Posts Tagged ‘Foreign Universities’

May 10th, 2012 - 1:47 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Is the “Yale” name for Sale?

What’s in a Name? For Yale in Singapore, a Whole Lot Courtesy of Yale U. The Chronicle of Higher Education reportsa fight between memebers of the Yale faculty and the administration over who owns the “Yale ” brand name. After the  World Economic Forum in Davos, in January 2009, Ri[...]

May 5th, 2012 - 12:51 am § in Schools & Colleges

Bribes Needed to Get College Education

Photo: Reuters Students of the University of Ibadan check their graduation gowns at their campus in Ibadan, south west Nigeria (2006 file photo). In Nigeria, about a million students pass the college-entrance qualifying exam every year, but most never attend a college class.  Nigerian universities [...]

February 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

German Court Rules Increased Pay for Starting Faculty

Germany’s highest court has ruled that starting professors in Germany should be paid more in the future, arguing that the current system of performance-based salaries is unconstitutional. Editorialists at German papers warn the decision could prove expensive for the country’s states.  R[...]

September 29th, 2011 - 9:29 pm § in Schools & Colleges

The Corporate Degree

Britain, The Independent: The education publisher Pearson’s in  partnership with Royal Holloway university is now providing a Pearson’s degree course. The company is already planning further entries into providing degree courses – possibly with other universities. They will not be the[...]

September 25th, 2011 - 8:40 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Univeristy Faculty Go On Strike Monday

Great news, the UW Huskies beat the Cal Bears! But, while that was happening, our education system keeps taking more cuts and It may scare some of you to read this report about educational strife leading to a real strike. No Going Back On Monday Strike UNIVERSITY teachers declared that there is no g[...]

September 23rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm § in Schools & Colleges, Science

The AVE Challenge: Who is going to win the Nobel Sunday Night?

  About 9 AM Stockholm time Monday, the Karolinska is going to wake up one to three biologists and announce they have won the  Nobel Prize. Thompson Reuters has their list based on citation, I call this hokey. Here is Thompsons’s list with my thumb added in an appropriate direction where[...]

September 12th, 2011 - 8:45 am § in Schools & Colleges

Enrollement in Higher Ed in England Drops

  More than half of English universities are expecting a fall in undergraduate numbers in the first year of higher fees, with the sector as a whole planning for a drop of almost 2 per cent.  Read more at Times Higher Education.[...]

July 25th, 2011 - 8:13 am § in Schools & Colleges

American liberal arts colleges: Where art meets science

“America has found a way to bridge a gap that Britain still often stumbles into.” from the Guardian by Jessica Moore In 1959, the British scientist and novelist CP Snow warned of a divide between scientists and “literary intellectuals”. He explained that few of hi[...]

June 28th, 2011 - 6:31 am § in Schools & Colleges

What a rip-off! US-style fees undermine British Higher Ed

Should the UK Emulate US Pay to Study University System? from Times Higher Education by Anthony Glees, director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, University of Buckingham. One of many claims our vice-chancellors regularly rehearse is that American universities are the best in the [...]

June 1st, 2011 - 7:00 am § in Schools & Colleges

WA tries to make WA education as bad as the worst education in India

“The legislature finds that some students are eager to complete a degree in the shortest time possible in order to enter the job market. The legislature further finds that providing  streamlined path to a baccalaureate degree would shorten the time required for students to complete a degree, impr[...]