Also: Whatever the COP27 outcome, science has a key role to play
6 November 2022  Issue No: 715
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PHOTOWith a 6-3 conservative-liberal majority, the nine-member bench of the Supreme Court of the United States looks set to strike down the use of race-conscious admission policies that have been guiding and facilitating the admission of black and under-represented minorities into the country’s universities for decades.
Delegations of global university leaders are flocking to India, the second largest higher education system, stimulated in part by the emphasis on internationalisation in the new National Education Policy. But infrastructure and policies for effective internationalisation are still lacking and realism is important.
A four-year project sheds light on policy options and good practice to help countries create more flexible higher education. Given the focus in Sustainable Development Goal 4 on equitable higher education, the study pays particular attention to the effects of flexible learning pathways on disadvantaged groups.
Climate Change
PHOTOThis year’s COP is seen as the one that will bring concrete actions and commitments on emission reductions and on financing of losses resulting from climate change borne by the Global South. Whatever the outcomes, the scientific community has a key role to play.
PHOTOFollowing the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that reversed Roe v Wade and handed to individual states the power to decide on women’s abortion rights, nearly half of aspiring medical students say states’ decisions will influence where they apply to study, a new survey shows.
PHOTOA pending proposal by the Modi nationalist government to expand the use of Hindi at the expense of English in higher education will harm the Indian economy and deepen divisions that run across a vast terrain of regional politics and multiple languages.
World Blog
PHOTOThe COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the dangers of healthcare nationalism, which limits us in improving the health of all people and prevents us from acting together as a global medical community committed to working towards Sustainable Development Goal 3 on good health and well-being.
Top Stories from Last Week
PHOTONewly launched global rankings, which measure universities’ contributions towards sustainability, were motivated in part by research that found that a majority of students held the view that universities could and should be doing more to address the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.
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