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Paving the Way for Foreign Academics in France

Paving the Way for Foreign Academics in France | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Worldwide competition for researchers and professors is stiff. To land promising candidates, French universities and research centers have devised two strategies: smooth out hassles such as housin (...) - EducPros, par Jean Chabod-Serieis, Translated by Nina Fink, 23/06/2017

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Can UK universities stay open?

Britain’s relationship with the European Union has been a fruitful one when it comes to higher education. By operating within a larger European network, UK universities have become increasingly competitive in world terms. (...) - University World News, by Simon Marginson, 23 June 2017 Issue No:465
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[Algérie] Sit-in devant le siège du ministère de l’enseignement supérieur pour protester contre la violence dans les universités

[Algérie] Sit-in devant le siège du ministère de l’enseignement supérieur pour protester contre la violence dans les universités | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

DIA-23 juin 2017: Une vingtaine d’enseignants ont observé jeudi devant le siège du ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur à Alger un sit-in pour protester contre la violence dans les universités et l’assassinat de l’enseignant Karaoui Sarhane, de l’université de Khemis Meliana. (....) - dia-alegrie.com, 23/06/2017

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[Taiwan] University students protest tuition fee increases

The Ministry of Education should reject requests for tuition fee hikes and force universities that fail to meet student-teacher ratio standards to cut their fees, student protesters said last week in a demonstration outside the ministry building in Taipei, writes Abraham Gerber for the Taipei Times. (...) - University World News, by Taipei Times, 09 June 2017 Issue No:463
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[Thailand] Government allocates funds to universities to expand R&D

The government has set aside THB2.5 billion (US$73 million) of this fiscal year’s THB190 billion additional budget to help 27 universities extend their research projects with commercial purposes as a way to promote the ‘Thailand 4.0’ economic policy, reports The Nation. (...) - University World News, by The Nation, 09 June 2017 Issue No:463
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Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government

Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Science minister Șerban Valeca has appointed loyalists to four councils and limited foreign influence (...) - Science, by Alexandra Nistoroiu, June 6, 2017

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[Belgique] Les passerelles entre hautes écoles et universités vont être facilitées

[Belgique] Les passerelles entre hautes écoles et universités vont être facilitées | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Guillaume Giansante a 28 ans. Il est originaire du Hainaut. Morlanwez. Dans son coin, on ne se bouscule pas pour s’inscrire à l’université. (...) - L'Echo, par Nathalie Bamps, 30/05/2017

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German universities oppose plan to compete on teaching quality

German universities oppose plan to compete on teaching quality | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

But plan could still go forward.


German universities have emphatically rejected a proposal that they fear could mean competing for funding on the basis of their teaching quality, but the plan is not off the table.  (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by David Matthews, May 26 2017

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[US] Are micro-campuses a new model for international HE?

With an estimated 400 million people in developing countries lacking access to a higher education, United States universities seeking to internationalise have only scratched the surface of the opportunity to help meet the world’s need for affordable, globally accessible and high-quality education. (...) - University World News, by Brent White, 26 May 2017 Issue No:461
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Ongoing Negotiations between Elsevier and German Universities and Scientific Organizations

Ongoing Negotiations between Elsevier and German Universities and Scientific Organizations | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Despite interim measures allowing for limited subscription journal access, a comprehensive agreement between Elsevier and German academic institutions remains elusive. (...) - Blog Open Science, by Pablo Markin, May 25, 2017

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[US] Details leaked about the White House's upcoming education budget include proposals to cut science programs and student aid

[US] Details leaked about the White House's upcoming education budget include proposals to cut science programs and student aid | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The White House's 2018 budget for education — expected to be released next week as part of the administration's full spending proposals — appears to double down on the eye-popping cuts to programs included in the Trump administration's "skinny budget" released in March.(...) - Business Insider UK, by Andrew Kreighbaum, May 19 2017

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[US] Trump Budget Seeks Cuts to Student Loan Programs

[US] Trump Budget Seeks Cuts to Student Loan Programs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The White House budget proposal expected next week includes major changes to federal financial aid programs, according to details reported Wednesday by The Washington Post. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Andrew Kreighbaum, May 18, 2017

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What a new university in Africa is doing to decolonise social sciences

What a new university in Africa is doing to decolonise social sciences | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.


It’s not often that you get to create a new university from scratch: space, staff – and curriculum. But that’s exactly what we’re doing in Mauritius, at one of Africa’s newest higher education institutions. And decoloniality is central to our work.(....) - The Conversation, by Jess Auerbach, May 13 2017

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[China] A model for teaching innovation in higher education worldwide?

University World News reported in March that China was stepping up its drive to lure overseas talent in its bid to become an innovation economy. An example of drawing on such talent is the Shanghai-based DeTao Masters Academy or DTMA, which was launched in 2010 with the aim of fostering leading-edge developments by having aspiring Chinese innovators work with top experts in the creative industries from all over the world. (...) - University World News, by Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić and Sir John Daniel, 23 June 2017 Issue No:465
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[Norway] Humanities to be strengthened and made more relevant

A broad consensus was reached in parliament this month on a White Paper on the strengthening of the humanities in universities, making them contribute more to the grand societal challenges and be more relevant to working life.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 23 June 2017 Issue No:465
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Russia to triple the number of international students

Russia plans to more than triple the number of foreign students studying at its universities over the next eight years, with a 50% increase by 2019, under a new state programme for the export of educational services. A key part of the plan involves introducing new courses to attract more international students. (...) - University World News, by Eugene Vorotnikov, 22 June 2017 Issue No:465
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[Puerto Rico] Universities open as students vote to end strike

After 69 days of protests shutting down the University of Puerto Rico, students have voted to end the strike and return to classes as the movement is set to continue "evolving the struggle" to protect public education in the face of austerity measures, reports TeleSUR.  (...) - University World News, by TeleSUR, 09 June 2017 Issue No:463
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Report: ‘Australian Universities at a Crossroads’

Report: ‘Australian Universities at a Crossroads’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A new report based on interviews with Australian university and government leaders explores their perceptions of major recent developments in the country's higher education sector and of future directions and challenges. (...) Inside Higher Ed, by Elizabeth Redden, June 8 2017

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[Asia] The changing shape of global higher education geopolitics

The launch of the Asian Universities Alliance or AUA in Beijing on 29 April 2017 represents a significant milestone in the changing geopolitics of global higher education. The new alliance is comprised of 15 institutions from 14 countries across the region. Six of the institutions rank in the top 10 of the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017. (...) - University World News, by Andrew Gunn and Michael Mintrom, 02 June 2017 Issue No:462
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[Thailand] 75% of universities in danger of closing – Expert

An education expert has warned that three quarters of Thai universities are at risk of closing over the next decade due to low enrolment and increased competition from foreign rivals, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for Bangkok Post. (...) - University World News, by  Bangkok Post, 26 May 2017 Issue No:461
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[UK] Pledge to abolish university tuition fees needs honing

The UK Labour Party wants to abolish higher education tuition fees for students in England if it wins the general election next month. From as early as this September students would no longer be subject to the highest tuition fees on average of any country in the world.  (...) - University World News, by Graeme Atherton, 26 May 2017 Issue No:461
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[Australia] International student numbers up 15% on last year

Australia has bolstered its popularity as a world class education destination with new data showing international student numbers jumped up by 15% in the first three months of this year compared to 2016. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the surging international student numbers came on top of growth of around 10.5% since the Coalition government came to power in 2013. (...) - University World News, 26 May 2017 Issue No:461 Partager
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[UK] Brexit will 'harm science', say top university leaders

[UK] Brexit will 'harm science', say top university leaders | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Post-Brexit restrictions to research collaborations in Europe will harm scientific progress, a group of leading UK universities has warned. Science and research must be a priority during discussions between UK and EU leaders,  The Russell Group of research intensive universities said there would be “no winners” from a Brexit settlement that introduced new barriers for international researchers. (...) - The Independent, by Rachael Pells, 22 May 2017

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Pourquoi les femmes talentueuses disparaissent-elles des universités suisses?

Pourquoi les femmes talentueuses disparaissent-elles des universités suisses? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Si la parité s’impose au niveau du doctorat, les chercheuses restent dissuadées de franchir la dernière étape de leur formation, soit le post-doc. (...) - swissinfo.ch, par Isobel Leybold-Johnson, 19/05/2017

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[US] Huées pour la secrétaire à l’éducation de Donald Trump, jugée hostile aux universités publiques

[US] Huées pour la secrétaire à l’éducation de Donald Trump, jugée hostile aux universités publiques | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Betsy DeVos a été conspuée par des étudiants lors d’une remise de diplômes à l’université « historiquement noire » Bethune-Cookman, en Floride. (...) - Le Monde, par Marine Miller, 1/05/2017

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