27 January 2019 Issue No: 536

Top Stories

UNITED STATES

International student tuition and the funding crisis to come

United States higher education is facing a funding crisis. Relying on international students to cover ever-decreasing government funding for higher education is not a long-term strategy and will reach a point of diminishing returns. Honesty is needed in the debate over ever-rising tuition fees.

CHINA

Huawei research ties with world's top universities at risk from US advice

Is Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s massive investment in research collaborations with top universities globally under threat, following the United States’ advice to its intelligence partners – the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – to scrutinise research ties with China, especially Huawei, over intellectual property theft and competition fears?

NETHERLANDS

The English Trojan horse destroying Dutch universities

A recent investigation of the Dutch Inspectorate of Education suggests large-scale use of English as a language of teaching in Dutch higher education is illegal. Not only that, but it is weakening the Dutch language and the quality of Dutch education.

ZIMBABWE

Economic crisis is forcing HE students to drop out

SRHE: Society for Research into Higher Education
JOURNAL EDITOR VACANCIES
Studies in Higher Education
Expressions of interest by 31 January 2019

News

CHINA

University expels scientist behind 'illegal' gene-editing of babies

The Chinese scientist behind the gene-edited babies scandal that caused a storm of condemnation from around the world on ethical grounds has been expelled from his university as the results of a preliminary official investigation into the case were made public this week.

AUSTRALIA

Top universities go for Chinese over Australian students

INDIA

Freeze on new engineering institutes due to empty seats

TUNISIA

Violence against African students undermines HE plans

IRELAND

Legality of women-only professorships scheme questioned

ZIMBABWE

Outrage over Russian scholarship HIV test requirements

THAILAND

Campus protests spread as junta lifts ban for election

KENYA

Are university students being targeted by jihadist groups?

GERMANY

Facebook to fund Munich institute for ethics in AI

The Boston College Center for International Higher Education
INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION
Winter Issue No. 96, 2019 – A Partner of University World News

Commentary

ETHIOPIA

‘Merit-based’ approach to leadership disadvantages women

Ethiopia has brought in a new directive that aims to address the politicisation of the selection process for university leaders by giving academics a greater role, but its focus on ‘merit’ has disadvantaged women who have greater caring responsibilities.

HONG KONG

Private universities are facing an uncertain future

GLOBAL

How to attract international students in difficult times

JAPAN

A new national role for universities, but little funding

Transformative Leadership

GLOBAL

Bridging the AI pide between sciences and humanities

A multicultural study in the Pacific Rim region has shown that there is a serious pide between technology – especially artificial intelligence – and society, and we desperately need universities to develop talent that can design technological and social systems simultaneously, moving towards a concurrent design of technosocial systems.

IREG 2019 Conference
Rankings: a Challenge to Higher Education?
8-10 May 2019 BOLOGNA/ITALY

Features

GLOBAL

MOOCs fail in their mission to disrupt higher education

Growth in participation in massive open online courses or MOOCs has been concentrated almost entirely in the world’s most affluent countries, but most learners never return after their first year and low completion rates have not improved in more than six years.

ZIMBABWE

Women bear the brunt of ongoing HIV crisis on campuses

NORWAY

Minister seeks cultural change on student mobility

Universita Telematica Internazionale Uninettuno
Doctor of Business Administration. A professional doctorate delivered online.
Special Report

SOUTH AFRICA

Universities and their role in urban place-making

A workshop in Cape Town, a conference in Stellenbosch, and a recently published volume on the contribution of universities to place-based development form the basis for this edition’s special report examining the opportunities for South African universities – like their counterparts around the world – to embrace the roles of place-makers, engines of innovation and economic development, and centres of knowledge-production which seek to inform local decision- and policy-making.

SOUTH AFRICA

How universities can play a leading role in their cities

GLOBAL-SOUTH AFRICA

Embracing the town and gown revolution

Universita Telematica Internazionale Uninettuno
University for Refugees. Education without boundaries.
World Round-up

JAPAN

University loses subsidy for unfair treatment of applicants

GERMANY-UNITED KINGDOM

University heads call for UK to ‘fully’ join Horizon Europe

EUROPE-UNITED KINGDOM

UK universities sign deals as ‘no-deal Brexit’ looms

FRANCE

Why foreign student fees challenge the HE model

CHINA-THAILAND

Thai universities tap rising demand among Chinese

SWITZERLAND

Students join national strike for climate protection

UNITED STATES

Trump proposes deal to help students in exchange for wall

UGANDA

Vice-chancellor suspends Makerere University staff chair

HONG KONG

One in four students in Hong Kong sexually harassed

SOUTH AFRICA

Free higher education model unsustainable – World Bank

UNITED KINGDOM

Extremist speakers on the rise at campuses – Report

ROMANIA

Universities face shrinking student enrolment

IRELAND

Record number of students in higher education

UNITED KINGDOM

‘World’s oldest’ periodic table found at St Andrews

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