IAU Worldwide Monthly Press Review - Highlights from the Press

IAU Worldwide Monthly Press Review of Higher Education News – January 2017

     

Theme

Country or Region

Topic

News Source

Date

Link

Access and success

Australia

Degree completion rate

The Australian

18/01/2017

Third of university students failing to complete course

 

Ethiopia

Access for students with disabilities

University World News

27/01/2017

Partnership offers a lifeline to students with disabilities

 

Japan

Housing subsidies to help increase number of female students

The Japan Times

07/01/2017

Are female scholars taken seriously in Japan?

 

Philippines

Tuition-free education in state universities

Philippine Daily Inquirer

18/01/2017

Free tuition won't benefit the poor'

 

South Africa

Student financial aid widened (Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme)

IOL News

27/01/2017

Missing middle' students get funding

 

United Kingdom

Admissions gap for Black university applicants

The Guardian

26/01/2017

Black students still struggle to win places at UK universities

Administration of higher education

France

Salary increases for university and research staff

Le Monde

12/01/2017

Un plan de revalorisation des salaires dans l'enseignement supérieur et la recherche

 

India

New appointment rules for university teachers (University of Delhi)

The Telegraph

21/01/2017

Job loss fear for DU teachers

 

Kenya

University staff recruitment - Chancellors' proposal

Daily Nation

21/01/2017

Chancellors draft proposals to purge varsities

 

Netherlands

Recruit more women academic staff - Minister

NL Times

11/01/2017

Dutch universities ordered to hire 100 female professors this year

 

Nigeria

Reconstitution of university governing councils of federal universities  - President

The Nation

26/01/2017

Buhari approves reconstitution of varsities' governing councils

 

Sri Lanka

More autonomy for Vice Chancellors - Minister

The Nation

23/01/2017

Universities and autonomy

Economics of higher education

Ethiopia

Funding to establish centers of excellence at two universities

Ethiopia Herald

18/01/2017

World Bank grants 24 mln. USD for Ethiopian universities

 

France

Higher education and research budget  2017 - 2020 (White paper)

L'Etudiant

31/01/2017

Le livre blanc de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche en dix chiffres

 

India

Fee reimbursement to HEIs (Hyderabad)

The Times Of India

06/01/2017

Bailout for colleges as CM K Chandrasekhar Rao vows to pay dues

 

Malaysia

Effect of budget cuts on HEIs

Malay Mail

11/01/2017

How budget cuts affect public universities

 

Russian Federation

Budget cut for ‘5 - 100' universities programme

University World News

25/01/2017

World-class universities project faces steep cuts

 

South Africa

Student debt and enrolment

Mail & Guardian

26/01/2017

Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them

 

Zimbabwe

Effect of budget cuts on HEIs

News Day

21/01/2017

Govt warned of looming chaos at varsities

Education and employment

France

Master degrees and employment

Le Monde

24/01/2017

Bac+ 5 et déqualifiés : quand le Master n'est pas à la hauteur

 

France

Business leaders' degrees (Alma Mater Index)

Le Monde

27/01/2017

La France se distingue pour former de grands patrons

Ethics

France

Sexual harrassment in higher education

L'Etudiant

11/01/2017

Paye ta fac, lumière crue sur le sexisme ordinaire à l'université

 

Japan

University appointments and ethics

The Japan Times

19/01/2017

Top education ministry bureaucrat to resign over revolving-door appointment

 

Thailand

Bogus degrees

Bangkok Post

17/01/2017

Fake university degrees in the spotlight

 

Turkey

Academicians for Peace declaration - President

Cibal (Today's Zaman)

13/01/2017

Erdogan accuses academics of being fifth column

 

United Kingdom

Student plagiarism widespread

Telegraph.co.uk

13/01/2017

More than 20,000 university students buying essays and dissertations as Lords call for ban on 'contract cheating'

 

United States of America

Monitoring sexual misconduct (Utah)

The Salt Lake Tribune

21/01/2017

Utah universities to track student sexual misconduct across campuses, boost campus surveys

Evaluation

Germany

Germany's Excellence Initiative - influence on higher education system

Science

29/01/2017

Germany's excellence program gets good grades

 

Kenya

Accreditation restricted to Commission for University Education

Daily Nation

02/01/2017

Only Commission for University Education can accredit courses

 

United Kingdom

More first-class degrees awarded

The Huffington Post (UK)

12/01/2017

Record levels of top honours students recorded as 24% gain first in 2016

ICTs*

 

MOOCs Credit transfer pilot scheme in  Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States

Times Higher Education

04/01/2017

Moocs: international credit transfer system edges closer

 

India

ICTs for visually impaired students

India Today

06/01/2017

Facilities for visually-impaired students at IIT Bombay

Institutions

India

Private universities (Telangana)

The New Indian Express

07/01/2017

State intensifies process to allow private universities

 

Ireland

Technological universities planned by government - students' viewpoint

Irish Times

27/01/2017

Creating technological universities to cost students, says union

 

Nigeria

No reorientation for Agricultural universities

Vanguard

31/01/2017

Farming now criteria for varsity admission

 

Pakistan

Terrorism - students

The National

21/01/2017

Pakistan holds national day of mourning for university massacre victims

Internationalization*

China

Increase in international students in China

Shanghai Daily

12/01/2017

Overseas students' number rising

 

Cuba

Academic and scientific cooperation - Cuba, Poland, United States

Cuba Headlines

26/01/2017

Cuban university cooperates with Polish and US counterparts

 

Finland

Tuition fees to be introduced for non-European students

Pie News

05/01/2017

Finnish universities to charge non-EU fees

 

France

Increase in international students in France

L'Etudiant

06/01/2017

Mobilité : la France compte de plus en plus d'étudiants étrangers

 

Germany / Jordan

Educational cooperation

Al-Fanar Media

14/01/2017

The German-Jordanian University Seeks to Prepare Graduates for Global Employment

 

United Kingdom

Effect of Brexit on international students

The Independent

13/01/2017

Cap on international student visas could cost UK economy £2bn a year

Policy

France

Equality and Citizenship bill impact on higher education

L'Etudiant

21/11/2016

Loi égalité citoyenneté : ce qui change pour l'enseignement supérieur

 

Kenya

Student unions - Universities (Amendment) Act 2016 - students' viewpoint

Daily Nation

24/01/20167

University students oppose law on representation

 

South Africa

President's reaction to Fees Must Fall protests

The Post - IOL

09/01/2017

Zuma appeals to #FeesMustFall protesters

 

United Kingdom

Higher Education and Research Bill - House of Lords blocks bill's reforms

The Guardian

09/01/2017

Peers defeat higher education and research bill by 248 votes to 221

 

United States of America

Executive Order on immigration - Universities' viewpoint

Wall Street Journal

29/01/2017

Campuses Checking On International Students, Faculty After Trump Order

 

United States of America

Executive Order on immigration - scientists' viewpoint

Nature

29/01/2017

Meet the scientists affected by Trump's immigration ban

Research

Australia

National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA)

The Conversation

23/01/2017

New science minister needs to maintain momentum and push the innovation agenda

 

China

Higher education to promote research innovation - Prime Minister

China Daily (AP)

18/01/2017

Premier stresses focus on research, innovation

 

India

Scientific social responsibility - Prime Minister

FirstPost

03/01/2017

Modi in Indian Science Congress: PM tells scientists to leverage disruptive technologies

 

United Kingdom

Research funding in regions (Wales)

BBC News - Wales

10/01/2017

R&D funding should be shared across UK, Welsh ministers say

Sustainable Development*

Africa

Universities' leading role in Sustainable Development Goals - World Sustainability Forum

Times

30/01/2017

In this ‘nasty‚ tough world' deal on sustainable development a ‘lifeline'

 

India

Solar panels to be compulsory for public institutions, including universities

The Times of India

18/01/2017

Govt offers rebate for off-campus solar panels

Systems and levels

Benin

Three-tier system -  national degrees for private universities

Office de radiodiffusion et télévision du Bénin

19/01/2017

Le directeur de l'Enseignement supérieur explique la réforme des diplômes des universités privées

 

China

Government Road Map needed to face challenges - Higher education associations

Taipei Times

14/01/2017

Associations urge Tsai to address talent ‘drought'

 

France

Status of French Bachelors degrees

L'Etudiant

24/01/2017

Grade de licence : la CEFDG dévoile sa proposition