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[UK] University is about to get even more expensive thanks to Brexit

[UK] University is about to get even more expensive thanks to Brexit | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The cost of going to university is about to become even more expensive as a result of the Brexit vote, the former business secretary Sir Vince Cable has warned. (...) - The Independent, by Rachael Pells, 03 Nov 2016

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[Turkey] Decrees threaten university autonomy, sack 1,267 staff

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has taken direct control of the appointment of university rectors and a further 1,267 academics have been dismissed. The measures were outlined in two new decrees (675 and 676) published in the Turkish Official Journal on 29 October.  (...) - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley, 01 November 2016 Issue No:435
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[US] University opens without any teachers

A university without any teachers has opened in California this month. It's called 42 – the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – and will train about a thousand students a year in coding and software development, writes Matt Pickles for the BBC. (...) - University World News, BBC, 28 October 2016
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EU applications to UK universities down 9 per cent after Brexit vote

EU applications to UK universities down 9 per cent after Brexit vote | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ucas data for early deadline courses are first sign of possible reaction to referendum result


The number of European Union students applying to early deadline university courses in the UK has fallen by 9 per cent in the wake of the country’s vote in favour of Brexit.(...) - Times Higher Education, by Chris Havergal, October 27, 2016

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Brexit is the 'catalyst' universities need to improve, says Russell Group chair

Brexit is the 'catalyst' universities need to improve, says Russell Group chair | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Universities should stop contesting Brexit and take advantage of the opportunities it presents, the chair of the Russell Group has said. Sir David Greenaway, who heads the group of leading British institutions, has argued that Brexit is “the catalyst we all need” and could give universities more freedom outside of the EU.  Higher education professions have spoken overwhelmingly against leaving the EU over the previous months, with some 90 per cent of academics voting to remain in the June referendum. (...) - The Independent, by Rachael Pells, 22/10/2016

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Les universités privées fermées en Guinée

Les universités privées fermées en Guinée | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les négociations sont en cours, mais certaines réformes engagées cette année par le gouvernement guinéen semblent fâcher les fondateurs d’institutions d’enseignement supérieur privés (...) - voaafrique.com, par Zakaria Camara, 21/10/2016

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[Roumanie] PLAGIATS - Docteurs, tricheurs et politiques

Les découvertes de plagiats de thèses de doctorat se sont multipliées ces derniers mois. C'est dans le milieu politique que cette pratique semble la plus répandue. Il s'agit d'un phénomène relativement nouveau, mais qui cache un problème bien plus profond.(...) - lepetitjournal.com, par Jonas Mercier, 17/10/201-

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Brexit : le gouvernement britannique apporte une première réponse à ses universités

Brexit : le gouvernement britannique apporte une première réponse à ses universités | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Droits d'inscription, bourses, prêts étudiants... Le gouvernement britannique a clarifié, mardi 11 octobre 2016, les règles post-Brexit s'appliquant aux étudiants européens inscrits dans les universités anglaises et galloises. Bonne nouvelle : rien ne change... du moins à court terme. L'incertitude demeure pour les universités écossaises et d'Irlande du Nord. (...) - EducPros, par Aurore Abdoul-Maninroudine, 13/10/2016

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Co-operative universities: A bibliography

Co-operative universities: A bibliography | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Here, I maintain a bibliography of articles, reports, presentations and book chapters that discuss the idea of a ‘co-operative university’, with a specific focus on co-operative ownersh… (...) - Blog of Joss Winn, Nov 21, 2013

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Cruelty and Kindness in Academia

Cruelty and Kindness in Academia | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Why we value the former and underrate the latter. (...) Vitae, by Kelly J. Baker, 2016/10/11

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Universities face funding pressure right across Europe

Universities face funding pressure right across Europe | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
In at least 20 out of 24 European countries, funding for higher education has either been cut or has not kept pace with increases in student numbers, according to new data published by the 2016 Public Funding Observatory. (...) - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley, 07 October 2016 Issue No:431
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[Brazil] Science Without Borders under scrutiny

[Brazil] Science Without Borders under scrutiny | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Both public and private higher education institutions in Brazil are showing an increasing interest in internationalisation. Internationalisation is viewed as an important instrument that can have an impact on both teaching and research. Cooperation agreements, as well as initiatives to participate in national and international networks, are multiplying. In this respect, the Brazilian programme 'Science Without Borders' has been of utmost importance.- University World News, by Bruno Morche,30 September 2016 Issue No:430
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Afrique du Sud: le conflit étudiant s'envenime

Afrique du Sud: le conflit étudiant s'envenime | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

JOHANNESBOURG, Afrique du Sud — La mort d’un employé d’une université sud-africaine qui avait été hospitalisé à la suite d’une manifestation étudiante a aggravé les tensions provoquées par le mouvement de contestation sur les campus du pays. (...) - Journal Métro, par Christopher Torchia, 27/09/2016

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[Canada] Près de 40% des étudiants canadiens vivent dans l'insécurité alimentaire | Éducation

[Canada] Près de 40% des étudiants canadiens vivent dans l'insécurité alimentaire | Éducation | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Près de deux étudiants canadiens sur cinq sont dans une précarité telle qu'ils disent vivre dans un état d'insécurité alimentaire. (...) - La Presse, 03/11/2016

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Turquie: un climat de terreur paralyse les universités

Turquie: un climat de terreur paralyse les universités | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Les chiffres sont terrifiants : au total en neuf mois, outreles 4 chercheurs, 400 étudiants ont été arrêtés pour de purs délitsd’opinion, 19 universités ont été fermées, des milliers de personnestravaillant dans des universités d’Etat ont perdu leur poste. (...) Libération, par Thomas Berns, 02/11/2016

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[Kenya] University complies with order to close five campuses

[Kenya] University complies with order to close five campuses | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Kisii University has closed five of its satellite campuses to comply with a government directive, writes Aggrey Omboki for the Daily Nation. It follows recommendations made by the Commission for University Education, or CUE, and the Advisory Committee of Eminent Persons appointed by Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i six months ago.  (...) - University World News, in Daily Nation, 28 October 2016 Issue No:434
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Policy: UK research reforms in a Brexit world

Contrary to your view that the UK Higher Education and Research Bill could spell the end of independence for British research and universities (Nature 538, 5; 2016), I believe that, with safeguards, it can provide a strong coherent voice for science and allow strategic decisions to be taken by scientists rather than by government officials (...) - Nature, by Venki Ramakrishan, 26 October 2016
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To save money, NSF requires university cost-sharing for rotators

To save money, NSF requires university cost-sharing for rotators | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

New rules also curb subsidized travel for staffers on loan from academia.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided that universities should pay 10% of the salaries of faculty members working temporarily at the agency. NSF hopes the new policy will demonstrate its commitment to saving taxpayer dollars without alienating the academic community that it relies upon to stay on the cutting edge of basic science. But the changes, which also curb travel and eliminate subsidies for lost consulting opportunities, could make it more difficult for the agency to attract talented academic help. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, Oct 21, 2016

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Afrique du Sud: nouveaux débordements dans les universités

Afrique du Sud: nouveaux débordements dans les universités | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

En Afrique du Sud, de nouveaux débordements se sont produits jeudi 20 octobre dans les universités. Des heurts ont éclaté notamment à Johannesburg, sur le campus de la célèbre faculté de Wits, ainsi que devant le siège du gouvernement à Pretoria où les étudiants s'étaient rassemblés. Les étudiants manifestent depuis un mois maintenant pour obtenir une éducation supérieure gratuite. La contestation a commencé après que le gouvernement ait annoncé une hausse des frais universitaire pour la rentrée 2017. (...) - RFI, 21/10/2016

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Could HE rankings be socially transformative?

That global rankings have made an indelible mark on higher education is incontrovertible. Their arrival at the millennium coincided with the acceleration of this phase of globalisation and signalled the transformation of higher education from a local institution into a global actor of geopolitical significance. (...) - University World News, by Ellen Hazelkorn, 14 October 2016 Issue No:432
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[Belgique] Les entreprises s'offrent-elles l'université?

[Belgique] Les entreprises s'offrent-elles l'université? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Mc Kinsey s'apprête à installer ses bureaux belges sur le campus de la Plaine de l'ULB. Un partenariat de plus. Avec le risque que la société de conseil influence l'enseignement et la recherche. Un partenariat de trop? (...) - La Libre, par Baptiste Erpicum, Thierry Boutte & Monique Baus, 12/10/2016

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[Algérie] "Le système LMD a provoqué un chaos"

Pour la première fois, un ministre en poste reconnaît l'échec du système LMD qui a pourtant été défendu bec et ongles par tous les ministres de l'Enseignement supérieur qui se sont succédé depuis son lancement. (...) - L'Expression, par Amar Ingrachen, 11/10/2016
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LERU and Eastern European universities join forces

LERU, the League of European Research Universities with 21 member universities in Western Europe, and a group of seven research universities in Central and Eastern Europe have agreed to work together on key challenges, including within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme, and improve research conditions across the continent. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 07 October 2016 Issue No:431
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[Canada] Les gens d'affaires veulent revaloriser la formation universitaire

[Canada] Les gens d'affaires veulent revaloriser la formation universitaire | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Le milieu des affaires montréalais veut accroître la proportion de citoyens détenant une formation universitaire et mieux arrimer cette formation aux besoins futur (...) - La Presse, par Pierre Saint-Arnaud, 05/10/2016

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Zimbabwean scientists fight to preserve national academy

Zimbabwean scientists fight to preserve national academy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research struggles in a country in economic free-fall. (...) - Nature, by Sarah Wild, 27 September 2016

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