Special Reports – Global Edition
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FICCI, held its Higher Education Summit 2012 in New Delhi last week. University World News was there.
Despite the remarkable growth of women students in higher education in many countries worldwide, women continue to be under-represented in senior positions in the sector. This Special Report brings together University World News articles focusing on issues around gender in higher education and women in leadership positions.
The OECD published its 2012 Education at a Glance report on Tuesday. Geoff Maslen overviews this key education publication, and we publish an editorial by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría and extracts from the report.
IEASA held its annual conference in Cape Town from 29 August to 1 September. University World News was there, along with more than 250 academics and international higher education practitioners from around the world. This is the first of a two-part Special Report on the conference.
Universities and colleges in the UK, particularly those in London, have created new programmes of activity for the 2012 Olympic Games. But it is what they do after the gold medals have been handed out that will decide what the lasting legacy will be for higher education.
Rio+20 begins next week. University World News looks at ways in which universities are involved in sustainable development and environment debates and research, and their role at the summit.
The 64th NAFSA conference was held from 29 May to 1 June in Houston, Texas. The world’s largest international educators' gathering attracted more than 8,000 participants from 100 countries. University World News reports.
The “Regional Conference on Higher Education-Industry-Community Engagement in Asia” was held in Malaysia from 7-9 May, hosted by AsiaEngage. University World News was there.
The second QS-MAPLE – Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education – conference was held in South Africa from 3-4 May. The theme was “Meeting the Global Challenges in Higher Education". University World News reported on the conference last weekend, and wraps up the coverage here.
The UK-based Observatory on Borderless Higher Education held its 2012 forum in Kuala Lumpur from 24-26 April, titled “New Players and New Directions: The challenges of international branch campus management”. University World News reports on the forum, and we publish commentaries by two of the speakers.