10 March 2019 Issue No: 238

Africa News

AFRICA

SADC meeting agrees on need for STEM in industrialisation

PHOTOHigher education curricula in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must pivot on science, technology and innovation if industrialisation of the region is to be achieved, as envisaged in the bloc’s Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap 2063.

AFRICA

Teaching vs research – A real tension for young scholars

KENYA

Vice-chancellors’ fee hike call – Students threaten action

MAURITANIA

New university for graduates of traditional Islamic schools

ZIMBABWE

Job survey shows need for debate on graduate quality

UGANDA

Educationists call for more funding for basic sciences

MOROCCO

Universities turn to dual mode to enhance HE access

MADAGASCAR

Ministry to seek solutions to students’ grievances

ANGOLA

Minister calls for investment in science and R&D

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Book Extract

SOUTH AFRICA

Rebels and Rage – Wits council defends the 2016 fee increase

PHOTOIn 2016, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand Adam Habib and his council came under enormous pressure to rescind a decision to increase student fees, a move they argued was necessary to keep the institution afloat in the wake of declining state subsidies. In this extract of his new book Rebels and Rage, Habib recounts the steps taken during the early days of the #FeesMustFall protests which were to mark a major turning point in higher education in South Africa.

Africa Analysis

SOUTH AFRICA

Why banning controversial voices is bad practice

PHOTOWhile universities should not cultivate intolerance towards dissent by 'disinviting' controversial speakers, they should also create the conditions and safe spaces for students to cross into what is unfamiliar and contentious. Intolerance can only be put to rest if people have access to knowledge.

ETHIOPIA

Planning for a differentiated higher education system

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Africa Features

UGANDA

University graduates realise the value of vocational skills

PHOTOMany Ugandan graduates are turning to vocational skills to earn a living in a country where unemployment is estimated at more than 60%. Some are following a passion, while other youth are following the money through vocational careers which they believe are more lucrative.

KENYA

National Research Fund's unfunded mandate

UGANDA

Makerere University staff return to work nursing fragile hopes

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World Blog

GLOBAL

When a degree just isn’t enough, also offer upskilling

PHOTOThe demand to keep upskilling in line with the fast pace of change in today’s workplace as well as the need for graduates with a range of skills mean universities need to think more creatively about supplementing academic degrees with practical qualifications.

Global Features

ASIA

Key role of employability in choice of foreign university

PHOTOInternational students from several Asian countries, including India and China, who are looking to choose a university abroad have become more focused on employment prospects in choosing a subject, university and the country of study abroad, according to a new global comparison report.

NORWAY

University mergers are changing the higher education landscape

Global Commentary

GLOBAL-UNITED STATES

International recruitment – Are education agents welcome?

PHOTOEducational institutions and higher education bodies need to work together to address standards and quality in the use of education agents for the recruitment of international students, particularly regarding legal requirements, accreditation, vetting and training. This in turn will help professionalise agency-based recruitment.

POLAND

Transforming Polish research via strategic partnerships

GLOBAL

Internationalisation of higher education – A curate’s egg

Transformative Leadership

EUROPE

Subtle biases block women from leading universities

PHOTOWhile more women are making their way to the highest levels of academic leadership in Europe, the numbers are still shaky and many obstacles remain in their way. How can we change this and propel women to top institutional positions?

World Round-up

CHINA-UNITED STATES

Chinese hackers reportedly target 27 universities

NEW ZEALAND

Calls for more English language help for foreign students

ISRAEL

Tel Aviv University at centre of US 'opioid donor' row

AUSTRALIA

Vice-chancellor warns of falling Chinese student numbers

UNITED KINGDOM

Arts graduates cost taxpayer the most – Study

SOUTH KOREA

Government to tighten rules on Vietnamese student visas

PAKISTAN

Minister assures support to universities promoting Quran

UNITED KINGDOM

Levels of distress, illness in students ‘alarmingly high’

UNITED STATES

Alternative colleges fight for a future

UNITED KINGDOM

Visa plan a 'kick in the teeth' to Scottish universities

ZIMBABWE

Government looks to scrap ‘irrelevant’ degrees

KENYA

Excitement and fear as new education minister named

UNITED STATES

University president counters Trump on campus free speech

MALAYSIA

New student-friendly law set to replace universities act

UNITED KINGDOM

Poorer students get second chance to enter Cambridge

UNITED STATES

Dean resigns over Chick-Fil-A campus ban

SOUTH AFRICA

Student cleaning up after protest pides social media

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