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Please find below the eighteenth issue of IAU Highlights from the Press.

 

IAU Highlights from the Press is a service developed and offered by the International Association of Universities (IAU) to all Members providing an overview of articles on higher education topics as they have appeared in the press worldwide during the past month.

 

The articles, in English and French, are analysed and selected on the basis of frequency of occurrence of the subject they tackle, as well as their geographical (information covering all regions) and thematic relevance.  The themes chosen are taken from the UNESCO thesaurus, together with the IAU priority themes.

 

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Cher Membre de l’AIU,

 

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous le dix-huitième numéro de IAU Highlights from the Press.

 

IAU Highlights from the Press est un service pour les membres de l’Association Internationale des Universités (AIU) qui offre un aperçu des articles parus dans la presse mondiale dans le domaine de l’enseignement supérieur durant le mois précédent.

 

Des articles en français et en anglais sont analysés et présentés dans un tableau composé des rubriques suivantes: thème; pays; région; sujet; source; date ; langue; et lien.

Les articles sont choisis selon la fréquence du thème qu’ils traitent, leur pertinence géographique (pour avoir des informations sur toutes les régions) et thématique.

Les thèmes sont déterminés selon le thésaurus de l'UNESCO et les domaines prioritaires de l’AIU.

 

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IAU Worldwide Monthly Press Review                                                                                                                                                                                                                            November 2014

Theme

Country

Region

Topic

Source

Date

EN/FR

Link

Access and success*

Rwanda

Africa

Women in higher education

The New Times

06/11/2014

EN

Why Fewer Girls Are Making It to Professional Ranks

South Africa

Africa

Language of instruction and access

City Press

30/11/2014

EN

Blade Nzimande warns Afrikaans university to change

United States of America

Americas

Affirmative action lawsuit (Students for Fair Admissions)

The Huffington Post

17/11/2014

EN

Harvard And UNC Sued Over Race-Based Admission Policies

Taiwan

Asia

Access for rural students and English language testing

The China Post

24/11/2014

EN

Union requests college English test be dropped

France

Europe

Admission policy (President and Union's viewpoint)

L'Etudiant

06/11/2014

FR

Université : pour ou contre la sélection en licence

France

Europe

Students with disabilities

Handirect

26/11/2014

FR

Études et handicap : Apaches rassemble les professionnels de l'accompagnement

United Kingdom

Europe

Student numbers to be reduced (Northern Ireland)

Belfast Telegraph

05/11/2014

EN

Universities revolt: Academic chiefs team up to blast Stormont over 'madness' that will mean 1,100 fewer student places

Australia

Oceania

Tuition fee increase and mature students

The Sydney Morning Herald

02/11/2014

EN

Older students may be hardest hit by fee deregulation

Administration

Morocco

Africa

Security on campus

Aujourd'hui Le Maroc

07/11/2014

FR

Violences dans les universités: Une proposition de loi qui tombe à point nommé

South Africa

Africa

Towards a sexual harassment policy

Mail & Guardian Online

25/11/2014

EN

Commission finds education department has no sexual harassment policy

Tunisia

Africa

Academic staff conditions of employment

Le Temps

28/11/2014

FR

Grève hier des universitaires

Canada

Americas

Electronic cigarettes on campus (Quebec)

Quartier Libre

03/11/2014

FR

Interdiction de vapoter dans l’Université

Canada

Americas

University autonomy (University of Quebec)

Le Devoir

07/11/2014

FR

Québec ne compte pas accorder de privilège à l’Université du Québec

Canada

Americas

Sexual violence at universities (Ontario)

Metro News

29/11/2014

EN

Ontario universities vow to ‘prevent and respond’ to sexual assault

Pakistan

Asia

Minister's support to university leadership

Daily Times

27/11/2014

EN

Minister assures govt’s support for promotion of higher education

Turkey

Asia

Women academic staff

Hürriyet Daily News

02/11/2014

EN

Turkey atypical in terms of strong presence of women in academia

Turkey

Asia

University autonomy

Today's Zaman

23/11/2014

EN

Turkish universities struggle under ideological appointments

United Kingdom

Europe

Gender equity in university governance (Scotland)

Herald Scotland

08/11/2014

EN

University shake-up plan unveiled

New Zealand

Oceania

Academic staff conditions of employment (survey)

NZ News

19/11/2014

EN

Tertiary staff often in misery

Economics

 

Africa

Higher education funding (African Association of Universities)

Afrikinfos

27/11/2014

FR

Financement de l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique : L’Aua mobilise la communauté internationale autour de la question

Botswana

Africa

Educational financing

Daily News (Botswana)

25/11/2014

EN

No Plans to Incorporate DTEF, HRDC

Nigeria

Africa

Private university funding (Tertiary Education Trust Fund)

The Punch - Nigeria

16/11/2014

EN

Private universities’ demand for TETFund

Canada

Americas

University budget cuts (Quebec)

LaPresse.ca

13/11/2014

FR

Nouvelles coupes de 30 millions dans les universités

United States of America

Americas

Crowdfunding for higher education

Washington Times

22/11/2014

EN

With Launch UMD, university gets into crowdfunding

China

Asia

Discrimination and disparity in funding between universities

Global Times

27/11/2014

EN

Critics hope for higher education planning reform

India

Asia

Performance-based funding

The Hindu

29/11/2014

EN

UGC favours merit-based funding for varsities

Viet Nam

Asia

Graduates and employment

Baomoi.com

14/11/2014

EN

Tay Nguyen grads unable to get jobs

France

Europe

University budget increased by Senate

Ma Commune Info

28/11/2014

FR

Le Budget 2015 de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche ne passe chez les sénateurs…

United Kingdom

Europe

Financial sustainability of tuition fee system

The Guardian

18/11/2014

EN

Tuition fees and student loans: system must change, say experts

Ethics*

Canada

Americas

Intellectual property rights

Le Devoir

18/11/2014

FR

L’ANEL et l’UNEQ appuient Copibec

United States of America

Americas

Staff and student travel to Ebola-affected countries

NJ.com

21/11/2014

EN

Rutgers bans university related travel to Ebola-affected countries

Egypt

Arab States

Politics at university

DW.de

03/11/2014

EN

Egypt's universities: The last bastion of the opposition?

Malaysia

Asia

Student academic freedom

Malaysian Digest

05/11/2014

EN

University Act Stifles Student Dissent, Forum Told

United Kingdom

Europe

Civil rights (Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill)

The Huffington Post (United Kingdom)

26/11/2014

EN

Concerns Raised Over Terror Bill Which Requires Universities To Ban Extremist Speakers

New Zealand

Oceania

Civil rights (anti-terrorism bill)

Yahoo! New Zealand

25/11/2014

EN

Terrorism bill fraught with risk for academics - TEU

Evaluation

 

Africa

Quality of university infrastructure and facilities

The Punch - Nigeria

18/11/2014

EN

Dilapidated varsities must be fixed, say officials

India

Asia

Regulatory bodies to be reformed

The Hindu

25/11/2014

EN

Higher education bill withdrawn from Rajya Sabha

Kenya

Africa

Quality of Engineering courses at public universities

Daily Nation

10/11/2014

EN

Engineering courses in Kenya's public universities suspended over quality

Morocco

Africa

Quality at public universities

L'Économiste

25/11/2014

FR

Analyse Comment la qualité se perd à l’université publique

 

Europe

University rankings

University World News

14/11/2014

EN

University rankings schizophrenia? Europe impact study

United Kingdom

Europe

Quality at university (student viewpoint)

The Huffington Post (United Kingdom)

24/11/2014

EN

Students Admit They Can Get Away With Doing Little Study, And Still Get Good Degrees, Which? Finds

ICT & OER*

Cameroon

Africa

e-governance

Afrotechmag

29/11/2014

FR

Le gouvernement expose les avancées dans l'E-Gouvernance

Senegal

Africa

Increased connectivity for public universities

EnQuete+

28/11/2014

FR

Connexion Internet dans le supérieur : 155 Mégaoctets pour les Universités publiques

United Kingdom

Europe

Massive open social learning

Times Higher Education

13/11/2014

EN

Making Moocs social is the next challenge

Institutions

Kenya

Africa

Creation of public county universities (The Universities Bill)

Daily Nation

05/11/2014

EN

Counties could set up own universities

Nigeria

Africa

Entrepreneurship centres in higher education

The Guardian (Nigeria)

14/11/2014

EN

Tetfund Releases N100m For Entrepreneurship Programme In Tertiary Institutions

India

Asia

New central university (Bihar)

The Indian Express

25/11/2014

EN

Bill for another central varsity in Bihar

Nepal

Asia

Two new universities (Nepalgunj and Janakpur)

EKantipur.com

27/11/2014

EN

Academicians question plan to add two more universities

France

Europe

Future of Business schools

Les Echos

11/11/2014

FR

Les écoles de management ont «atteint leurs limites»

Switzerland

Europe

New Faculty created by referendum

Le Temps

30/11/2014

FR

Votations: la nouvelle faculté pour l’Uni de Lucerne acceptée

Internationalization*

Morocco

Africa

The challenge of internationalization for Moroccan universities (Minister's viewpoint)

Menara.ma

18/11/2014

FR

La mondialisation de l’enseignement, un défi majeur pour l’université marocaine (M.Daoudi)

Bahrain

Arab States

Moroccan and Japanese branch campuses in Bahrain

Bahrain News Agency

09/11/2014

EN

Education Minister: Japanese, Moroccan universities to open branches

Japan

Asia

Super Global Universities'

University World News

21/11/2014

EN

Not just international but ‘Super Global Universities’

India

Asia

Afghan students in India

OneWorld South Asia

21/11/2014

EN

Indian University to train Afghanistan’s civil servants

India

Asia

Indian students in Russia

The Hindu

27/11/2014

EN

Russia is a good destination for higher education

India

Asia

Brain drain of IT graduates

Deccan Herald

25/11/14 20:02

EN

LS demands to bring in provision in the IIIT Bill to stop Brain drain

United Kingdom

Europe

British students in the United States

The Independent

17/11/2014

EN

Record number of British students opting to study in US

United Kingdom

Europe

Universities call for changes to immigration rules (Scotland)

Herald Scotland

20/11/2014

EN

Universities need change to immigration rules

Australia

Oceania

Quality of international education

New Matilda

28/11/2014

EN

Using International Students As Cash Cows Does No One Any Favours

Policy

Algeria

Africa

Modernisation of higher education and research

L'Expression - Le Quotidien

25/11/2014

FR

Experts pour une visibilité au programme d'appui : 38,6 millions d'euros pour améliorer la recherche scientifique

Gambia

Africa

Tertiary and Higher Education bill

StarAfrica.com

24/11/2014

EN

Gambia reviews new education bill

Kenya

Africa

Professional accreditation (Universities Amendment Bill 2014)

Standard

23/11/2014

EN

Medics oppose amendments to university law

Mali

Africa

Competitive Fund for Research and Technological Innovation

ABamako

05/11/2014

FR

Enseignement supérieur de qualité au Mali : L’Etat met en œuvre le Fonds Compétitif pour la Recherche et l’Innovation Technologique (FCRIT)

Senegal

Africa

Impact of higher education reform (Minister's viewpoint)

Seneweb.com

02/11/2014

FR

Mary Teuw Niane : les fruits de la réforme sont évidemment généreux

United States of America

Americas

Higher Education Affordability Act (HEAA)

US News & World Report

20/11/2014

EN

Senate Higher Education Bill Focuses on Affordability

Iran

Arab States

Appointment of Science Minister rejected by parliament

Tehran Times

18/11/2014

EN

Rouhani’s latest nominee for science minister rejected by parliament

Iran

Arab States

Appointment of Higher Education Minister approved by parliament

Reuters

26/11/2014

EN

Iran parliament ends standoff with Rouhani, approves higher education minister

India

Asia

Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) bill

Deccan Herald

30/11/2014

EN

No space in NDA government's bill for UPA-era policy on IIITs

Myanmar

Asia

National Education Law (Student reaction)

The Myanmar Times

24/11/2014

EN

Behind the student protests

Pakistan

Asia

Universities and Institutes Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014 (Sindh)

The News

18/11/2014

EN

Sindh Assembly adopts three bills

Pakistan

Asia

K-P Universities (Amendment) Bill 2014 (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa)

Express Tribune

17/11/2014

EN

Up for debate: Govt defends proposed amendments to varsities act

Thailand

Asia

Education Law (Student reaction)

The Irrawaddy Magazine

05/11/2014

EN

Rangoon Police Ban Student Meeting on Controversial Education Law

France

Europe

Student health insurance law

E-Orientations

19/11/2014

FR

Le Sénat vote la suppression des mutuelles étudiantes

Australia

Oceania

Higher Education Bill (Universities Australia reaction)

The Courier-Mail

23/11/2014

EN

Universities Australia publishes open letter to Senators urging changes to the federal government’s higher education reforms

Australia

Oceania

Higher Education Bill: fee deregulation amendments

The Canberra Times

30/11/2014

EN

Christopher Pyne announces compromise on government's higher education package

Research

Algeria

Africa

Strengthening research at universities (Minister's viewpoint)

Elmoudjahid.com

25/11/2014

FR

Le ministre de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique à Sétif : « La recherche n’est pas un luxe, c’est une nécessité »

Ethiopia

Africa

Role of university research on development

Ethiopian Press Agency

07/11/2014

EN

Leveraging researches for socio-economic development

India

Asia

University Research institutes must remain in-state

The Hindu

29/11/2014

EN

Varsities barred from setting up research units outside State

Pakistan

Asia

Quality of research (researcher's viewpoint)

Dawn.com

02/11/2014

EN

The sorry state of research at our universities and how to fix it

France

Europe

Research at university

France 3 Régions

04/11/2014

FR

"Sciences en marche" ou la colère des universitaires

Sweden

Europe

Research-industry link

Chemistry World

13/11/2014

EN

Sweden pushes for research to boost industry

Sustainable development*

 

 

Nagoya Declaration on Higher Education for Sustainable Development

University World News

28/11/2014

EN

Declaration on higher education for sustainability

Viet Nam

Asia

Call for green curricula and research

Vietnam Breaking News

13/11/2014

EN

Forum urges universities to develop green growth models

France

Europe

Sustainability Literacy Test'

Global et Local

30/11/2014

FR

Le Sustainability literacy Test présenté à la conférence mondiale EDD de Nagoya

United Kingdom

Europe

Fossil-free universities

New Internationalist Blog

10/11/2014

EN

Universities respond to anti-fossil fuel calls

Systems

Algeria

Africa

Three-tier system (LMD) and employment

Elmoudjahid.com

03/11/2014

FR

Enseignement supérieur : « Le système LMD professionnalise davantage les formations universitaires »

France

Europe

University and lifelong learning

Université de Nantes

10/11/2014

FR

L'Université de Nantes veut faire bouger les lignes en matière de formation continue

France

Europe

Academic calendar

Corsematin.com

13/11/2014

FR

L'année universitaire, miroir d'un système controversé

Switzerland

Europe

Part-time job needed for entry to Master degree (Minister's proposal)

24 Heures

30/11/2014

FR

Mauro Dell’Ambrogio plaide pour des masters à temps partiel

* IAU themes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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