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What South Africa’s universities have learnt about the future from Covid-19

South African tertiary institutions had to move to emergency remote learning with little warning last year. But experts say a blended learning model will become the new normal for education The post What South Africa’s universities have learnt about the future from Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Digital, South Africa, Access, Equality, Universities, Openaccess, Digital Learning, Motsepe Foundation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Emergency Remote Learning


Thousands of UK language students left in limbo as Brexit hits travel plans

Universities say they have received inadequate guidance on red tape and costs for academic years abroad Thousands of UK students hoping to spend the year abroad are caught in limbo after facing major disruption to their travel plans due to post-Brexit red tape and costs, in respect of which universities say they received inadequate guidance from the government.Coordinators of academic years abroad who spoke to the Guardian said there had been limited information from the Foreign Office ahead of ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Students, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Higher Education, Guardian, Universities, Languages, Brexit, Foreign Office


The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled The post The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Eff, Universities, Court Case, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, FeesMustFall, Economic Freedom Fighters, UniSA, Top Six, EFF Student Command, Enrollment Target, First-time Student Intake, Over-enrollment, Tommy Huma


Technology is a double-edged sword

As the fourth industrial revolution and Covid co-conspire to flip the world of work upside down, technology has the potential to address our inequalities, or deepen them The post Technology is a double-edged sword appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Opinion, Digital Divide, Universities, Inequality, Openaccess, Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR, Future Careers


‘Quad’ nations sign up for meta think-tank to advance ‘Techno-Democratic Statecraft’

As China bristles, USA, Japan, India, and Australia create forum to explore the intersection of tech and regional security Universities and think tanks from Australia, the USA, Japan, and India have come together in a new group that together hopes to advance discussions on the intersection of information technology, regional security, and internet freedom.…
Tags: Australia, China, India, Software, Universities, USA Japan, USA Japan India


Huddersfield University Bahrain degree 'providing torture hub with legitimacy'

Forty MPs sign letter urging closure of police master’s course run in building where dissidents say they were torturedForty cross-party MPs and peers have urged the University of Huddersfield to close a master’s course it runs at the Royal Academy of Policing in Bahrain, after allegations that political dissidents were being tortured in the same building.The MPs, led by Ian Blackford, the Westminster leader of the Scottish National Party, have written to Huddersfield’s vice-chancellor, Bob Cryan...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Universities, Huddersfield, Bahrain, Scottish National party, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield University, Ian Blackford, Master's degrees, Royal Academy of Policing


International students locked out of Australia by pandemic switch to UK and US

With Australia’s borders all but closed, many young people who long dreamed of an antipodean education are going elsewhereSabid Hossain and his three friends knew what university they were going to. They had been planning it, he says, since he was in eighth or ninth grade.At the end of 2020, they would graduate from their high school in Rangpur in Bangladesh. They would go – all four of them – to the University of Melbourne, more than 9,000km away. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Australia, US, Australia news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Higher Education, Bangladesh, Universities, Australian education, Australian Universities, University of Melbourne, Rangpur, Hossain, Australian foreign policy


Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music The post Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Leadership, Education, Bullying, Higher Education, Universities, Transformation, Mathematics, Academia, University of Cape Town, SABC, Times Higher Education, UCT, Lucky Dube, Q&A Sessions, Mamokgethi Phakeng


PRESENTING: 64 edtech startups looking to disrupt Harvard as part of a $9 billion market

Online learning platform Coursera has raised a total of $443.1 million in funding, with $130 million raised July 2020. Coursera When the pandemic forced students of all ages into the remote learning model, the value of an in-person college experience came into question. Education tech startups saw a surge in funding up to $9 billion in 2020 from investors looking to enhance virtual learning in the US and abroad. These companies have figured out how to digitize every part of college life, fr...
Tags: Startups, College, US, Trends, Harvard, Higher Education, Universities, Teaser, Edtech, Coursera, Online Learning, Nordic, Harvard Here, Tech Insider, Remote Learning, Virtual Learning


Climate activist Luisa Neubauer: 'how can we turn this anxiety into something constructive?'

The German activist gives her advice to young people on how to help tackle the climate crisis“Once we decide to do something about [the climate crisis] we can move mountains.” If the motivational quote sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Meet “the German Greta”, 24-year-old climate activist Luisa Neubauer, one of the main organisers of the Fridays for Future movement in the country, which organised the school strikes prior to the pandemic.A “sense of loss,” she says, led to her involvement in...
Tags: Students, Education, Climate Change, Higher Education, Universities, Young People, Luisa Neubauer


Cimate activist Luisa Neubauer: 'how can we turn this anxiety into something constructive?'

The German activist gives her advice to young people on how to help tackle the climate crisis“Once we decide to do something about [the climate crisis] we can move mountains.” If the motivational quote sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Meet “the German Greta”, 24-year-old climate activist Luisa Neubauer, one of the main organisers of the Fridays for Future movement in the country, which organised the school strikes prior to the pandemic.A “sense of loss,” she says, led to her involvement in...
Tags: Students, Education, Climate Change, Higher Education, Universities, Young People, Luisa Neubauer


The free-market gamble: has Covid broken UK universities?

The pandemic has exposed the impact of 20 years of turning higher education into a marketplace and students into increasingly dissatisfied customersIn 2018-19 Manchester City FC had revenues of £535.2m. Manchester United had £627m. The University of Manchester made more than £1bn – not far short, in other words, of the combined income of the city’s two global sporting brands. This is in many ways a cause for celebration, a sign of the economic power of higher education, of British success in att...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Culture, Manchester United, Higher Education, Tuition Fees, University Funding, Universities, University of Manchester, Manchester City FC, Coronavirus


University Accommodations for Admissions

A post-secondary education, for most Canadians, is a gateway and a pre-requisite to a better future. Additional education is especially important during difficult economic times, in particular after the loss of a job. In 2011, Statistics Canada concluded a long-term impact study on post-secondary education, concluding that those who obtained this education found a $7,000 increase in annual salary. This held true even for those who lost their jobs due to the 2008 recession, for most of the partic...
Tags: Law, Court, University, Canada, Universities, Court of appeal, Tribunal, Disabilities, Waterloo, Dunsmuir, University of Waterloo, Statistics Canada, Ontario Court of Appeal, Dalhousie, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Divisional Court


University College London apologises for role in promoting eugenics

Links to early eugenicists such as Francis Galton a source of ‘deep regret’ to institutionUniversity College London has expressed “deep regret” for its role in the propagation of eugenics, alongside a promise to improve conditions for disabled staff and students and a pledge to give “greater prominence” to teaching the malign legacy of the discredited movement.The formal apology for legitimising eugenics – the advocacy of selective breeding of the population often to further racist or discrimina...
Tags: Students, Education, Race, UK News, History, Higher Education, Universities, University administration, Ucl, University College London, Francis Galton, UCL (University College London, Higher education policy, institutionUniversity College London


My best pandemic shot: Guardian and Observer photographers' 2020

We asked our photographers to pick an image that best highlighted an aspect of the coronavirus pandemicWe asked the Guardian and Observer’s team of photographers to pick an image that represented something interesting about covering the pandemic in 2020. From heatwave swims to anti-racism demonstrations in the summer to lockdown imagery and individual tragedy, these images and the thoughts of the photographers form a very personal take on the experience of covering the coronavirus pandemic in 20...
Tags: UK News, Universities, Observer, Coronavirus


Cord cutting and unbundling caused a massive shakeup in the TV industry. The same type of change is coming to colleges.

College students are starting to depend more on a range of different entities to meet their needs. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Similar to how the cable TV industry was unbundled into options like Netflix and Hulu, students in higher education are starting to depend more on a range of different entities to meet their needs. As time goes on, more young people will choose to forego traditional higher education and instead pull together a quick set of credentialed skills tha...
Tags: Google, Education, US, Trends, Netflix, Healthcare, Universities, Hulu, Getty Images Similar, Riipen, Denison University, Adam Weinberg, Kenzie Academy, GRANVILLE Ohio, Pathstream, MediaNews Group Boston Herald


Experts call for end of rapid Covid tests in universities and care homes in England

Government figures from programme revealed tests missed 30% of those with high viral load Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts have called for an end to the use of rapid coronavirus tests in universities and care homes, after government figures from the mass testing programme in Liverpool revealed the tests missed 30% of those with a high viral load.The figures showed that the rapid tests identified just five out of 10 positive cases which had been detected by stan...
Tags: England, UK News, Liverpool, Social Care, Universities, Coronavirus


Scrap rapid Covid tests in England's care homes, experts urge

Figures from Liverpool programme reveal lateral flow tests missed 30% of those with a high viral loadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts have called for an end to the use of rapid coronavirus tests in universities and care homes, after government figures from the mass testing programme in Liverpool revealed the tests missed 30% of those with a high viral load.The figures showed that the rapid tests identified just five out of 10 positive cases which had been detec...
Tags: England, UK News, Liverpool, Social Care, Universities, Coronavirus


UK universities fine students £170,000 for Covid rule breaches

Exclusive: 28 institutions issued fines, with Nottingham University students alone hit for £58,865Universities fined students more than £170,000 for breaching coronavirus safety rules in the first weeks of the new academic year, a Guardian analysis has found, as students told of struggling to make friends without flouting restrictions.Twenty-eight institutions fined students for breaking university, local and national Covid rules, including on household mixing, mandatory face coverings and socia...
Tags: Health, UK, Students, Education, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Higher Education, Universities, Nottingham University, Coronavirus


UK students fined more than £170,000 over Covid rule breaches

Exclusive: 28 institutions issued fines, with Nottingham University making up one-third of totalUniversities fined students more than £170,000 for breaching coronavirus safety rules in the first weeks of the new academic year, a Guardian analysis has found, as students told of struggling to make friends without flouting restrictions.Twenty-eight institutions fined students for breaking university, local and national Covid rules, including bans on household mixing, and mandatory face coverings an...
Tags: UK, Students, UK News, Universities, Nottingham University, Coronavirus


Sexual abuse at English and Welsh universities 'a public scandal' – study

About 50,000 cases of abuse or harassment take place every year, report findsAn estimated 50,000 incidents of sexual abuse or harassment take place in universities in England and Wales every year, according to research, which accuses the sector of failing to adequately address what is “fast becoming a public scandal”.Unsafe Spaces: Ending Sexual Abuse in Universities highlights the role of the “lad culture” in student sports clubs – especially rugby clubs – in creating a toxic atmosphere leading...
Tags: England, Education, Wales, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, Sexual Harassment


The uberfication of the university

The pandemic is hastening neoliberal universities’ moves towards platform pedagogy, where lecturers become participants in the “just-in-time” gig economy and students become “clients” The post The uberfication of the university appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Uber, Education, Linkedin, Privatisation, Universities, Airbnb, Distance Learning, Neoliberalism, Gary Hall, Deregulation, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Editorial: Nzimande’s shame is youth’s loss

Before Nzimande or anyone in government thinks of telling young people to “choose” TVET colleges again, they need to fix this sector The post Editorial: Nzimande’s shame is youth’s loss appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Youth, Higher Education, Certificates, Universities, Editorial, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, South Africa (country, TVET colleges, Gloria Sekwena, Technical And Vocational Education And Training


Science Brexit deal faces £3bn hurdle in EU research programme

Sector calls on both UK and EU to compromise on ‘financial formula’ to Horizon EuropeThe UK’s post-Brexit collaboration with European scientists hangs in the balance after it emerged that the EU offer of staying in the Horizon research programme could leave London with a £3bn deficit.“The financial negotiations are not in a good position and the offer that the [European] commission has made to the UK is not appealing,” Vivienne Stern, the director of Universities UK International, told a Lords B...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, University Funding, Science policy, Universities, Horizon, Brexit, Universities UK International, Vivienne Stern


Brexit: £3bn standoff over UK-EU scientific collaboration

Sector calls for compromise to ensure UK researchers stay in Horizon EuropeThe UK’s post-Brexit collaboration with European scientists hangs in the balance after it emerged that the EU offer of staying in the Horizon research programme could leave London with a £3bn deficit.“The financial negotiations are not in a good position and the offer that the [European] commission has made to the UK is not appealing,” Vivienne Stern, the director of Universities UK International, told a Lords Brexit comm...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, University Funding, Science policy, Universities, Horizon, Brexit, Universities UK International, Vivienne Stern


Institutions of higher learning should commemorate their casualties

The bust of Matikweni Nkuna at Tshwane University of Technology is an example of how we should honour those who fought for equal access to education The post Institutions of higher learning should commemorate their casualties appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Access, Statues, Universities, Tut, FeesMustFall, Commemoration, Top Six, Tshwane University Of Technology, Katlego Monareng, Lesedi Benjamin Phetla, Matikweni Nkuna


'My ticket out': the Indian village where every family has an engineer

Students from a small community traditionally known for weaving are beating the odds to gain coveted university placesHe had tossed and turned all night. When he finally got out of bed at 4am, Anand Kumar realised his parents had too.The 17-year-old was confident he had worked hard for his exam – the joint entrance exam (JEE), which is the ticket to India’s finest engineering institutions – but the anxiety was undeniable. Huddled together in their living room last week, the family sat refreshing...
Tags: Education, India, World news, Poverty, South and Central Asia, Engineering, Higher Education, Global development, Universities, Anand Kumar, Global Education


Academics warn of ‘chilling effect’ of Hong Kong security law

Exclusive: global scholars on China call for agreement to resist interference in researchSome of the world’s leading scholars on China have called for a united international front in defence of university freedoms, amid claims of an increased Chinese threat to academic inquiry since the passing of Hong Kong’s national security law.Individual universities will be picked off unless there is a common agreement to resist Chinese state interference in academic research and teaching on China, a group ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Education, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, US UK Australia


Dyson technology institute to be given power to award its own degrees

Institute founded by Sir James Dyson will be first alternative provider to be granted such powerThe technology institute founded by the inventor Sir James Dyson will soon have the power to award its own degrees – the first of the new wave of alternative providers.The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, which opened in 2017 on the site of Dyson’s design centre in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has 150 engineering undergraduates who pay no tuition fees and receive a full-time wage during their ...
Tags: Technology, Students, Education, Higher Education, Universities, University administration, James Dyson, Dyson Ltd, Dyson, Engineering general, Malmesbury Wiltshire, Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology


Big city indifference to strangers may be a myth, study suggests

Behavioural experts in London find socio-economic factors to be the keys to helpfulnessConventional wisdom is that people living in big cities are less likely than smaller towns to help strangers in need, but new research suggests the likelihood of securing assistance is associated with socio-economic factors, and has little to do with the anonymity and the fast pace of urban living. Researchers at University College London (UCL) measured whether people posted a lost letter, returned a dropped i...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Science, London, Research, Society, UK News, Poverty, Universities, University College London UCL, UCL (University College London, Research publishing