10 February 2019 Issue No: 538

Top Stories

GLOBAL

Chinese universities aid huge surge in AI inventions

A new study charts a “massive recent surge” in artificial intelligence-based inventions, with Chinese universities making a strong contribution to a field dominated by United States and Japanese companies. But universities in the Middle East and Africa are in danger of being left behind.

GLOBAL

Finding a sustainable future for student mobility

The rise of nationalism and the increasing cost of tuition present a threat to the aspirations of internationalisation of higher education. The realisation of these aspirations requires reinvesting fees into the student experience and access as well as immigration policies that provide pathways for international students.

GLOBAL

Dearth of evidence of value of international cooperation

One of the biggest failures of international higher education cooperation over the past 25 years has been the inability to thoroughly demonstrate its added value by means of rigorous empirical research, particularly in terms of improved learning outcomes or the political benefits.

UNITED KINGDOM

Thousands of foreign students caught in limbo by scandal

FUTURE-PROOF BUSINESS SCHOOLS
Internationalisation strategies in times of disruption
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News

INDIA-UNITED STATES

Anger in India over fake US university sting operation

The arrest of Indian students who had enrolled in a fake Michigan university has prompted a strong reaction in India after it emerged that it had been set up and run by undercover agents for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

AUSTRALIA

Jump in numbers of graduates and postgraduates

NETHERLANDS

Research excellence policy has unintended consequences

EGYPT

Launch of Africa’s first centre for Silk Road studies

GERMANY

NRW to row back on compulsory attendance of lectures

KENYA

Universities key in fighting global terror – DAAD

The Boston College Center for International Higher Education
INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION
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Commentary

EUROPE

A promise of fast and fair evaluation of credentials

Automatic recognition of qualifications, a key ambition of the European Education Area, offers the promise of fast and fair decisions on equivalent qualifications, drastically benefiting student mobility by 2025, but it is more complex than it might first appear.

CHINA

The potential negative impact of university expansion

INDIA

What is wrong with the Indian higher education system?

GLOBAL

So why did MOOCs fail to live up to the hype?

GHANA

Universities must explore alternative ways to fund staff

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

Webinar

GLOBAL

How to future-proof business schools against disruption

Business schools are entering an era of hyper-competition to attract international talent, earn reputation and grow resources at a time of tightening visa rules and post-work opportunities and increasing activity from alternative providers. How can they survive and thrive in this context?

Transformative Leadership

AFRICA

Developing data and leadership skills to fight poverty

Studying information systems combined with leadership classes and project experience with students from multiple disciplines have enabled one young Kenyan to develop an award-winning app that could save small tea farmers billions of shillings in wasted crop.

Special Report

GLOBAL

CHEA and CIQG 2019 Annual Conferences

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) held their annual conferences last week. On the agenda were how to build trust in universities in a hostile environment, how to address corruption in higher education and how to adapt higher education to a world of changing demand and innovative modes of provision. University World News was the media partner.

GLOBAL

A challenge to QA to adapt to innovation in HE provision

GLOBAL

Universities in battle to build trust in a hostile world

GLOBAL

Accreditors could be doing much more to fight corruption

UNITED STATES

Is Trump trying to change too much too quickly in HE?

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Features

NIGERIA

Crackdown on illegal universities – Academics speak out

As the Nigerian government announces its intention to crack down on illegal universities, questions are being raised by academics about how they were able to proliferate in the first place, the impact of their closure on thousands of desperate students, and what the government should be doing to improve quality across the entire sector.

PAKISTAN

Rising number of jobless PhD scholars causes concern

SOUTH AFRICA

University language policy exposes societal fractures

Universita Telematica Internazionale Uninettuno
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World Round-up

UNITED KINGDOM

Bullying blocks black female academics’ progress – Report

AUSTRALIA

Universities under pressure over Huawei ties

CANADA

University autonomy is shrinking, study finds

UNITED STATES

Why scientists flee universities for the private sector

TURKMENISTAN

President halts state funding for research institutions

SWITZERLAND

Swiss universities fear EU science funding snub

JAPAN

Foreign students increase in universities outside big cities

UNITED KINGDOM

Students suspended for rape chat will now not return

SOUTH AFRICA

Parliament to summon security companies over student death

SUDAN

Academics lend support to anti-government protesters

GREECE-MACEDONIA

Name change paves way for science cooperation

UNITED KINGDOM

Cambridge university receives record UK donation

EGYPT

Foundation stone set for new German university

MALAYSIA

Deputy foreign minister changes his tune on degree origins

JORDAN

Unemployed PhD holders cry foul over job prospects

EGYPT-UNITED STATES

Pompeo speech triggers revolt against university president

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