Australian universities accused of aiding mass surveillance in China
20 October 2019  Issue No: 571
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PHOTOLeading universities across Australia have been accused of helping the Chinese Communist Party to develop mass surveillance and military technologies. The claims add to growing concern within Australian intelligence agencies that universities are putting national security at risk, according to an explosive report.
Existing knowledge and skills have very limited value unless they can be applied in novel ways to produce new knowledge that solves today’s complex and large-scale problems to improve the quality of life for all people. We need a rights-based educational model.
The speed of higher education reforms in Uzbekistan under the new president – increasing higher education autonomy and welcoming branch campuses from universities from the West, Russia and Asia – is breathtaking. It also represents a remarkable shift against the trend of increasing autocracy elsewhere.
PHOTORegional growth and more political stability in the Asia region, allowing for greater investment in education and research, have reduced brain drain of researchers and academics and led to a rapid rise in research output from South and East Asia, according to a new report.
PHOTO‘Cultural intelligence’ provides a research-based approach to developing capabilities that enable people to be more effective at working or studying in culturally diverse contexts. Internationalisation of higher education without it promises no greater cross-cultural effectiveness than no internationalisation at all.
HE in Challenging Times
PHOTOA new series of essays by NAFSA Senior Fellows reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing internationalisation of higher education in uncertain times. More than ever, the role of international education is to contribute to breaking down barriers of intolerance and isolationism.
PHOTOThe African Development University in Niger's capital, Niamey, is the result of the vision of a young man, Kader Kaneye, who started dreaming 12 years ago about how to empower youth in his country through quality higher education. He will be sharing his experience at the 14th eLearning Africa conference, to be held in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire from 23 to 25 October.
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