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Fee waivers bid to draw top students from Asia, Africa

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:49
The government has begun a drive to attract more foreign students to India's leading higher education institutions, allocating 15,000 places a year at the top 160 universities and colleges for at ...

Political row stokes 'ongoing academic corruption' fears

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:56
A row over whether or not the president of the Community of Madrid used her influence to obtain a masters degree has led to 30 university professors from across Spain signing a petition to denounc ...

Minister resigns over NTU president appointment fiasco

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:19
Taiwan's Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung has resigned over his refusal to sign off the highly controversial appointment of a new president for National Taiwan University (NTU) until key questi ...

Caution greets private universities twinning requirement

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:00
New private universities will not be allowed to operate in Egypt unless they have collaboration agreements with institutions rated among the top 50 universities in the world, according to Egyptian ...

Equity both about getting in - and on - at university

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 05:00
Higher education in the United Kingdom is riddled with inequalities, says Ben Whittaker, National Union of Students (NUS) director of student voice and influence. For many students, opportunities ...

New anti-plagiarism laws not tough enough - Academics

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:40
India's tough new anti-plagiarism law drawn up by the higher education regulatory body, the University Grants Commission or UGC, which sets out graded punishments depending on the seriousness of t ...

Putin to boost science research funding by 150%

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:16
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to increase funding of national science by 150% over current levels by the end of the year, according to the press service of the Presidential Adminis ...

Plagiarism seen to be aiding drop in education standards

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:02
The quality of Nigerian university graduates continues to be a source of concern with many of the country's academics and stakeholders pointing to the prevalence of plagiarism and academic dishone ...

Chinese partnership to boost HE infrastructure

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:00
Zimbabwe and China have developed a framework that will pave the way for skills and infrastructure development at Zimbabwean universities and in other sectors as the African government pushes to c ...

Higher education and equality - Action urgently needed

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:02
Significant gains in widening participation and promoting equality in universities could be made by shifting from an admissions system based on 'formal' meritocracy to one of 'fair' meritocracy, s ...

Nations join emerging multi-polar global science system

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:56
Research-intensive universities now operate as a single network on a world scale with more and more nations entering this open system particularly built around science research. It is a global net ...

The role of universities in an era of authoritarianism

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:00
Globalisation of higher education is an extraordinary social achievement and has turned universities into the most diverse, multicultural and plural of all global communities. However, it has invo ...

Centre for Global Higher Education Conference

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:30
The third international conference of the Centre for Global Higher Education or CGHE, held in London on 11 April and titled "The New Geopolitics of Higher Education", explored issues such as the g ...

Greater investment needed to nurture 'culture of science'

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

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

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

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 ...

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