Archive for August, 2017

China as an Education Hub

August 19, 2017

…Can the World’s Top Source for International Students Become Its Leading Destination?

By Paul Schulmann and Ziyi Christine Ye – in WES / WENR.

The staggering economic growth of China over the last three decades has transformed higher education around the globe. Year after year, the country’s newly minted middle class parents have been willing and able to send their children abroad, en masse, in search of the best degrees available…

…More recently China has embarked on an effort that could have an equally radical effect on global higher education: transforming itself from a non-entity as an international higher education destination into a major player. In 2012, China’s officials announced a goal of becoming an international education hub with an enrollment of 500,000 international students by 2020…

Check:

http://wenr.wes.org/2017/08/china-can-the-worlds-top-source-for-international-students-become-its-leading-destination

http://www.ibtimes.com/china-aims-host-500000-international-students-2020-275393

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

A new model for African partnerships launched

August 18, 2017

By Munyaradzi Makoni – in University World News.

Inspired by the need for a new approach to African partnerships, Michigan State University’s Alliance for African Partnership was launched in Tanzania recently.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170723134355336

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Debate over foreign researcher numbers, quota proposal – in Norway

August 17, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Summer time in Norway, from June to mid-August, is normally quiet for universities. But not this summer – possibly due to general elections looming in September. Internationalisation has been high on the agenda, with controversy over the growing number of international researchers and a proposal to impose a quota on their numbers.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170808151805217

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Canada offers US, UK academics security, not activism

August 16, 2017

By Grace Karram Stephenson – in University World News.

Canada benefits from migration of top academics seeking security

While some may think Canada will become a base for liberal activism against the far right and a bastion of academic freedom, the reality is that most academics are moving there for security and are unlikely to rock the boat.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170728121527666

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Remembering what higher education is all about

August 15, 2017

By Margaret Andrews – in University World News.

Sometimes we need to take a step back and remember why we’re in higher education. Professor Alan Dundes was the best teacher I ever had, but what made him great?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017080809244622

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Fake Universities and Diploma Trafficking

August 14, 2017

Fake institutions – HE body seeks heftier penalties

By Sweta Dutta, India Today – in University World News.

Grappling with mushrooming fake universities across India, the University Grants Commission is set to send a ‘gentle reminder’ to the Ministry of Human Resource Development to amend the archaic UGC Act 1956 that stipulates a paltry INR1,000 (US$15.6) fine for offenders involved in running fake universities.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170811131454380

Three universities accused of diploma trafficking

From Morocco World News – in University World News.

Three Moroccan universities – the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Tangier-Tétouan and Hassan I University in Settat – were allegedly involved in diploma trafficking and corruption in 2016, according to a draft report by the Court of Auditors.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170811131337416

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Malaysia consolidates its position as a regional hub

August 13, 2017

By Roger Chao Jr. – in University World News.

Malaysia’s increasing capacity and focus on international and comparative education and Southeast Asian education research have confirmed its vital position with regard to international higher education in the region – and beyond.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170728120829271

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Regional universities a new focus of research excellence – Japan

August 12, 2017

By Suvendrini Kakuchi – in University World News.

A Japanese government plan to set up world-class centres for basic research in regional universities will strengthen its international competitiveness and narrow the gaping divide between Japan’s elite research institutions and regional universities.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170808134553924

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Strong punishment for misuse of the title ‘Professor’ – in Norway

August 11, 2017

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

The Ministry of Education and Research is proposing new legislation to punish unauthorised use of the title of professor. Those falsely using the title in full or in part will be punished by fines of up to NOK188,000 (US$22,700).

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170713101324347

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017

Index shows the global innovation gap is growing

August 10, 2017

By Anand Kulkarni – in University World News.

Middle-income countries, with the exception of China, are significantly under-represented in the top echelons of the Global Innovation Index and breaking into the rankings is an uphill struggle, although they are making progress.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017080106484882

Povl Tiedemann
August 2017