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China: Students rally against UEC recognition

By: malaymail.com/Danial Dzulkifly Some 400 students demonstrated in the city centre here today against the government’s possible move to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in Chinese independent schools. Gerakan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia (Gamis) president Mohd Faizzudin Mohd Zai, who organised the protest, claimed the recognition of the school-leaving certificate for entry into public universities and […]

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Male students in England and Wales more likely to kill themselves

Europe/England/Source: www.theguardian.com. Suicide rates among university students in England and Wales have gone up slightly over the last decade, according to official statistics, which reveal that young male students are significantly more likely to kill themselves than female students. In the 12 months to July 2017, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that 95 […]

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The Slow and Fast Assault on Public Education

By: HENRY A. GIROUX Since Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, there have been few occasions to feel hopeful about politics. But now we are witnessing a proliferation of causes for hope, as brave students from Parkland, Florida, and equally courageous teachers throughout the United States lead movements of mass demonstrations, walkouts, and strikes. The United […]

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THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2018: methodology

By The Times Higher Education The Asia-Pacific University Rankings are built on the results of Times Higher Education’s extensive data collection, analysed with the same methods used for the World University Rankings and adjusted to reflect regional priorities Browse the full Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2018 results The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance […]

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Pakistani students to be offered vocational training, education in China

Asia/Paakistan/09.07.18/Source: nation.com.pk. The CPEC Cultural Communication Centre (CCC) under its ‘Talent Corridor’ scheme will offer scholarships to 1,000 Pakistani students for a one-year vocational training starting from November this year in China. “The students to be selected from across the country will be provided free tuition and dormitory during the training at different universities and institutes […]

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Australia: Student debt: how the government’s Hecs changes will affect you

Oceania/Autrialia/02.07.18/Source: www.theguardian.com. On 1 July the threshold falls by more than $10,000, so if you earn at least $45,000 you’ll start repaying your loan From Sunday, thousands of students and graduates across the country will have to start paying off their debts earlier than expected. In the coming financial year, which starts on 1 July, anybody […]

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The Two Biggest Problems With College

By Davi Leonhardt  American higher-education policy has two overarching problems. We don’t spend enough money on college education for middle-class and poor students. And we don’t demand enough accountability from colleges. The two problems feed off each other, leading to miserably low graduation rates — often below 50 percent — at many colleges. The colleges that have […]

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