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WHEC 2022: Equity needs a strategy and financial resources

Details: Equity, Inclusion and Pluralism’ at the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference ( WHEC2022) themed ‘Reinventing Higher Education for a Sustainable Future’ in Barcelona, Spain. Salmi told University World News: “The paradox is that, even though Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest tertiary education enrolment rate among all continents (10%

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The more you spend on fundraising, the more you will …

Details: The report reveals that local and international philanthropists donated ZAR1.55 billion (US$93.7 million) to 10 South African universities in 2019, which is the period covered in the report. When income from the Sector Education and Training Authorities ( SETAs) is added, total giving increased to more than ZAR1.94 billion.

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New paradigm needed for future higher education – …

Details: 11 hours ago · Dr Michael Fung, executive director of the Institute for the Future of Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, called on UNESCO’s World Higher Education Conference 2022 in Barcelona to reimagine the existing higher education model that declares most people fit for the job market after 16 continuous years of education.

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Performance, profit or productivity: Why do we publish

Details: The International Emergency Medicine Education Project began in 2015 at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University or UAEU with a vision to promote emergency medicine and provide free, reusable educational resources for the world’s medical students. Promoted by United Arab Emirates University.

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Universities can adapt but they need a friend in government

Details: African universities must transform to match distinct African needs and contexts and act as powerful drivers of social transformation and development, higher education stakeholders said at the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference in Barcelona, Spain.The stakeholders highlighted some of the challenges facing African universities in dealing with the …

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Universities told to register with academic credit bank

Details: 1 day ago · India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all higher education institutions to immediately register online with the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) platform and upload data of student credits earned during or after the 2021-22 academic year, reports The Telegraph India. The UGC had, in a gazette notification dated 28 July 2021, informed all …

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Universities in Africa still to undo ‘colonial’ clasps

Details: Higher education in Africa (and its stakeholders) needs to reimagine and free itself as a sector from the colonial clasps of the past through developing its own educational models and transforming universities’ systems, structures and policies that guide its practices, along with having a clear vision of what it wants in the future.

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Falling student enrolment is a key trend in Global North

Details: Following decades of growth, dropping student enrolment has become a major trend in higher education in the Global North. Demographic decline has combined with factors such as the global financial crisis and sliding gross enrolment ratios to shrink tertiary education sectors and threaten the viability of universities and colleges in several countries, says a new …

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Centres to help raise generation of digitally savvy leaders

Details: The International Emergency Medicine Education Project began in 2015 at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University or UAEU with a vision to promote emergency medicine and provide free, reusable educational resources for the world’s medical students. Promoted by United Arab Emirates University.

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This year’s TVET student enrolments are highest in history

Details: 1 day ago · This year’s TVET student enrolments are highest in history. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana has received its highest student enrolment since its establishment, writes Emmanuel Bright Quaicoe for Joy Online. TVET schools across the country collectively recorded an enrolment of 44,000 students, an almost 100%

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E-learning is getting stuck in the digital divide

Details: In many African countries, open and distance learning was introduced to match the rising demand for higher education as existing institutions of higher learning lacked the capacity to absorb the rising numbers of students seeking higher education. For instance, the Zimbabwe Open University was established by an act of parliament in 1999 to

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Students, lecturers may boycott National Day due to conflict

Details: Tweet. Some lecturers and students from higher education institutions in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions are expected to boycott the country’s National Day celebration on 20 May, following threats of violence from anglophone separatists seeking a breakaway nation called Ambazonia. On 12 May, the separatists – who operate in the north

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Only experienced international educators need apply

Details: The International Emergency Medicine Education Project began in 2015 at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University or UAEU with a vision to promote emergency medicine and provide free, reusable educational resources for the world’s medical students.

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Funders opt for sport, music, entertainment, not HE – Experts

Details: The International Emergency Medicine Education Project began in 2015 at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University or UAEU with a vision to promote emergency medicine and provide free, reusable educational resources for the world’s medical students.

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Students claim they are being forced to serve in the army

Details: 1 day ago · The International Emergency Medicine Education Project began in 2015 at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University or UAEU with a vision to promote emergency medicine and provide free, reusable educational resources for the world’s medical students. Promoted by United Arab Emirates University.

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Advancing transformation as the university’s strategic heart

Details: Transformation in higher education is complex and multifaceted. It involves integrated processes of continuous institutional change in all aspects of the university’s functioning. Transformation is the driving force that moves universities from the current to a desired state, based on inclusive processes of democratisation and restitution.

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How to build academics’ capacity for international HE

Details: The new Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030 focuses on enhancing student experiences and the resilience of the international education sector. Academics are at the heart of internationalising student experiences and designing and delivering international education. They are also beneficiaries of the institutional economic and …

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Energy crisis hits online education, school-leaving exams

Details: Energy crisis hits online education, school-leaving exams. Government-imposed power cuts that have been occurring in Sri Lanka since January – the worst power outages in over 25 years – have seriously affected students and teachers at a time when many are relying on online education. The power cuts are being imposed due to spiralling global

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17 new frontiers for diversifying student recruitment

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Competency-based education: Balance soft and hard skills

Details: What should competency-based education look like? According to Dr Renate Wesselink, a researcher in learning sciences at Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands, whereas competency-based education is a popular development, it remains unclear as to what exactly the term means and what this form of education should look like in practice.

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Greek strategy is to step up internationalisation of HE

Details: “Greek higher education is trying to reposition itself in the global higher education landscape through internationalisation to help the modernisation of Greece,” says Professor Christos Michalakelis, president and co-founder of Study in Greece, which has been operating since 2015 and is a key driver of the government’s strategy.

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After a golden age of higher education growth, what next

Details: The HESA research found that global public spending on higher education rose significantly from 2006 to 2018, to reach nearly US$1 trillion. Again, most of the growth was in the Global South. And most of it happened before 2013. Global South governments focused much of the funding on massifying higher education.

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Concern over degree requirement for teachers remains

Details: Esther Nakkazi 01 November 2021. Tweet. Uganda is implementing the 2019 National Teacher Policy that requires all teachers at all levels to have a bachelor degree in education as a minimum qualification. About half a million teachers will be affected by the policy that aims to professionalise and improve the quality of teaching, but is expected

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E-learning could develop students’ critical thinking skills

Details: E-learning has become the new normal in many places of learning, with the key purpose of averting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the benefits of e-learning, if exploited effectively, can help to mitigate the effects of deferment and conventionalism in these institutions, and promote the critical thinking skills development of students as would be …

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Rising college costs continue to deter students

Details: A recent survey of high school students in the United States found that the likelihood of attending a four-year higher education institution sank nearly 20% in the last eight months – down to 53%, from 71%, according to ECMC Group, a non-profit aimed at helping student borrowers, writes Jessica Dickler for CNBC. High schoolers are putting more …

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Egypt leads research field for the second year running

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Why fine art education is struggling and needs an overhaul

Details: Dauda added: “The system of education in use in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions was tailored to serve what industries of the 19th century needed – literacy – but what Nigeria needs now is creativity, the ability to transcend traditional ways of thinking and to create original ideas through technological advancement and digital inclusions.

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Bridging cultural gaps: a tool universities can use

Details: Darla K Deardorff is executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, the founding president of the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence and the author of the UNESCO Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies, along with 10 other books and 60+ book chapters. Orla Quinlan is an executive of

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Education minister nominee pulls out over allegations

Details: Tweet. Nominee for education minister and deputy prime minister of South Korea Kim In-chul has had to withdraw over allegations of misconduct during his term as president of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and separate allegations that he favoured family members for prestigious Fulbright scholarships to study in the United States.

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Why are so many graduates unemployed

Details: • The education system, which did not prepare students adequately for the job market. According to employers questioned by the OPEIS, graduates lacked a number of necessary skills, resulting in a weak mastery of foreign languages, especially French and English, and some lacked even basic competence in reading, writing, speaking and counting

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Moonlighting: Is it destroying Nigeria’s universities

Details: In 1999, when the first private universities were established in Nigeria, the aim was to bolster university education and improve access for many students. The argument was that providing university education to citizens should not be the solitary effort of the government, but should also be the responsibility of the private sector.

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Female student killed after ‘blasphemy’ on WhatsApp group

Details: The killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, Nigeria, by an angry mob of Muslim students for alleged blasphemy has sparked nationwide outrage. Deborah Samuel, a Christian and second-year student of economics at the college, was stoned and beaten before being set on fire for sending a voice note alleged

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Students participate in fiercely contested elections

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Government severs ties with National Union of Students

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HE needs explicit intentional policies on gender equality

Details: The African Education Research Database also notes that, out of 2,510 African-led studies surveyed by the database, only 32% were led by women. At the national level, only six out of the 26 higher education institutions in South Africa are led by women and, in Ghana, only eight percent of professors from public universities are women.

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Malaysia in bid to encourage ‘Aussie’ students to return

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GLOBAL: What are universities for

Details: One of the reasons why such education has come under pressure, is the research imperative. In many settings research and scholarship have become the enemies of good teaching rather than its necessary complement. Many universities have given research such priority that it is become an activity separated from teaching. The establishment of

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