Charges have been dropped against a policeman arrested as the principal suspect in connection with the death of student Bassirou Faye during violent confrontations at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in August 2014. Another officer is expected to stand trial in October.
Despite higher education reforms, Ukraine still faces many challenges if it is to fully implement the Bologna agreement and encourage greater student mobility. Progress has been made on improving monitoring and reporting on the country’s implementation of the Bologna process.
Marguerite Dennis and Richard Lynch
Higher education needs to look to the future and that future is likely to be online and international. Universities need to be disruptive innovators and adopt ‘blue ocean strategies’ to succeed.
Obstacles to exchanges between universities in the European Union and their southern and eastern neighbours “should be eliminated” by simplifying, harmonising and liberalising visa procedures and encouraging short-term mobility, says the European University Association in its response to public consultation on ‘Towards a New European Neighbourhood Policy’.
Kelly Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Florida State University’s Unconquered Scholars initiative serves students who have experienced homelessness or foster care, been wards of the court or raised by relatives other than their parents. Those students’ backgrounds put them at greater risk of dropping out, so the programme provides academic, social and emotional support to keep them on track.