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Universities brace for university commissioner changes

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:21
With the exit of current Commission for University Education CEO David Some, Kenya's higher education is headed for major changes that will have a huge impact on how universities operate and the p ...

Taiwan university graduate suspected of espionage

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:20
A Chinese man who graduated from a Taiwan university has been detained on suspicion of spying for China, the first known case of a Chinese student being investigated for espionage since 2011, repo ...

Lecturers to learn about disruptive technology from CEOs

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:20
The Malaysian government is sending 30 public university lecturers to train under 10 chief executive officers for six months to a year, to show the educators the impact of disruptive technology in ...

University entry change unlikely despite concerns

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:19
University entrance requirements are unlikely to change despite a review that found widespread concern over first-year students' literacy and numeracy abilities, writes Adele Redmond for ...

Insourcing of workers at universities - Uneven progress

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:18
Only one university in the Western Cape has brought all workers onto its payroll, despite all four universities beginning debates on insourcing, one of the rallying cries during the Fees Must Fall ...

Universities urged to develop rail infrastructure courses

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:17
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, Gbenga Ashafa, has called on faculties of engineering in Nigerian universities to immediately commence the training of rail infrastructure e ...

New university thesis topics reflect local contributions

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:16
After scrapping foreign authors from the syllabus, the University of Rajasthan's commerce department has suggested new topics for dissertations which include Vedas and management, Lord Krishna, Lo ...

Nobel Prize winner hopes to study at Oxford University

University World News Global Edition - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 01:13
Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize winning activist who narrowly avoided death after being shot by the Taliban, has revealed that she intends to study at a British university, writes Niamh McIntyre ...

Students emerge as prime targets for Ponzi schemes

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 23:21
Calls for greater government action have been made as university students have emerged as prime targets for Ponzi scheme fraud.

This after at least 4,000 students from one university were threa ...

Universities must address local and global challenges

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:31
Universities face a dual and potentially conflicting responsibility to address both the local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contri ...

New ban halted, but foreign student applications fall

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:06
Two federal judges last week blocked President Donald Trump's new executive order temporarily banning entry into the United States from six Muslim countries - Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan an ...

Institute of International Education (IIE) - Platform for Education in Emergencies Response

International Association of Universities - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 09:30

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education have launched an online clearinghouse to connect displaced students with opportunities to continue their education in safety around the world.

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Trump plans deep cuts to higher education spending

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:36
President Donald Trump laid out the spending priorities for his administration on Thursday, releasing a budget 'blueprint' that includes a US$9 billion cut for the United States Department of Educ ...

Power of e-learning for renewable energy sector - Study

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:34
At a time when distance education and e-learning are becoming increasingly popular and accessible, there remains insufficient awareness around the use of educational technologies in the field of r ...

Push for foreign students to stay on to work in Japan

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:32
Japan is hiring foreign talent and it is now a top priority that international students attending Japanese universities stay on in the country, with the government offering new incentives such as ...

As strike ends, universities commit to making up lost time

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:30
After 54 days of strike action, teaching and learning finally resumed in public universities in Kenya last week Tuesday with university councils being tasked with re-working the semester timetable ...

Dental plaque DNA shows Neanderthals used 'aspirin'

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:20
Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neanderthals - our nearest extinct relatives - has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their u ...

Rebuilding a national university after decades of war

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:18
After leaving Somalia at the height of the civil war to work in universities in Italy and Canada, Professor Mohamed Ahmed Jimale returned to the ravaged Somalian capital of Mogadishu in 2012 with ...

Talent drive looks to bring in international students

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:14
China has stepped up its drive to lure overseas talent in its bid to become an innovation economy, less dependent on trade in manufactured goods. New measures include allowing foreign students to ...

Seeking globally mobile students in a world in turmoil

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:12
The political and economic changes of the past year will have a far-reaching impact on the future mobility patterns of students. The vote for Brexit and Donald Trump's triumph in the United States ...

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