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Treat the cause, not the symptom of student protests by Tom P. Abales
Chicken pox marks only appear on the skin several days after people have been infected with the virus. When we consider the brief rise of the ‘Luddites’ in the second decade of the 19th century the same is true: the machinery they attacked was fully...
Student protesters must move beyond hashtags to real change -John Higgins
Protest movements are manifestos of a sort. Like manifestos, both political and aesthetic, they usually aim to create the support they need by seeking to identify a wrong, then proposing a way of righting it.
UCT ranks 148
UCT ranks 148 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings
World University Rankings 2016-2017 analysis

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Friday, 26 May 2017
How should universities confront a post-truth world?

In a world characterised by increasing turbulence and conflict, and of inequities and dissatisfaction, academic freedom has come under siege. In some parts of the world, academic freedom is under brutal attack. In other parts of the world, academic freedom is under mounting pressure. Even in the Nordic countries, many scholars report that their academic freedom is diminishing.

By Ole Petter Ottersen 09 December 2016 Issue No:440, University World News
Publication Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:00
A computerized early warning system for students in academic trouble

 

BOSTON—Academic advisers on university campuses face a common problem: Students rarely ask for advice at the right time. "They're either the high achievers who don't need much help, or students who are already failing out of their classes,” says Allison Calhoun-Brown, a political scientist who oversees advising at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. “What we need is an early warning system," she adds, a system that can flag a student who needs advising, perhaps long before the student is aware.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 09:00
Dublin: Universities to be penalised for gender inequality

Higher education institutions will risk funds being withdrawn if they do not address gender inequality, according to a new report.

The national review of gender equality in higher education, which was done by the Expert Group and commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), outlined the need for a greater gender balance of staff.

Story by Marése O’Sullivan, UTV, Dublin, 27 June 2016

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 11:30
Student funding must be opened to public scrutiny

South Africa’s government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system. This comes in the wake of protests at the country’s universities that saw students successfully freeze fee increases for the 2016 academic year.

Article by Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffmann and Sioux McKenna, 29 April 2016, University World News

Publication Date:
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:00

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