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US university will not back down on Dalai Lama invite

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:26
A university in California has said it will not back down over its decision to invite the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, to this year's commencement ceremony, despite strenuous objectio ...

Students not abandoning pen and paper - 10-nation study

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:30
Reading and writing skills are changing with the use of digital technologies, "but students still see benefits of reading and writing with paper which they continue to use, especially to convey pr ...

Undocumented students' fears escalate after arrest

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 09:16
The arrest and threatened deportation of a 23-year-old Mexican immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally when he was seven - but had a valid work permit under Barack Obama's deferre ...

Eleven universities face insolvency - Report

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:34
Eleven Kenyan universities, including the country's flagship institution, are insolvent and unable to meet their financial obligations, according to a new auditor general's report.

The universi ...

Knowledge City to boost science education and research

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:32
In an effort to establish itself as a regional hub for higher education, science and technology, Egypt plans to set up a Knowledge City in the new administrative capital east of Cairo that will ho ...

Universities body moves to curtail religious tensions

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:30
An order in Nigeria emanating from a state university management team, which seemed to ban the activities of any student society other than a Muslim-aligned organisation, is likely to be rescinded ...

Preparing Arab-nation students for study in the West

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:18
Despite facilitating several scholarship initiatives aimed at students, most Arab universities in Africa are not adequately preparing students to optimise learning opportunities at foreign univers ...

Universities take their own inventions to market

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:16
When the creators of Liftupp presented a research paper on their new system for developing and assessing dental students to a meeting of United Kingdom-wide heads of schools in 2011, they received ...

Universities develop approach to fighting fake news

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:14
One of the Philippines' most prestigious universities is working to combat the spread of misinformation online as academics use their subject knowledge and authoritative expertise to fight against ...

Against a managerialist approach to higher education

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:08
Universities worldwide are increasingly under pressure to demonstrate their educational quality through performance-oriented evaluation procedures. But how do academics and students understand the ...

United we stand - Student resistance to Donald Trump

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:06
What is the role of universities in Donald Trump's America? Ever since Trump took office on 20 January 2017, shock after shock has hit the nation. In his first 12 days in office, Trump signed 18 e ...

Support teaching to build a stronger ASEAN community

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:04
After launching in November 2015, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Community now has to focus on increasing regional integration across all its three pillars: the ASEAN Economic ...

Changing times, challenging university structures

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:02
At one time a basic education was considered to be successfully completed with a certificate from a secondary school. Its importance was evidenced by the fact that, internationally, that education ...

Future of outward higher education internationalisation

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 07:04
In a recent book, I define internationalisation as the process of integrating a higher education institut ...

Auditors criticise science super-campus near Paris

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:02
France's government auditor has taken a sharp swipe at efforts to develop a science super-campus near Paris that, by 2020, was supposed to rival the world's top campus universities, such as Americ ...

Legal academics urge PM to cancel Trump visit

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:01
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged by 250 legal academics to cancel Donald Trump's state visit and scale back Britain's support for the United States until he reverses his positions ...

More than nine in 10 universities restrict free speech

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:00
More than nine in 10 universities in the United Kingdom are restrictive of free speech, according to a new report that raises concerns over the issue of censorship on campuses, writes Rachael Pell ...

Campus violence rising across the country

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:00
Campus violence is on the rise in universities across Pakistan. More than a dozen clashes have been reported during a six-month period between student wings of various religious, political and eth ...

Dalai Lama invite by US-Indian chancellor angers China

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:59
India will face serious consequences if its overseas citizens meddle in Chinese affairs by courting and promoting Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama, a Chinese newspaper has said, continuing the recent ...

Students gives state deadline to end lecturer strike

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:58
University student leaders in Kenya have given the government a deadline to deal with a lecturer strike or face student unrest, writes Emmanuel Wanjala for The Star.