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How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work?

Finland has been a top contender on every Program for International Student Assessment survey.The country built a comprehensive education structure designed to offer citizens free education with no dead ends.The inspiration for Finland's approach was American education research and philosophers such as John Dewey.Finland's education system enjoys a lot of buzz lately. It is considered one of the best education systems in the world. It routinely outperforms the United States in reading, science, ...
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Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Chinese and Hongkonger university applicants now outnumber those from WalesRecord numbers of students from China and Hong Kong are applying for places at British universities, overtaking the number of applicants from Wales, according to official figures.Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) shows a spike in demand for undergraduate places from mainland China and a small rise in applications from the EU, despite fears over Brexit. Continue reading...
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Women 'terrified' as students allowed to return after rape messages

Men allowed back on campus early after University of Warwick reduces suspensionWomen discussed as rape targets by a group of male students at the University of Warwick say they are terrified of seeing the men return to campus after the university reduced the length of their suspension.Last year five men were barred or suspended by the university over their membership of a long-running group chat that discussed rape and sexual assault of women, including individual students, as well as racism, an...
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WashU announces donation from Square co-founder to grow engineering school

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) announced today that its engineering school received its largest single donation in history. The donation was offered by Square co-founder and WashU alumni Jim McKelvey, for whom the school will be renamed, from the School of Engineering & Applied Science to The James McKelvey School of Engineering. WashU did not disclose the donated amount and historically does not disclose financial information. McKelvey has deep ties to his alma mater. McKelvey’...
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Video games can turn university graduates into better employees | Matthew Barr

Video games improve communication, adaptibility and critical thinking – just the attributes that employers are looking forIn recent years, Boris Johnson has excelled at making ignorant pronouncements and illiterate blunders. From offensive remarks on burqas to reciting Kipling in Myanmar and his ludicrous statements on Brexit, Johnson has perfected the art of getting it wrong. It feels like he’s managed to offend just about everyone. For video game educators like myself, that moment arrived way ...
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Cambridge gives role to academic accused of racist stereotyping

University professors among hundreds who objected to grant of research job to Noah CarlUniversity of Cambridge professors and academics from around the world have attacked the appointment of a social scientist whose work they say has stoked “racist, xenophobic, fascist and anti-immigration rhetoric”.A letter protesting about the appointment of Noah Carl to a prestigious research fellowship at St Edmund’s College claims that Carl’s work focuses on “academically discredited lines of inquiry” invol...
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Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities

EHRC move follows a string of high-profile racial incidents on UK campusesBritain’s equality watchdog has launched an inquiry into racial harassment at universities amid mounting evidence of students and staff from minority groups facing abuse.The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said on Tuesday it was aware of claims from some student groups that universities were “brushing incidents under the carpet unless they go viral on social media”. Continue reading...
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Improving Odds Of Endorsement at a Presentation Pathology Grad School

The college entry essay should at no time be regarded a standard article about yourself. This resource characteristics guidance essay writing checklist pupils about how to prevent plagiarism in your. This is specially accurate with essay writing. Search for spelling errors inside your composition. When composing a term paper, you’re not fighting together with the great essayists of the planet. A rubric is just a kind of rating device which article writing record pupils uses an array of criteri...
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'Dark day for freedom': Soros-affiliated university quits Hungary

Central European University is first major university to be pushed out of an EU countryCentral European University has announced it will leave Budapest for Vienna next year after a protracted legal and rhetorical battle with the Hungarian government, in what is the first case of a major university being pushed out of an EU country.The university, which teaches in English and is regarded as one of the best in the region, has been in the crosshairs of the government of Hungary’s far-right prime mi...
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Universities must learn from UAE case | Letters

Steven Burkeman and Jane Ghosh say supervisors should be more careful not to let PhD candidates get into dangerous situationsThe case of Matthew Hedges should prompt all universities to reflect on the role of ethics committees, and PhD supervisors, in the process leading to approval of potentially dangerous overseas PhD research (UAE frees British academic but insists Hedges was a spy, 27 November). As a recent member of a University of York ethics committee which dealt with political research, ...
Tags: Politics, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Cambridge, Universities, Uae, Cairo, Hedges, Giulio Regeni, Jane Ghosh, Matthew Hedges


YC alum Make School gains rare accreditation for 2-year applied CS bachelor’s degree

Higher education is a mess. College students spend years learning arcana and quaint academic theories, only to be thrust into the harsh light of the workplace where they are ill-equipped to handle even the most mundane task. A crisis, a moral failure or perhaps simply an expensive mistake, college is clearly in need of a reboot. Colleges would perhaps love to innovate on their models, but are stymied by accreditation agencies charged with maintaining the standards and integrity of higher educati...
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Matthew Hedges: pardoned British academic arrives back in UK

Durham student accused of spying by UAE lands at Heathrow after being granted ‘gracious clemency’A flight carrying British academic Matthew Hedges landed at London Heathrow airport on Tuesday morning, Reuters has reported, a day after he was pardoned in the United Arab Emirates from a life sentence for spying. The UAE released Hedges, 31, on Monday after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency. Britain has denied he was a spy and welco...
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Matthew Hedges: jailed British academic released by UAE

Durham student given life sentence on spying charges granted ‘gracious clemency’Matthew Hedges, the 31-year-old British academic jailed for life on spying charges by the United Arab Emirates, has been released hours after a presidential pardon by the country’s rulers.His release follows intense lobbying by the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, amid an international outcry that left the UAE scrambling to produce evidence to justify claims that Hedges was a spy. Continue reading...
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'Mr Hedges will be permitted to leave' : UAE pardons UK academic – video

Matthew Hedges to be released after being jailed for life on charges on espionage in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old PhD student was visiting the country for research purposes but the UAE insists he was an MI6 agent Continue reading...
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Jailed academic Matthew Hedges’ wife told: don’t give up

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe offers support to Daniela Tejada, who is also fighting for her spouse’s releaseIt is a club to which neither wants to belong. But Richard Ratcliffe and Daniela Tejada have built an alliance in adversity based on their shared trauma: the detention of their British spouses abroad.Last week, as Matthew Hedges, Tejada’s husband, was sentenced to life in a United Arab Emirates prison, Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, immediately got in touch wi...
Tags: UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Universities, Ratcliffe, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Richard Ratcliffe, Matthew Hedges, Daniela Tejada, Matthew Hedges Tejada


Matthew Hedges jailing: two more UK universities cut ties with UAE

Durham University and University of Exeter join backlash against Gulf state over academic’s imprisonment The academic backlash against the life imprisonment of Matthew Hedges is growing, with two more UK universities cutting ties with the United Arab Emirates until the Durham PhD student accused of spying is released.Durham University has suspended all field research in the UAE while lecturers at the University of Exeter, where Hedges did his master’s degree, have voted in favour of an academic ...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Universities, Uae, Durham, Gulf, Durham University, University of Exeter, Hedges, Matthew Hedges


Birmingham University staff to boycott UAE campus after jailing of academic

Lecturers in UK will refuse to teach at Dubai outpost after Matthew Hedges sentencingStaff at the University of Birmingham have voted for an academic boycott of its campus in the United Arab Emirates as fears grow for the rights and safety of academics and students following the life sentence given to a Durham PhD student accused of spying in the UAE.The motion passed on Thursday means lecturers based in Birmingham will refuse to teach in Dubai and will not provide the campus with any academic s...
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Privacy and Security of Data at Universities

Interesting paper: "Open Data, Grey Data, and Stewardship: Universities at the Privacy Frontier," by Christine Borgman: Abstract: As universities recognize the inherent value in the data they collect and hold, they encounter unforeseen challenges in stewarding those data in ways that balance accountability, transparency, and protection of privacy, academic freedom, and intellectual property. Two parallel developments in academic data collection are converging: (1) open access requirements, wher...
Tags: Privacy, Universities, Data Collection, University Of California, HIPAA, Bruce Schneier, Academic Papers, Open Data Grey Data, Christine Borgman


Artsy’s Favorite Free Online Courses

While you may not receive academic credit for them, there’s an abundance of free college courses available online. From a class called Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art to Archaeology at Harvard University or Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at the University of Glasgow, there are around 10,000 online courses offered by 800 universities. Each one varies in length (from a few weeks to seven months) but …
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Handshake, a LinkedIn for university students and diversity, raises $40M

LinkedIn has created and — with 562 million users — leads the market in social platforms for people who want to network with others in their professions, and look for jobs. Now a startup that hopes to take it on in a specific niche — university students and recent grads, with a focus on diversity and inclusion — has raised a substantial round to grow. Handshake, a platform for both students looking to take their early career steps and employers who want to reach them, has raised $40 million in a...
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Tariq Ramadan admission sparks fresh row over rape claims

Having denied any sexual contact with accusers, Oxford academic now claims alleged France attacks were consensualIt is the biggest repercussion of the #MeToo movement in France: the influential Swiss-born academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, has spent the past nine months on remand in prison after two French women accused him of raping them in hotel rooms in Paris and Lyon.Ramadan denies rape, the women stand by their allegations, but in recen...
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'Liquid gold': students make world's first brick out of human urine

The bio-brick created by students in Cape Town mixes urine with sand and bacteria, which they say is a world firstStudents in South Africa have created the world’s first brick made from human urine.The bio-brick was produced by students from Cape Town, who collected urine from specially designed male urinals at the university’s engineering building and mixed it with sand and bacteria. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Students, Africa, Environment, World news, South Africa, Higher Education, Global development, Cape Town, Universities, Environmental Sustainability


Brexit, cutting ourselves off from our past, and from science funding | Letters

Letters from Prehistoric Society president Clive Gamble, British Academy Europe liaison chair Helen Wallace, Steve Peers and Louise Rowntree and Kelvin AppletonHow hard can it be for the government to stop its Brexit dithering for a moment and remove the planning blight surrounding EU research funding (‘We haven’t got a plan B’: Academics race to safeguard research amid Brexit fears, 16 October)? Archaeology may deal in timescales of many thousands of years but the crisis looming in two years’ t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Nicola Sturgeon, Archaeology, Science policy, Universities, People in science, Article 50, Brexit


‘There’s no plan B’: academics race to safeguard research against Brexit

With science, IT and archaeology among subjects heavily funded by the EU, leaving with no deal would be cataclysmic, say universitiesProf Chris Gosden, director of the institute of archaeology at Oxford University, is bracing himself for potential disaster after Brexit. Europe funds 38% of archaeological research in the UK and with no plan B, Gosden fears his discipline could dwindle unless an agreement is reached on science.“Losing EU funding would mean that British archaeology would shrink,” G...
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Could creativity be your most prized resource?

What if we could reignite our childhood creativity and deconstruct our realm of acquired assumptions in the process? It would not only be disarmingly fun but deeply meaningful in guiding our strategic thinking. Here is the connection: the basis of the most successful strategies is not outcompeting rivals, but rather creating your own game, your own market space. As the the role of creativity is given greater priority, see how select universities in the US are taking a refreshing new approach ...
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MIT announces new college of computing with $1 billion commitment

MIT announced today that it is massively doubling down on the future of computer science with the launch of a new college of computing. The university is committing $1 billion in resources to the new school, and the university received a $350 million donation from Stephen A. Schwarzman, who will be the naming donor. MIT said that its commitment is the largest of a university yet to the discipline. The university is already one of the leaders in computer science, with a famed department located i...
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Journalism student has court bid to have failing grade overturned dismissed – video

Monash student Chinmay Naik speaks outside Victoria's supreme court in Melbourne. The journalism student took Monash University to court after failing an assignment about dogs and had his case dismissed. He was ordered to pay costs. Continue reading...
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India: India's New Regulations For Online Courses And Programmes - Nishith Desai Associates

The University Grants Commission ("UGC") has introduced regulations to recognize degrees, diplomas and certificates offered by Universities and Institutions deemed to be Universities
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Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Global report reveals proportion of public money spent on education dropped significantly between 2005 and 2015The proportion of public money being spent on private schooling in Australia is higher than in any other advanced economy and has increased significantly over the last decade, a new report reveals.The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released on Tuesday night its annual education at a glance report, a major compendium of statistics measuring the state of education ...
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