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Stressed students demand more time for exams, essays

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:47
New figures show that the number of university students demanding extra time in exams due to mental health problems has surged in recent years, writes Luke Mintz for The Teleg ...

Politicians among those who have certificates revoked

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:46
A number of universities have revoked degree and diploma certificates awarded to students through fraudulent means, among them politicians, as they comply with tough requirements from the higher e ...

President unveils online education portal

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:45
President Pranab Mukherjee recently launched the SWAYAM - Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds - and SWAYAM Prabha platforms which offer digital classrooms at school, college and ...

Opposition leader calls for autonomous universities

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:43
Greece needs modern, autonomous universities that will serve an open society, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an article published in Kathimerini newspaper's Sunday edition ...

Tuition fees architect calls for their scrapping

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:42
Tuition fees have become so "politically diseased" they should be scrapped, says one of the politicians who designed them, writes Caroline Mortimer for the Independe ...

University returned to federal government after 10 years

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:40
The African Union Mission in Somalia last week handed back to the federal government a university which it has used as a military base over the last decade, writes Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban for ...

Civil War-era law used to punish scientific fraudsters

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:38
Duke University is at the heart of a potentially blockbuster lawsuit involving three of its scientists. The suit is the latest attempt to use a 19th-century law for relatively new purposes: puttin ...

Kagame calls for more higher education investment

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:36
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said recently that Africa still grapples with low numbers of graduates in tertiary education and research and called for heavy investment in the sector, writes Peter ...

UK university plans post-Brexit campus in Germany

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:34
If plans proceed as reported, King's College London will become the first institution for higher education in the United Kingdom to establish a physical campus on the European continent in the aft ...

China sets up first large-scale university in Malaysia

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:33
Beijing's push for overseas influence extends to the education sector, with the opening of Xiamen University Malaysia outside Kuala Lumpur, write Vincent Bevins and Tom Phillips for the ...

Government revamps Obama-era student protections

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:30
Step by step, the Trump administration is walking back policies and rules in higher education that its predecessor said were needed to protect students who rely on federal funding to pursue a degr ...

Details emerge on abduction, torture of protest student

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:29
Details have emerged on the abduction and torture of a student activist, Fanuel Kaseke, who took part in last month's fees protest at the University of Zimbabwe, reports News2 ...

Private equity group builds pan-African HE platform

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:27
UK-based private equity firm Actis, which specialises in emerging markets, has created a US$275 million higher education platform spanning nine countries in Africa as it looks to cater to rapidly ...

Research universities obtain billions from investments

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:26
Investments amounting to MYR5.58 billion (US$1.3 billion) by the government in five research universities in the country from 2007 until 2015 generated returns of MYR7.17 billion, reports ...

Most Republicans say colleges are bad for America

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:25
America's colleges are harming the country, the majority of Republicans now say. It's a strong downward slide in public opinion that, some experts fear, could exacerbate growing divides among Amer ...

Google accused of paying millions for research backing

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:20
Google has influenced academic research by paying millions of dollars each year to academics and scholars who produce papers that support its business and policy goals, according to report publish ...

Purge of academics has reached a 'staggering' scale - SAR

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:17
In the year since the attempted coup in Turkey, a "staggering" number of academics have faced criminal investigations, detentions, prosecutions, mass dismissal, expulsion and restrictions on trave ...

Pan-African food and biomass network launched

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:38
The first pan-African expert network on food and non-food biomass has been launched by Germany's Center for Development Research, or ZEF, and the Ghana-based Forum for Agricultural Research in Afr ...

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