As knowledge advances so quickly, universities’ role in sharing, explaining research is vital
19 January 2020  Issue No: 581
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PHOTOAs we enter a new decade, it is important to reflect on why universities’ role in sharing and explaining the latest research is so vital, particularly at a time when knowledge is advancing so rapidly and many are being left behind.
Internationalisation of the curriculum should not be viewed only as something that supports internationalisation in higher education. Rather, it is a contemporary approach to curriculum design that takes into consideration the multiple complexities of different contexts and encourages academic teams to reflect critically on curriculum development.
Undeterred by oppressive regime tactics, university students in Iran are putting up a defiant show of resentment towards the ruling religious elite, triggered by the shooting down of the Ukraine passenger plane outside Tehran, killing all 176 on board, many of them students.
PHOTOThe Addis Ababa Convention has finally come into operation, providing a framework for the recognition of academic qualifications throughout Africa and mechanisms to limit brain drain from the continent.
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PHOTOHighlighting genuine concerns of students and parents about study in the United States is not anti-American. Pretending that gun violence, the broken visa system or the widespread feeling that the US is not open and welcoming don’t exist or trivialising them will not make them go away.
PHOTOAs African institutions seek to lead the research agenda on issues that affect the continent, they need sound research governance infrastructure and competent research managers. A fellowship programme is helping to improve the research management and administration skills of university leaders to enable their institutions to better compete and collaborate internationally, win international research funding and transfer knowledge and technology to their communities.
PHOTOPoor research culture is leading to unhealthy competition, bullying and harassment, and mental health issues. Close to half of researchers have experienced bullying and more than half have sought or wanted to seek professional help for depression and anxiety, a survey of 4,000 researchers shows.
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