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Kenya: President Kenyatta presides over KU Hospital opening

Africa/Kenya/13-09-2020/Author: Christine Muchira/Source: www.kbc.co.ke President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to preside over the official opening of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital. The 650-bed capacity National Referral Hospital is well equipped to offer services in Oncology, Trauma and Orthopedics among other specialised areas. The hospital has been built and equipped with the latest technology […]

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Kenya, COVID-19: Embu University rolls out virtual learning platform

Africa/Kenya/06-09-2020/Autor(a):Muraya Kamunde/Fuente: www.kbc.co.ke La Universidad de Embu ha lanzado una plataforma de aprendizaje virtual en un intento por hacer terreno para la interrupción del aprendizaje en la universidad. Vice-Chancellor Prof Daniel Mugendi says the university has already enrolled over 2,400 first-year students for the online classes set to begin Monday next week. Embu University has […]

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Right-wing academics feel threatened & censored at UK universities, says think tank demanding change

Europe/United Kingdom/09-08-2020/Author and Source: www.rt.com Academic freedom in the UK is in peril, with universities increasingly hostile to right-wing views, a new study claims. Complaints about campus bias and ‘cancel culture’ are 10 a penny, but this one carries more weight than most. “Britain’s universities are world-leading. Yet there is growing concern that academic freedom […]

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American university students are coddled, thin-skinned snowflakes, and social media is to blame

By: Robert Bridge The explosion of ‘cancel culture’ and the social justice mindset on college campuses across the US was inspired by social media, where the idea of creating digital ‘safe spaces’ without ‘trolls’ has invaded the real world. For those born around 1995, this column will likely be filed away under the heading: ‘Aging […]

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India: Mixed reactions to new education policy

Asia/ India/ 04.08.2020/ Source: www.aa.com.tr. Politicians and academics are divided in India about a new National Education Policy [NEP] 2020 that was approved last week and replaces a 34-year-old National Policy on Education (NPE). Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet approved the policy Wednesday “making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher […]

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United Kingdom: universities comply with China’s internet restrictions

Europa/ United Kingdom/ 27.07.2020/ Source: www.bbc.com. UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China – which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet. It enables students in China to keep studying UK degrees online, despite China’s limits on internet access. But it means students can […]

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Universities criticised for ‘tokenistic’ support for Black Lives Matter

By: David Batty.  A Black Lives Matter protest at Oriel College, Oxford University, in June. Scholars say there is ‘no clear incentive for universities to take racial justice seriously’. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock More than 300 academics and students have criticised universities for their “tokenistic and superficial” support for the Black Lives Matter movement given their poor record on […]

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