Also: Education organisations call for end to violence
15 October 2023  Issue No: 758
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PHOTOWith 11 international students among the hundreds killed and injured in escalating violence since the attack by Hamas militants on Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday 7 October, governments are concerned about the safety of their citizens, including students in both Gaza and Israel.
The Israel Defense Forces has released a video of an air strike on the Islamic University of Gaza which it alleged was being used for military purposes. Meanwhile the death toll of civilians, including Palestinian students and academics, is rising during Israel’s counteroffensive.
Education International and the European Trade Union Committee for Education have issued a joint statement condemning the “severe attack” Hamas launched against Israel – as have German education bodies – but also appealed to both sides to end the violence and commit to direct negotiations for peace.
PHOTOA recent bibliometric study of article retractions in the technology field from developing countries reveals that the number of retractions has increased over the past 20 years, with an annual growth rate of 20.79%, and offers suggestions to institutions looking to correct the problem.
PHOTOAs we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October, it is vital that universities and governments in countries where the scourge of sexual exploitation in higher education is a reality take steps to safeguard the welfare of female students.
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PHOTOInternational student mobility researchers need to ensure that their research not only gets before policy-makers but is read and used. The findings of a survey of international student mobility scholars and practitioners enabled a refined understanding of how effective policy briefs might be designed.
HE and Sustainability: The Gulf States
PHOTOAs the United Arab Emirates prepares to host COP28, the global summit on climate action and sustainable development, University World News is running a weekly Special Briefing exploring the contribution of Gulf states’ universities to climate action and to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
PHOTOA new UNESCO course for rectors is based on the premise that for higher education institutions to fulfil their roles as exemplary organisations, as technical, cognitive and cultural models of sustainability for students and their communities, they must develop an organisational culture for sustainability.
PHOTOMale and female Carleton University varsity team players who volunteered for a programme to combat sexual and gender-based violence on and off campus say they are working to prevent violence from happening in the first place and are challenging all students to be accountable for combating it.
Top Stories from Last Week
PHOTOChicago State University in the United States on 2 October released information related to the qualification of Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Tinubu’s academic record forms part of an ongoing challenge to undo the outcome of his election as president in February.
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