Education at a Glance 2017

September 13, 2017

OECD release.

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2017_eag-2017-en

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

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Free Expression and Critical Enquiry

September 13, 2017

When does ‘free speech’ become ‘offensive speech’?

By Peter Scott – in University World News.

Free expression, in the shape of critical enquiry, is a core value in the academy, but freedom of speech should not be unlimited, even on campus. Universities have to try to strike the right balance, which will be different in different places and times.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170901161848419

Universities tighten ideological control of staff – in China

By Nectar Gan for South China Morning Post – in University World News.

A group of China’s top universities have set up Communist Party departments to oversee the political thinking of their teaching staff after the colleges were criticised amid the government’s tightening ideological control on campuses.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170901153051643

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Language Issues

September 12, 2017

The complex politics of teaching in English in HE

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

There is a tension between the demand for internationalisation and the need to preserve the quality of education in the local language, but a more nuanced approach to teaching in English would take into account the pros and cons for individual study programmes.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170829100757301

Is interest in language courses in critical freefall? – in Denmark

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

Questions are being raised about the fate of Denmark’s national languages plan following the presentation of the government budget for 2018, which contains barely a trace of measures addressing the freefall of interest in language courses at universities.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170902060850363

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Girls a third more likely to go to university than boys – in UK

September 11, 2017

By Rachael Pells for the Independent – in University World News.

Teenage girls are now over a third more likely to go to university than boys, according to new figures, as the gap between the sexes reaches record levels.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170901153420504

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

What 15 years of global ranking says about HE trends

September 7, 2017

By Angel Calderon – in University World News.

It is 15 years since the Academic Ranking of World Universities or ShanghaiRanking published its top 500 ranking. Comparing the 2017 rankings with those in 2003 reflects significant geopolitical shifts in higher education. Who are the winners and losers?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017082915474677

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

A risky time for universities to internationalise

September 6, 2017

By John Daniel – in University World News.

Current global politics pose a number of challenges for international education and accreditation. While accreditation abroad may previously have brought prestige and facilitated international linkages, this may boomerang in nationalist times.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170831161830557

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Investigation into motives behind science misconduct

September 5, 2017

By Suvendrini Kakuchi – in University World News.

Universities in Japan launch study into the motives behind research misconduct

In the wake of recent scandals over dubious data, leading to retractions of research papers from prestigious journals, Japan is carrying out broader investigations into what drives researchers to engage in misconduct in scientific research, with a view to preventing such behaviours.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170818141844834

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Entry Requirements Tightened

September 4, 2017

Top universities to set up own entry examinations – UK

By Camilla Turner, Luke Mintz and Flora Carr for The Telegraph – in University World News.

Britain’s leading universities are scrambling to introduce their own entrance exams in a move which threatens to undermine the authority of the new ‘toughened up’ A-levels.
Check: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170825091534607

University entrance requirements may be tightened – New Zealand

By Adele Redmond for Stuff – in University World News.

University entrance requirements are likely to be tightened because too many students cannot write well enough.
Check: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170825092127718

Top university announces new fixed minimum entry points – Australia

By Pallavi Singhal for The Sydney Morning Herald – in University World News.

The University of Sydney will for the first time publish its minimum ATARs – Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranks – for entry into most courses, in a bid to provide more certainty for students and ensure entry is based on academic standards rather than demand.
Check: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170825092241292

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Universities must stand up to Chinese censorship

September 3, 2017

By Bruce Macfarlane – in University World News.

Universities must not allow China to suppress academic freedom through its censorship.

Universities need to demonstrate their founding principles in the way they deal with naked attempts by China to shut down debate and academic freedom – as the storm over Cambridge University Press’s recent withdrawal of articles on sensitive subjects highlights.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170825102249524

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017

Learning to learn could be built into online courses

September 2, 2017

By Sandra Milligan – in University World News.

A study of more than 100,000 online learners finds that learning involves being prepared to take a risk, engaging with peers and having an independent streak – and teaching students how best to learn could be built into online programmes.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170822101005642

Povl Tiedemann
September 2017