13 January 2018 Issue No: 534

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GLOBAL

Is internationalisation creating inequality in higher education?

Internationalisation of higher education aims to raise the quality of higher education for all, but first results from the 5th Global Survey of the International Association of Universities suggest a worrying gap emerging between those higher education institutions that are increasing internationalisation and those that are not.

UNITED STATES

Trump administration to unravel HE quality safeguards

United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has detailed some of her ambitious plans for higher education in 2019, including reducing federal oversight of higher education accreditation, which critics say will invite low-quality higher education providers and predatory actors to take advantage of students.

UNITED KINGDOM

A time of haunting uncertainty for universities

British universities are staring at a bleak year ahead, facing a potential triple whammy from the uncertainty over whether and what form Brexit will take, whether tuition fee income will be slashed, and the perils of being driven by competition into a credit crunch.

AUSTRALIA

Universities to benefit if Labor returns to power

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EUROPE

Rectors’ bodies of 10 nations sign ‘Vienna Declaration’

Organisations representing the heads of universities in 10 European countries have signed a declaration in Vienna warning against tendencies to restrict academic freedom and threats to democracy, and defining the role of higher education in society.

ASIA

Indonesia suspends student internships to Taiwan

INDIA

‘Surveillance’ of academics condemned globally

FINLAND

Merger makes Tampere the second-largest university

TAIWAN

Third education minister quits over university wrangle

PAKISTAN

Pilots and airline staff suspended for fake degrees

SUDAN

Academics freed as fresh anti-government protests planned

SOUTH KOREA

Professors express grave concern for academic autonomy

ZIMBABWE

Government lifts moratorium on recruitment of academics

DENMARK

Experts’ panel to examine the Danish innovation system

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Commentary

GLOBAL

Towards global recognition of refugees’ qualifications

A European project has produced a toolkit for recognising the qualifications held by refugees, which could overcome a significant barrier to them being able to continue or access higher education or secure a job. Could it provide a model for addressing this issue globally?

SOUTH AFRICA

Dismantling colonisation’s ‘pedagogy of big lies’

Transforming apartheid-era institutional cultures at historically white institutions is key if genuine change and decolonisation of the curriculum are to take place. It will be a long struggle, but it needs to be done if higher education in South Africa is to be relevant.

PUERTO RICO

Where universities are victims of Trump’s colonialism

A letter from United States President Donald Trump about ‘American values’ highlights how far the current presidency is from democratic principles. Its colonialist approach is reflected in the structures used to oversee higher education in Puerto Rico, where a 100% tuition fee rise has been imposed.

GLOBAL

Can widening access to university bring social change?

EUROPE

Fundraising can help universities engage with society

Transformative Leadership

LIBERIA

A student committed to empowering disabled youth

Undergraduate student Emmanuel Gweamee, 24, has suffered from war, discrimination and disability growing up in Liberia. But after being trained in transformative leadership at a university in the United States, he is finding practical ways to empower excluded disabled young people back in his homeland.

Features

AFRICA

Experts weigh in on higher education challenges

A selection of experts and scholars in African higher education share their views on the key challenges and trends facing higher education in the upcoming year.

VIETNAM

University leaders to be given more autonomy in new law

UGANDA

Makerere prepares for end of 20 years of Swedish support

World Round-up

CHINA

Economic woes shatter dreams of top graduate students

UNITED STATES

Scientists despair as government shutdown drags on

TURKEY

Academic’s murder sparks discussion on violence

INDIA

Outcry over citing of religious texts at science meeting

AUSTRALIA

Labor party criticises ‘dumbing down’ of teaching degrees

UNITED STATES

Conservatives call for their own safe academic space

SAUDI ARABIA

Kingdom raises number of Pakistan scholarships

CZECH REPUBLIC

Ministry cracks down on illegal foreign universities

ISRAEL

Lecturer threatened after reports say she rebuked student

ZAMBIA

Student grants extended to five more public universities

CHINA-UNITED STATES

University issues China travel warning to students

UNITED KINGDOM

Universities calm staff by halving pension plan deficit

JAPAN

Women's universities condemn magazine ‘sex listing’

SOUTH AFRICA

Leftist group threatens anarchy as universities reopen

VIETNAM

Concern over ineffective provincial universities

INDONESIA

How to shine in Indonesian science? Game the system

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