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IITs corner over 40% of higher education increase

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:49
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on 1 February a 10% increase in the overall budget for education with a bigger thrust on higher education. Of the Rs7,292 crore hike (Rs72.92 billion or US$ ...

Debate intensifies over private higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:48
Debate has intensified in recent weeks and months in Greece over the possibility of giving privately run colleges university status, which is currently prohibited by Article 16 of the Greek consti ...

Ministers prepare to vote on academic boycott bill

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:47
The Ministerial Committee on Legislation is to vote on Sunday 12 February on a bill that would cut state funding for academic institutions that employ professors who support boycotts of Israel, wr ...

Top universities face looming leadership vacuum

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:46
As the universities grapple with the crisis of fee increases, some could soon have to search for new leaders to steer them into the future, as several prominent university vice-chancellors are set ...

New figures expose class divide in higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:45
New figures appear to show that well-off families still have a firm grip on university places, despite the rapid expansion of higher education and the introduction of 'free fees' two decades ago, ...

Ministry revokes university licences in occupied areas

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:45
Ukraine's Education and Science Ministry has revoked the licences of higher education institutions located in temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Crimea and the city of ...

Controversial education bill gets Gujarat governor's nod

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:43
After thinking it over for nearly 10 months, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli approved the controversial Gujarat Higher Education Council Act-2016 on 1 February giving the state government overar ...

Universities must counter 'post-truths', warns academic

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:42
A South African journal editor has said that scientists and universities have a duty to face down 'post-truths' and ensure they have credibility, reports The Huffington Post S ...

Joe Biden secures jobs at two universities

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 22:41
Former United States vice president Joe Biden soon will begin working for both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware, heading a new centre and institute that will address f ...

ACE and ACUE Announce Landmark Collaboration to Advance Student Success Through Effective College Instruction

American Council on Education - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:34
The shared goal of the collaboration is to dramatically expand the use of effective teaching practices to benefit students, faculty and institutions.

Universities can nurture leaders of social change

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:52
Can universities be crucibles of transformative leadership developing students to be capable of making an impact on society?

A key challenge is that university missions are not set up for devel ...

University research collaboration is key to meeting SDGs

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:50
Africa's ability to meet the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals is closely tied up with its research capacity, which hands universities on the continent a particular responsibility for ...

Universities better than governments at achieving SDGs

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:48
The task of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are beyond the capabilities and interests of governments, which means universities around the world, including those in Africa, have ...

Sanctions study tender - 'No innocent research project'

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:34
The government has awarded the tender to carry out a scientific study of the economic impact of Western sanctions to a consortium of researchers at the University of Zimbabwe in a move that critic ...

eLearning partnership opens doors to 10 million students

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:32
A landmark agreement signed between the 380-member Association of African Universities, or AAU, and Africa's largest online education platform eLearnAfrica will enable 10 million students to acces ...

Universities held back by low research output - Report

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:30
The 2016 benchmarking report for the World Bank-initiated Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology or PASET shows that research output remains low in Sub-Saharan Afri ...

Court rebukes Trump's travel ban

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:28
In a decision Thursday night, three judges on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit refused a request from the Trump administration to reinstate a travel ban that had temporarily barred vi ...

Manufacturing internationalisation of higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:10
Times Higher Education or THE has not shied away from experimenting with alternative approaches to university rankings. It has made a virtue of the art of calibrating concept, form a ...

Leading the way to high-skilled jobs?

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:08
Creating high-skilled and relevant jobs will help the world's youngest region - with close to 60% of its population under 25 years old - and to do that it requires dynamic new higher education lea ...

Towards collaborative governance of universities

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 08:06
Governments in Asia have expended serious effort and concentrated resources on helping a few universities improve their ranking in global university leagues. These efforts have resulted in the gra ...

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