Does the UK want more or fewer international students?
4 December 2022  Issue No: 719
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PHOTOAs predicted, higher education is trying as fast as possible to return to the old way of looking at internationalisation as a market and income source, ignoring the high social and economic risks of such an approach as well as neglecting ethical concerns.
The United Nations, human rights groups and alumni of prominent Chinese universities have called on state and university authorities to refrain from cracking down on the students and other protesters involved in last weekend’s peaceful demonstrations against the Chinese government’s prolonged anti-virus measures.
Singapore universities’ contribution to the country’s intellectual life is more modest than their outstanding global competitiveness might suggest because of a structure of incentives and disincentives that has nudged individuals and institutions away from public-facing scholarship that could illuminate key issues facing society.
PHOTOIt was becoming almost impossible for non-South Africans to join academia amid an ongoing “ring-fencing of the academic space”. To tackle xenophobic practices in universities, strong institutional leadership was needed, it emerged at a round table on academic xenophobia.
PHOTOIn a three-week series, University World News looks at the latest flashpoints in the battle to defend the tradition of collegial or bicameral college and university governance that has predominated in North America for more than a century but is now under threat.
PHOTONo one could have predicted the changes to academe in respect of the internet, tenure and ideology. But they have fundamentally altered academic life, driving the need for a new framework for academe based on what unites academics across geographical and disciplinary borders.
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PHOTOThe higher education sector, like many others, faces an existential challenge to respond to the climate emergency, but by sharing solutions in the spirit of open learning and collaboration – activities at which universities excel – we can lead the way in responding.
PHOTOWith questions about universities’ contribution to society growing increasingly louder, including from political quarters, the challenge of measuring the social and economic impact of higher education institutions is increasingly coming under the spotlight, as it did at the recent University Social Responsibility Summit.
PHOTOA recent report in the United States which shows how few students re-enrol in a second higher education institution, let alone graduate, after their first shuts down has highlighted the need for stricter enforcement of regulations aimed at preventing closures and protecting state consumer protection laws.
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PHOTOThe Sustainable Development Goals framework provides an opportunity for universities to “collaborate across differences” and represents a new “common language” for universities’ social responsibility agendas, according to key speakers participating in the University Social Responsibility Summit held from 16 to 18 November.
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