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31 January 2019 - DENMARK

Academic researchers need a more reliable career path

Current patterns of recruitment of researchers for Danish universities threaten to undermine the quality of university research in the long run, according to a new report by the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR).

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25 January 2019 - GLOBAL

Bridging the AI divide between sciences and humanities

The countries that make up the Pacific Rim lie across four continents and number in the dozens. While some of these nations are advanced economies, others are developing or may be classified as newly industrialised. Moreover, the region is a melting pot of cultural, religious and political diversity.

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30 January 2019 - UNITED KINGDOM

Erasmus+ uncertainty as risk of no-deal Brexit rises

Thousands of students could be denied government funding to study abroad in future if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal, Universities UK has warned.

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01 February 2019 - GLOBAL

A changing view of the benefits of HE internationalisation

Until recently, internationalisation of higher education was largely considered an end in itself. In the past few years, however, the conversation has changed considerably, and internationalisation is framed as a means of improving the quality of education and research as well as serving larger social goals.

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16th January, 2019 - Surat

Opening of INTSTU on 16th January

We take this privilege to introduce ourselves as IntStu Consultants LLP (Powered by OCXEE); a portal with access to multiple services for pre and post landing students and immigrants abroad.

It gives us immense pleasure to take this opportunity to invite and seek your confirmation at the inaugural of IntStu Consultants LLP on 16th January, 2019.

04 December 2018 - HUNGARY

Soros-backed CEU says it has been forced out of Hungary

The Central European University (CEU) has announced that it has been forced to launch all-new United States-accredited degree programmes in Vienna in September 2019 instead of Budapest, to guarantee that it can recruit students in time for the new academic year.

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03 December 2018 - AUSTRALIA

Labor promises taskforce on campus sexual harassment

Australia’s universities and their residential colleges will be answerable to a new independent taskforce responsible for tackling sexual harassment and assault on campus. With claims that half of Australia’s one million university students have been sexually harassed at some time, the Australian Labor Party says it will impose penalties on universities that do not act – should it win the federal election to be held early next year.

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27 November 2018 - CHINA

Scientists condemn ‘high-risk’ gene editing breakthrough

In an apparent backlash against uncontrolled and unethical human embryo research in China, more than 120 Chinese scientists have signed a letter condemning the use of gene editing technology on humans, which reportedly led to two babies born this year using the technologies.

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27 November 2018 - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Amnesty issues warning in wake of student killings

Calls for police-free university campuses in the wake of the killing by police of two students from the University of Kinshasa have coincided with a warning by Amnesty international about a “hostile political environment” ahead of election campaigning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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01 December 2018 - CHILE

Universities demand change to free tuition policy

Universities facing financial constraints linked to the free tuition policy for low-income students are asking the government for a fast track bill to amend it. The financial drain caused by the implementation of free tuition has been clear since its outset in 2016.

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01 December 2018 - UNITED KINGDOM

Proposal to levy employers instead of charging students

Instead of students borrowing money to pay for tuition, businesses should pay a levy for each graduate they employ, according to the outline of a radical new approach to funding higher education, published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) in the United Kingdom.

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29 November 2018 - AUSTRALIA

Labor accuses government of ‘waging war on science’

Research and development has emerged as a new front in the battle being waged between Australia’s two main political parties over which one will take government at the next election.

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30 November 2018 - DENMARK

Action plan to increase ‘pay-off’ from Horizon 2020

The Danish ministry of higher education and science has launched a national action plan to secure increased Danish participation in the European Union research programme Horizon 2020 and the 2021-27 Horizon Europe programme and a higher share of coordinator roles in consortia.

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30 November 2018 - CANADA

Professor fights ban amid debate on academic freedom

A professor who has taken a stand against the publication of research in ‘predatory’ journals that aren’t peer reviewed says he has been suspended from the campus of the university where he works in the Interior of British Columbia, writes Camille Bains for The Canadian Press.

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29 November 2018 - FATIME

Phd holders from top foreign universities can be directly recruited as assistant professors, says UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has now confirmed that all the doctoral degree holders from the top 500 foreign universities will be eligible for direct recruitment as an assistant professor in Indian universities.

According to the reports, the top 500 ranks will be decided on the basis of the famous world university ranking system of

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27 November 2018

Fake qualifications a major concern in the public and private sectors, says Naledi Pandor

Misrepresentation of qualifications is a major concern in the public and private sectors, says higher education and training minister Naledi Pandor.

Speaking in a heated debate on the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill on Tuesday,

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23 November 2018

Tuition fee cut will send universities into crisis, leading vice-Chancellors warn

A cut to tuition fees will send universities into a crisis which could see science courses cut and leave museums at risk of closure, the country’s leading vice-Chancellors have warned.

It was reported earlier this month that university tuition fees could be cut to £6,500, under proposals from a commission established by the Prime Minister to recommend higher education reforms. This would leave universities with a third less income from fees, and a £3 billion funding shortfall.

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27 November 2018

DeVos warns of crisis over ballooning student debt

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says ballooning student debt has caused a crisis in higher education and that the traditional path to college might not be the best choice for everyone.

Speaking at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, DeVos raised a “red warning flag” that the federal government must change the way it gives out student loans. She says the federal government holds nearly $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loans, up from $500 billion in 2007.

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