gap through technology

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:16
Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of mission at the embassy of the People's Republic of China in Islamabad, has said that Pakistani students would be given opportunities to acquire contemporary education ...

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