24 February 2019 Issue No: 237

Top Stories

ZIMBABWE

Destitute students abroad struggle to stay within the law

PHOTOIn a warning to parents against sending their children abroad without adequate financial resources, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said many Zimbabwean nationals were being arrested, imprisoned and detained in foreign countries for crimes ranging from being in the country illegally to vandalism and illegal employment.

ALGERIA

Student murders prompt calls for improved security

ZAMBIA

Students act over scrapped meal allowances

SOUTH AFRICA

Protests continue to disrupt lectures at some campuses

Student Blog

SOUTH AFRICA

Campus strikes and protest action – What is your position?

PHOTOStudent protest action is common on campuses around the world, including in Africa. As part of our new Student Blog series, we publish a South African student’s view on the importance of formulating your own views on issues, and taking informed action.

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Africa News

NIGERIA

Strike ends, but with government promises that few believe

PHOTOThe three-month-long academics’ strike in Nigeria has ended with another agreement between the union and the government, but hopes of the government keeping its promises to the sector seem to be at an all-time low.

KENYA

26 universities face probe over unapproved courses

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

University managers suspended after violent protests

SENEGAL

Union demands 150 new staff posts at leading university

AFRICA

Centres of excellence meet to learn, share experiences

AFRICA

Funders, public key to growing research capacity – Study

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Africa Analysis

SOUTH AFRICA

How to train data scientists

PHOTOToday’s world is a world of big data, but what do we do with this massive amount of information? More and more, higher education institution must train data scientists from different disciplines who can operate in a real-world situation to solve developmental and societal problems.

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Africa Features

EAST AFRICA-GERMANY

Red tape stalls regional German applied sciences university

PHOTOKenya risks losing its chance to host the East African-German University of Applied Sciences as bureaucratic delays continue to hold up the signing of a draft agreement between the two countries.

World Blog

GLOBAL

Humanising higher education via inclusive leadership

PHOTODeveloping inclusive leadership skills as well as an ethical and humane mindset is just as important as developing teaching, research and managerial skills because, ultimately, education is about developing the human potential of students regardless of what they study or what profession they enter.

Global Features

CHINA-HONG KONG

Beijing unveils plan for cross-border innovation hub

PHOTOA major announcement this week by Beijing of its plans for a Greater Bay Area of cooperation between Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in China’s southern Guangdong province will provide impetus for cross-border higher education and research collaboration if differences can be overcome.

DENMARK

Minister racing to speed up innovation, commercialisation

UNITED STATES

Approaching a turning point for scholarly publishing

Global Commentary

GLOBAL

Has marketisation of higher education reached its limits?

PHOTOMarketisation of higher education, embodied by quality mechanisms, rankings, student satisfaction surveys and the like, has resulted in grade inflation and impacted teaching and learning, but there are increasing signs that a shift away from the market model may be on the cards.

UNITED STATES

Long road to internationalisation in community colleges

GLOBAL

Why I let other people read all of my research notes

AUSTRALIA

University students show bias towards male teachers

Webinar

GLOBAL

How can business schools remain globally competitive?

PHOTOIn an era of hyper-competition and market disruption, business schools must make internationalisation core to their business, speakers agreed at an interactive online panel discussion hosted by Studyportals in partnership with University World News and EFMD – the global management development organisation.

Transformative Leadership

FRANCE

Embedding a gender perspective across the curriculum

PHOTOThe PRESAGE programme at Sciences Po in France aims to transform the way gender inequalities are treated within higher education through embedding a gender perspective across the humanities and social sciences. Instead of gathering researchers in a specific unit, it promotes this approach throughout every graduate school and research centre.

World Round-up

SUDAN

Government shuts down all universities as protest mounts

AUSTRALIA

Universities relieved after Defence denied new powers

IRELAND

‘Huge drop’ in literacy levels of graduates – OECD study

UNITED STATES

Universities accused of bulking up anti-Trump courses

INDONESIA

Government mulls entry of foreign universities

SOUTH AFRICA

Government to regulate university fees – Minister

UNITED STATES

Senate approves measures to help historically black institutions

UNITED KINGDOM

University accused of backlash fears over research proposal

SOUTH KOREA

Language instructors highlight job insecurity, exploitation

CANADA-CHINA

Officials deny role in backlash against Tibetan student

UNITED KINGDOM

Will tuition fee cuts push universities over the edge?

UNITED STATES

Blackface yearbook controversies continue to mount

KENYA

Academic union sues over PhD-only lecturers directive

JAPAN

Foreign graduates in Japan to get more job options

IRAN-UNITED STATES

US adds two Iranian universities to sanctions list

MALAYSIA

Fake degrees in Malaysia offered online at low cost

CHINA

Plagiarism costs film star Zhai Tianlin his PhD

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