3 February 2019 Issue No: 537

Top Stories

GLOBAL

A changing view of the benefits of HE internationalisation

An international survey on the benefits of internationalisation suggests institutions are increasingly considering the benefits, not just to students, but to universities and society more broadly, valuing the enhanced international cooperation and capacity building and improvements in teaching and learning that it brings.

CHINA

Uyghur scholars and students interned or disappeared

An alarming number of university teachers and students of China’s Uyghur Muslim minority have been identified as interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared in China – under a government crackdown on Uyghurs that has seen around 1 million detained in camps in Xinjiang province since 2017.

MAURITIUS

What are the implications of free public tertiary education?

The decision to move to free tuition for public tertiary education is justified by the Mauritian government as a way to increase access, but it is likely to benefit the wealthiest most and will be difficult to reverse due to its politically sensitive nature.

IRELAND

Irish university system starved of funds and ‘in danger’

News

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, it emerged on Tuesday, just hours before MPs voted simultaneously to oppose a no-deal Brexit and increase the risk of it becoming a reality.

AUSTRALIA

Universities commended for tackling sexual harassment

UNITED STATES

Draft rules on sexual harassment worry universities

EGYPT

Court battle as open learning graduates denied bar admission

DENMARK

Academic researchers need a more reliable career path

KENYA

New round of university reforms to affect staffing, funds

UNITED KINGDOM

Education exports worth almost £20 billion to the UK

EAST AFRICA

Portals give new scope to researchers seeking funds

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

Commentary

GLOBAL

Universities need to make student experience a priority

Universities should move beyond their antipathy to business-related terminology, learn from processes that work for other sectors and focus more on trying to see what they do from the student point of view, putting students at the heart of service design.

GLOBAL

Interregional collaboration on quality assurance

INDIA

What will reserving one in 10 HE places achieve?

ISRAEL

Challenges for international student mobility in Israel

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

World Blog

VIETNAM

Transforming higher education in Vietnam

Higher education in Vietnam is facing significant reforms, including changing from a textbook- and exam-centric model to a more creative approach, with real changes in the methods of teaching and learning. Vietnamese academics who have studied abroad can help to introduce alternative approaches.

Transformative Leadership

SOUTH AFRICA

Giving Africans the digital skills they need for the future

African start-ups are often among the most innovative because of the challenges they have to overcome. One start-up aims to succeed where many university computer science courses fail, transforming the labour market by giving Africans the IT skills they need to access the jobs of the future.

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Features

INDIA

Nalanda University seeks to rise above regional tensions

After some years of political turmoil at India’s Nalanda University that saw the departure of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and former Singapore foreign minister George Yeo as successive chancellors, a new vice-chancellor aims to strengthen the revived ancient institution by promoting cooperation within Asia.

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

TURKEY

Religious directorate warns that HE runs counter to faith

UNITED KINGDOM

Top universities failing to publish clinical trials

SINGAPORE

Unusual debate over global university rankings’ benefits

FRANCE

Universities resist fee hike for international students

UNITED KINGDOM

Holocaust denial linked to rise in campus far-right activity

AUSTRALIA

Calls for more regulation of overseas migration agents

ISRAEL

Brain drain concerns as Israel loses academic talent to US

KENYA

Private universities want payment of three-year debt

UNITED STATES

Public weighs in on college sexual assault probe guidelines

INDIA

University body defers decision on institutes of eminence

KOSOVO

Academics brace for controversial ethnic land swaps

AUSTRALIA-IRAN

Australian academic held in Iran has been freed – Lawyer

JAPAN

More companies hire talent from overseas universities

CHINA

New partnerships announced, months after others shuttered

UNITED STATES

Professor demoted over ‘speak English’ email

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