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Interview: Deborah Quazzo on the Business of Education Innovation, the Nation’s Shrinking Skilled Workforce & the GSV Acceleration Fund

By: EMMELINE ZHAO Deborah Quazzo got her start in education at an investment bank. In the mid-1990s, while Quazzo was working in finance at Merrill Lynch & Co., she was inspired by colleague Michael Moe, who was a growth research analyst identifying trends and themes in the growth economy. Moe developed white papers and built businesses […]

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Mongolia targets higher education quality assurance and accreditation to overcome skills mismatch

Asia/Mongolia/UNESCO Alrededor del 40% de los graduados universitarios en Mongolia están desempleados y no pueden encontrar trabajo en sus campos. Es una situación que la Sra. Ts. Tsogzolmaa, Ministro de Educación, Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte, se atribuye en parte a un desajuste entre habilidades entre la educación y el mercado laboral, y la calidad no […]

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Educated Hope in Dark Times: The Challenge of the Educator/Artist as a Public Intellectual

By: Dr. Henry Giroux Introduction By: Jaroslav Anděl This first roundtable in the series What Education Do We Need? comprises two parts. Part one features a lead essay by Henry A. Giroux titled “Educated Hope in Dark Times: The Challenge of the Educator/Artist as a Public Intellectual”; the second part includes four responses by thinkers from different backgrounds: […]

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England: Cambridge ranked last in university fair access table

England/ 09.04.2018/ From: www.theguardian.com. A new measure looking at how successful individual universities have been in trying to widen participation to students from all backgrounds has ranked University of Hull as the best-performing institution and Cambridge the worst. The experimental fair access rankings, drawn up in a research paper by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), rate the University […]

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Africa: Science academy launches two new mobility funds

Africa/universityworldnews Resumen: Dos nuevos fondos de movilidad han sido lanzados por la Academia Africana de Ciencias (AAS), con el objetivo de alentar a los investigadores africanos a trabajar juntos y con sus homólogos indios para abordar mejor los desafíos de salud y desarrollo.  Tanto el Plan de movilidad de la ciencia y el lenguaje África como […]

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EEUU: What’s Christian higher education worth? How about $60 billion a year

EEUU/ April 3, 2018/BY JOSEPH JONES/Source: http://www.fresnobee.com The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) last Monday issued a ground-breaking economic study of its 142 members in the United States, which includes Fresno Pacific University. These institutions broaden the educational options for students by creating environments where students can freely integrate their Christian faith into their education. Many schools, […]

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Malasya: Student activism: Higher Education Minister challenged to walk the talk

Malasya/April 03, 2018/By: Haikal Jalil/ Source: http://www.thesundaily.my The Higher Education Ministry should ensure that students would not face action from their universities if they decide to be involved in politics outside of campus. Mahasiswa Pakatan Harapan chairman Na’im Brundage said such a guarantee must be given by the ministry if it was sincere in allowing students to […]

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