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University reopens as army calls for end to unrest

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:00
A semblance of normality has been restored at the University of Zimbabwe and examinations are scheduled to go ahead on Thursday this week after the military on Monday night called on students to e ...

Universities clarify cooperation with industry, society

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:08
University heads in Germany have adopted a resolution clarifying cooperation between higher education, industry and society at their members' assembly in Potsdam.

Germany's Hochschulrektoren ...

Foreign students 'sent from heaven' - former minister

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:06
Sofie Carsten Nielsen, Denmark's minister for higher education and science in 2014-15 and now a spokesperson for the radical left party, has proposed a grant order to encourage international stude ...

Over 186,000 Indian students in US, but growth rate drops

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:04
The number of Indian students studying in the United States has nearly doubled in the last five years to more than 186,000, according to Open Doors data published last week. However, the growth ra ...

Paul Simon study abroad act back on legislative cards

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:02
America's influential Association of International Educators, known as NAFSA, has welcomed the introduction of the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act to the House of Representatives. The ...

Academics at one more university resist online courses

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:01
Professors at Eastern Michigan University in the United States are objecting to its partnership with a private company to market and support online programmes, making it the latest institution to ...

New international student numbers decline for first time

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:00
The number of new international students in the United States declined by 3% in 2016-17 - dropping for the first time in the 12 years since the Open Doors survey of the Institute of International ...

Science academy launches open access publishing platform

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:34
The African Academy of Sciences, or AAS, is launching its own publication platform early next year that guarantees researchers immediate publication of articles and other research outputs without ...

Universities brace for workforce review and job cuts

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:32
The Kenyan government has kicked off a fresh round of audits of state universities which will see campus closures, prosecution of top managers in defaulting institutions, massive job cuts and a ra ...

First university ranking prompts mixed reaction

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:30
A ranking of Bangladesh's private universities, published by two prominent media outlets, prompted mixed reactions in Bangladesh.

While students and teachers of some private universities that ...

Dispute over first veterinary school in half a century

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:12
Heated debate - both political and academic - over the establishment of a new veterinary school in Japan after a lacuna of 52 years has highlighted the excruciating challenges that face the countr ...

What to do about sexual harassment on campuses

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:10
We are witnessing a virtual tsunami of lists of well-known men in academia, policy-making, the entertainment industry, hospitality and the food industry who are being accused of sexual harassment. ...

Linking female students' access to success

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:08
While significant improvements have been made in female student access rates in universities in Ethiopia, high attrition rates remain a challenge.

Since 2000 the Ethiopian higher education sect ...

World-class universities and the global common good

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:04
The OECD publishes data on the contribution of higher education to relational common goods. The consistent story is that higher education contributes to graduate agency which in turn builds sociab ...

The politics of quality assurance in higher education

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:02
In an age of mass and increasingly internationalised higher education, it has become the norm that both universities and quality assurance agencies are subject to external scrutiny. Yet it is beco ...

Why a boycott of universities does not make sense

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:00
As a result of the ongoing challenges related to the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, there have been calls from academics to cut ties with Myanmar's higher education institutions. At a time when My ...

Universities warned against issuing fake degrees

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:45
Universities in Uganda have been warned against issuing 'fake' degrees to people seeking to advance their careers, writes Andrew Ssenyonga for New Vision.

The Execut ...

Ministry boosts job opportunities for disabled graduates

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:42
The Higher Education Ministry will be cooperating with the Development of Persons with Disabilities Department in an effort to ensure disabled graduates in Malaysia obtain employment opportunities ...

65% of university seniors rejected job offer - Survey

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:40
Around 65% of university seniors in Japan had turned down one or more job offers as of October amid a nationwide labour shortage, reports The Japan Times.

According ...