Also: Is reliance on international student fees fuelling a housing crisis?
25 June 2023  Issue No: 745
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PHOTOIt is clear that the thinking and models that underpinned the first phase of higher education massification are no longer appropriate to meet individual and societal demands and requirements today and into the future. Accordingly, I want to talk about the tertiary ecosystem.
The massive increase in the number of international students in Ontario’s colleges – from 26,000 in 2015 to 99,000 in 2022 – has fuelled a larger crisis of housing affordability, and is part of a country-wide problem. Is there an alternative model of affordable student housing?
The African Research Universities Alliance and the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities have announced the launch of 17 joint Clusters of Research Excellence, each co-led by leading universities from each continent in an initiative set to transform the nature of collaborative research, foregrounding equity as a precondition for excellent and impactful research.
PHOTOA report on the status of the academic profession in the United States shows that all academic salaries, particularly those of professors, have declined in real terms, that academics continue to face high levels of precarity, and that the salaries of female professors lag behind those of male peers.
PHOTOIf the advances towards open access publishing brought by COVID are to be sustained once the pandemic has subsided, scientists themselves will need to have a greater say in defining the future of scientific publishing and in governing its infrastructure and processes.
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PHOTOIt is both a privilege and a responsibility to play a role in the validation of an academic’s submission for promotion. It is therefore vital that the institution concerned provides clear guidance to external international expert referees about the process at that institution.
PHOTOThe University of Johannesburg in South Africa has been named as the institution that makes the greatest contribution in the world towards Sustainable Development Goal or SDG 1, aimed at ending poverty in all its forms by 2030. What is the institution doing strategically and practically to pursue this goal?
PHOTOThe formal launch of a Sub-Saharan African university ranking, based on data collected from 121 universities and with a strong focus on undergraduate education, on 26 June at Ashesi University in Ghana, has yielded mixed responses from within the sector.
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PHOTOMore mainland Chinese students are opting to study in Asia rather than the West. While the trend is driven by relatively lower costs, experts say high failure rates among those sitting entrance examinations for higher degrees at China’s universities are also a factor.
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