IAU Worldwide Monthly Press Review

 

Theme

Country or Region

Topic

News Source

Date

Link

Access and success

Australia

Access for low-income students reviewed - Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)

The Conversation

20/09/2016

Has the push to get more disadvantaged students into universities been a success?

 

France

Student selection and tuition fees increase rejected - President

La Croix

29/09/2016

Université, François Hollande défend « le droit à la formation »

 

 

Universities initiatives for refugees

L'Etudiant

23/09/2016

Accueil des étudiants réfugiés : que peut faire l'enseignement supérieur ?

 

Kenya

Funding penalty proposed for non-inclusive universities

Daily Nation

22/09/2016

NCIC proposes funding cuts to counties, varsities to enforce ethnic diversity

 

New Zealand

Youth Guarantee Secondary-Tertiary pilot programme

TechDay Educators

21/09/2016

Government launches new pathway for 'disengaged' Kiwi students

 

Rwanda

Scholarships for refugees

Rwanda Eye

19/09/2016

Rwanda offers 260 scholarships for Burundian refugees

 

Thailand

University entrance exam will aim to increase equity in admissions

Bangkok Post

05/09/2016

Will university enrolment changes bridge rich-poor gap?

 

United Kingdom

Increase in student demand for mental health services

The Guardian

23/09/2016

University mental health services face strain as demand rises 50%

 

 

Increase in student fees

BBC News

06/09/2016

Higher fees allowed for current students

 

 

Adjusted enrolment criteria for low-income students (Scotland)

Herald Scotland

06/09/2016

All Scottish universities to drop entry grades for disadvantaged students

 

United States of America

US election - free college plan detailed

New York Times

29/09/2016

Hillary Clinton’s College Plan Appeals to the Left, but Educators Have Doubts

Administration of higher education

Australia

Academics' conditions of employment

The Conversation

19/09/2016

Academics are unhappy – it’s time to transform our troubled university system

 

India

Common entrance examination planned for central universities

India.com

08/09/2016

Central Universities like Delhi University may have only one common entrance test for admissions

 

 

Medical Studies entrance exam undermines diversity - Delhi Medical Association

The Hindu

01/09/2016

‘Bringing in NEET is an attack on our federal structure and pluralistic ethos’

 

Pakistan

University autonomy - academic staff viewpoint

The Express Tribune

22/09/2016

Govt intervention agonises medical varsity teachers

 

South Africa

Effect of Fees Must Fall protests on universities

News24‎

25/09/2016

Varsities to stay shut amid uncertainty over protests

 

Thailand

Ministry to control administration of two public universities

Bangkok Post

30/09/2016

Education Ministry to take over more universities

 

Viet Nam

University autonomy - Association of Universities and Colleges Vietnam viewpoint

VietNam Net

24/09/2016

Towards independence

Curriculum

Canada

Curriculum to include obligatory course on sexual harassment (Manitoba)

Radio Canada

10/09/2016

Le harcèlement sexuel au programme de la rentrée universitaire

 

South Africa

HIV education initiative (KwaZulu-Natal)

Berea Mail

16/09/2016

Unity urged in fighting HIV/AIDS in higher education

Doctoral education

Azerbaijan

Doctoral studies grants - Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

News.Az

07/09/2016

Azerbaijan may establish paid doctoral studies

 

Egypt

Doctoral and Masters fees increase

Al-Fanar Media

08/09/2016

The Price of Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Jumps in Egypt

 

Pakistan

Postgraduate programmes evaluated - Higher Education Commission (HEC)

The Express Tribune

22/09/2016

Strict action: HEC shuts down 31 PhD, 26 MPhil programmes

Economics of higher education

Canada

Higher education budget (Quebec) - Québéc Federation of University Professors

La Presse Canada

(Le Soleil)

16/09/2016

Relancer le réseau universitaire pour stimuler le développement du Québec

 

India

Creation of Higher Education Funding Agency

DNA

12/09/2016

Cabinet gives nod to Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to boost research

 

Ireland

University funding - university presidents' viewpoint

Irish Independent

21/09/2016

Universities want urgent funds to halt league slide

 

Jordan

Student tuition fees

Jordan Times

04/09/2016

Minister announces tuition fee freeze at public universities

 

Kenya

Government action on financial mismanagement in public universities

Daily Nation

29/09/2016

Agency to probe funds misuse at universities

 

Nigeria

No direct university access to funds

The Nation

08/09/2016

Row over FUNAAB’s ‘trapped’ $2m grant in TSA

 

South Africa

Higher education fees - Minister

Times Live

19/09/2016

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on 2017 university fees

 

United Kingdom

Student tuition fees (Wales)

BBC News

27/09/2016

Diamond review: The politics of Welsh tuition fees

 

 

University-business collaboration increases while start-ups decrease

The Economist

22/09/2016

Universities Inc. Universities are starting fewer businesses, but are bringing in more money

Education and employment

Australia

Graduate jobs statistics

ABC

29/09/2016

University graduates struggle to find full-time work as enrolments increase, study finds

 

Canada

Consultation on graduate employment (Ontario) - Council of Ontario Universities

The Globe and Mail

23/09/2016

Ontario universities consulting with families to address job-market concerns

 

United Kingdom

Graduate jobs - employers viewpoint

BBC News

02/09/2016

Jobs market shrinks for new graduates, survey suggests

Ethics

France

Security on campus - Minister announces funds reallocation

L'Etudiant

01/09/2016

Universités : 30 millions réaffectés à la sécurité des campus

 

Tanzania

Student loan fraud

News24‎

05/09/2016

Tanzania’s universities have a costly “ghost student” problem

 

Turkey

Academics seek safety in Western universities

Times Higher Education

16/09/2016

Turkey’s purge of academia leads to record asylum requests

 

United Kingdom

Unethical' university investments (Scotland)

Daily Record

11/09/2016

Scottish universities slammed for investing millions in foreign arms firms accused of war crimes

 

 

University "safe spaces” and freedom of speech - Prime Minister

The Independent

14/09/2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May hits out at 'safe spaces'

 

United States of America

University "safe spaces” and freedom of speech Academic staff viewpoint

Time

14/09/2016

University of Chicago Professors Urge Students to ‘Speak Up Loudly’ for Trigger Warnings

Institutions

Canada

Creation of French language university (Ontario)

La Presse Canada (Le Droit)

22/09/2016

Vers une université franco-ontarienne

 

Korea

Restructuring of universities in financial troubles

KBS World Radio

06/09/2016

28 universités dans le rouge pourraient fermer ses portes

 

Ethiopia

11 new universities to be built

All Africa (Ethiopian Herald)

16/09/2016

Ministry to finalize construction of 11 new universities

 

Turkey

Four new state universities

Yeni Safak

07/09/2016

Four new state universities to open in Turkey

Internationalization*

China

Work permits for international graduates (Shanghai)

Sina (Shanghai Daily)

26/09/2016

Shanghai simplifies work permit application procedure for expats

 

France

Expanding French higher education's offer abroad

Le Parisien

26/09/2016

Enseignement supérieur : la France doit développer son offre à l'étranger

 

India / Germany

Educational cooperation

The Indian Express

26/09/2016

Delhi government signs MoU with German state for cooperation in higher education

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