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The Meager Output of Ethiopian Ph.D.s

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:02:00 +0000

Ethiopian universities now award more than 500 Ph.D.s every year, up from a low of 21 in 2010-11, but with disappointing results.

Too Big to Marginalize: Higher Education’s Private Sector

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:37:00 +0000

Private institutions enroll one in three of the world’s higher education students—by 2010 private enrollment reached 57 million.

World-Class Universities in a Post-Truth World

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:02:00 +0000

 World-class universities must assume their role model responsibility -- the “ivory tower” could thus morph into a “beacon of hope.” 

Ethiopia: A Transparent Approach to University President Selection

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 12:25:00 +0000

While the introduction of a new processes is one step forward toward a more accountable institutional system, its effectiveness depends on parallel reforms in the governance structure.

Hosting Diversity or Embracing It?

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:50:00 +0000

Simply assembling diversity on campus — racial, international, socio-economic, cultural, generational, etc.— accomplishes little.

The #MeToo Revolution and Student Affairs Professionals in Korea

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:46:00 +0000

A great barrier lies in the ideology and traditions that govern every aspect of the Korean society, including higher education.

The Reform of French University Admissions

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:07:00 +0000

In the past three years, the system has had to absorb an additional 30,000 to 40,000 students every year.

Higher Education and the Economic Integration of Refugees

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:42:00 +0000

The global refugee crisis is complex and requires concerted political, economic, social, and legal action in order to be addressed effectively.

Recent Trends in Japanese Students Studying Abroad: Welcome News for Canada

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:55:00 +0000

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to subsidize “all motivated and able Japanese youth who wish to study abroad.” 

The Last Pharaoh of Ukraine’s Science

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:37:00 +0000

The President of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences, Borys Paton, will turn 100 this year.  He is perhaps the oldest chief of a national academy in the world.