25 April 2014 Register to receive our free newsletter by email each week
Advanced Search
Africa Analysis
AFRICA
University research uptake gains ground
Tomas Harber
Research-intensive African universities can play an important role in contributing to the evidence base to address Africa's development challenges. In rising to meet these challenges through quality research, they are providing African solutions to African problems and stimulating local demand for better, stronger and more contextualised evidence.
Africa News
EGYPT
Universities on alert after blasts, students expelled
Ashraf Khaled
Egypt's universities, rocked by months of anti-government protests, have toughened up on security following deadly explosions near the country's largest academic institution. Dozens of students involved in protests have been expelled in recent weeks.
KENYA
Major initiative to train university managers
Maina Waruru
TUNISIA
New Tunisia-US higher education initiatives announced
Wagdy Sawahel
ZIMBABWE
Student leaders in court following February protests
Kudzai Mashininga
GHANA
Anger over university's efforts to control road use
Francis Kokutse
AFRICA
Student protests in Burundi and Cote d'Ivoire
Africa Briefs
TUNISIA
Organisations create 'anti-Zionism observatory'
A dozen associations and political parties have announced the creation of an “observatory to control Zionist infiltration into Tunisian universities”.
AFRICA
AUF selects higher education and research projects
Global News
GLOBAL
Key findings of global study on internationalisation
Peta Lee
A survey of more than 1,300 institutions worldwide by the International Association of Universities has identified the biggest institutional risk of internationalisation as being that it primarily benefits wealthier students, and the most significant societal risk as the growing commercialisation of higher education.
GLOBAL
HE needs creative thinking and idea sharing
Jan Petter Myklebust
TAIWAN
Occupation ends, students celebrate political impact
Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma
GLOBAL
Rethinking private higher education
Wachira Kigotho
ASIA
Australia-Japan agreement boosts university ties
Geoff Maslen
UNITED KINGDOM
Lords blame policy for drop in STEM foreign students
David Jobbins
UNITED KINGDOM
Big 'Newton Fund' to boost research in emerging world
GLOBAL
Medical students demand universal health coverage goal
World Round-up
EGYPT
Riot police clash with students in ongoing violence
Al Bawaba
UNITED KINGDOM
Universities use 'extreme measures' to meet visa rules
Times Higher Education
PALESTINE
Palestinian students' trip to Auschwitz sparks uproar
The Washington Post
UNITED STATES
Getting their act(ion)s together
Inside Higher Ed
UNITED STATES
Universities support loans for undocumented students
Los Angeles Times
UNITED STATES
Why universities are under attack by hackers
FoxNews.com
UNITED KINGDOM
Graduate starting salaries tumble
Times Higher Education
UNITED STATES
Community colleges increasingly add bachelor degrees
Hechinger Report
UNITED KINGDOM
Exposing HE to neoliberal forces stokes staff unrest
Guardian
IRELAND
Women to blame for lack of promotion
Irish Examiner
NEW ZEALAND
Universities losing the race against Asia
New Zealand Herald
ETHIOPIA
The disgraceful state of higher education
IndepthAfrica
UNITED STATES
University mishandled sexual assault case – Review
Huffington Post
Africa Features
KENYA
France to partner in loans to students, universities
Gilbert Nganga
Kenya has signed a ground-breaking partnership with French public financier Agence Francaise de Developpement that intends to set up credit lines to fund university expansion and student loans.
SOUTH AFRICA
The contribution of universities to the economy
Nicola Jenvey
Government expenditure on South Africa's universities should be boosted by 40% and an additional R3 billion (US$288 million) invested annually in research and development in higher education institutions if the country aims only to be on a par with world averages, according to a new study.
AFRICA
USAID's transformative strategy for higher education
Wagdy Sawahel
USAID recently launched a strategic framework for building the capacity of African higher education institutions and systems. Research has indicated that the social and private rates of return for tertiary investments in Sub-Saharan Africa are among the highest in the world.
TANZANIA
The day a Swedish student came calling
Munyaradzi Makoni
Swedish student Malin Cronqvist was about to head off to spend 10 weeks in Tanzania doing volunteer work at a local guesthouse in 2010, when she began wondering how she could make a positive difference in a country where the higher education dreams of thousands of youngsters die each year because of lack of money.
SOMALIA
Academics built university out of the ashes of war
Francis Kokutse
The civil war that devastated Somalia also closed down Somali National University in the capital Mogadishu. But thanks to the determination of a group of academics a new institution arose out of the ashes, the private, non-profit Mogadishu University. From an initial student intake of 225 in 1997, the university has grown to 6,000 students.
Global Features
ASIA
Student-led migration is part of global talent contest
Yojana Sharma
As the global competition to attract skilled and talented workers has intensified, international students have become an increasingly important source of immigrant workers. A new report by three major international organisations estimates that 15% to 30% of international students who study in the most advanced countries stay on to work.
RUSSIA
Russian academics spooked by Zubov's dismissal
Sergey Berzin
Russia's academic community has been spooked by the dismissal of Professor Andrei Zubov, a renowned historian, theologian and political scientist at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, following a critical article in which he compared Russia's actions in Crimea with Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938. There have been student protests, and a 5,000-strong petition in support of the professor.
UNITED STATES
Recent Big Data struggles are 'birthing pains'
Marc Parry, The Chronicle of Higher Education
In 2009, David Lazer sounded the call for a fresh approach to social science. By analysing large-scale data about human behaviour – from social network profiles to transit-card swipes – researchers could “transform our understanding of our lives, organisations and societies”, Lazer, a professor of political science and computer science at Northeastern University, wrote in Science.
World Blog
UKRAINE
Keeping the higher education promises of Maidan
Yegor Stadny
The draft law on higher education put to Ukraine's previous parliament was a compromise and needs amending in line with the drive towards greater transparency and democracy promoted by the Maidan protests.
Global Commentary
GLOBAL
The wider benefits of a PhD
Charikleia Tzanakou
Research on the value of PhDs has been limited to their financial and economic impact. But there is evidence of much broader social and personal benefits.
EUROPE
Best practice for preparing PhD students
Meysam Salimi
The League of European Research Universities has put together a good practice guide of what its universities do to prepare PhD students for either an academic career or life outside the university.

| View Printable Version