Also: Terms agreed for UK to rejoin Horizon Europe
10 September 2023  Issue No: 753
Top Stories
PHOTOSuspending academic collaboration with China out of hand is unproductive and leads to mutual isolation. An open, mutually respectful and productive academic relationship between China and the West is vital to confront the severe geopolitical, climate, energy and healthcare challenges our world faces.
The European Commission and the United Kingdom government have reached an agreement in principle on the association of the UK to Horizon Europe, the EU’s flagship £85 billion (US$91 billion) research collaboration programme, and the Copernicus programme, which the UK had left under the terms of Brexit.
After Republican presidential hopefuls lined up to cheer the United States Supreme Court decision to scrap the current administration’s student debt relief plan, President Joe Biden has come back with another version that benefits previously marginalised minority groups. But can it withstand further political attack?
PHOTOA union made up of university academics in Libya has announced an open-ended sit-in protest and has suspended studies in all the country’s universities until its full demands – relating in the main to salaries and overseas scholarships – are met by the government.
Reconstruction of Cities
PHOTOPoland has been chosen to host the upcoming Magna Charta Observatory anniversary conference to allow delegates to learn first-hand how Polish universities and society were responsive to the crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, exemplifying the principles of the Magna Charta Universitatum.
PHOTOCanada’s recent education-export growth has been unmatched and its contribution to the economy roughly equals that of the aerospace industry. But lack of federal regulation makes Canada highly susceptible to unwanted behaviours and future deflation if student expectations don’t match student experiences.
World Blog
PHOTOA former seasonal application reader urges universities in the United States to pay extra careful attention to admission processes and the way they are communicated to the public, particularly in the wake of the Operation Varsity Blues scandal and the more recent Supreme Court affirmative action ruling.
PHOTOCameroon has opened its doors for higher education training in renewable energy with the creation of departments in that field at all 11 state universities, a move aimed at creating jobs and accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals in the fight against climate change.
PHOTOA recent survey in the United States by Gallup published against the backdrop of growing doubts about the worth of higher education revealed a range of benefits, such as finding a job to suit one’s interests as well as a greater confidence in the national democratic process.
Top Stories from Last Week
PHOTOA total of 104 government and private higher education institutions in Sudan, as well as research centres and the National Fund for Student Welfare have been damaged and vandalised since April when the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces became embroiled in a war.
World Round-up
Update | Unsubscribe | Sent to:
Contact Address: 4th Floor, 18 St Cross Street, London, EC1N 8UN, United Kingdom
Copyright 2023 University World News