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24 February 2019  Issue No: 237
Top Stories
PHOTOIn a warning to parents against sending their children abroad without adequate financial resources, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said many Zimbabwean nationals were being arrested, imprisoned and detained in foreign countries for crimes ranging from being in the country illegally to vandalism and illegal employment.
Student Blog
PHOTOStudent protest action is common on campuses around the world, including in Africa. As part of our new Student Blog series, we publish a South African student’s view on the importance of formulating your own views on issues, and taking informed action.
Africa News
PHOTOThe three-month-long academics’ strike in Nigeria has ended with another agreement between the union and the government, but hopes of the government keeping its promises to the sector seem to be at an all-time low.
Africa Analysis
PHOTOToday’s world is a world of big data, but what do we do with this massive amount of information? More and more, higher education institution must train data scientists from different disciplines who can operate in a real-world situation to solve developmental and societal problems.
Africa Features
PHOTOKenya risks losing its chance to host the East African-German University of Applied Sciences as bureaucratic delays continue to hold up the signing of a draft agreement between the two countries.
World Blog
PHOTODeveloping inclusive leadership skills as well as an ethical and humane mindset is just as important as developing teaching, research and managerial skills because, ultimately, education is about developing the human potential of students regardless of what they study or what profession they enter.
Global Features
PHOTOA major announcement this week by Beijing of its plans for a Greater Bay Area of cooperation between Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in China’s southern Guangdong province will provide impetus for cross-border higher education and research collaboration if differences can be overcome.
Global Commentary
PHOTOMarketisation of higher education, embodied by quality mechanisms, rankings, student satisfaction surveys and the like, has resulted in grade inflation and impacted teaching and learning, but there are increasing signs that a shift away from the market model may be on the cards.
PHOTOIn an era of hyper-competition and market disruption, business schools must make internationalisation core to their business, speakers agreed at an interactive online panel discussion hosted by Studyportals in partnership with University World News and EFMD – the global management development organisation.
Transformative Leadership
PHOTOThe PRESAGE programme at Sciences Po in France aims to transform the way gender inequalities are treated within higher education through embedding a gender perspective across the humanities and social sciences. Instead of gathering researchers in a specific unit, it promotes this approach throughout every graduate school and research centre.
World Round-up
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