English Language Feeds

Chronicle of Higher Education: Edinboro U. Chief Has ‘Irretrievably Lost’ Ability to Lead, Faculty Say

A confidential letter from professors calls on trustees to force out Fred Walker, the president, who told The Chronicle he could never reason with faculty.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Court Decision May Signal More Legal Liability for Colleges Over Violent Crimes

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court said that public colleges must “protect students from foreseeable violence during curricular activities.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: Tennessee’s Trustees Vote to Expand Post-Tenure Review

The new policy will “improve excellence,” the board says, but some professors see it as a tool to get rid of tenured faculty members.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Mascot Is Fiction. The War Is Real.

Why Chief Illiniwek, retired more than a decade ago, still inspires anger, pain, and pride in an Illinois college town.

Nuffic data reveals Dutch recruitment diversity

The PIE News - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:56

The international student population in the Netherlands is becoming increasingly diverse and now includes 162 nationalities, the latest Nuffic research has revealed. On average, international students make up 12.2% of the entire Dutch student population.

According to the report, approximately one in four international students come from outside the European Economic Area.

With 22,125 students, Germany remains the main supplier of students to the Netherlands, representing nearly 25% of the total international student population.

“Research universities… are more and more conscious in recruiting on… diversity”

This figure is down from 40% in the 2011-2012 academic year.

China was shown to be in second place with 4,475 students, however, while the number of students with a different nationality is rising.

As a result, the report commented, the Netherland’s international student population is becoming increasingly varied year after year.

The interest in pursuing study programs increased the most among students from Italy (4,077), Romania (2,348), India (2,021), Spain (2,445), France (2,341) and the UK (3,109).

Nuffic also revealed that the number of international students is growing along with the student population at Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

Director-general of Nuffic, Freddy Weima, said the knowledge, experience and networks that international students bring from their own countries enable the Netherlands to strengthen the quality of its education.

He added that the current discussion about the ideal number of international students should be conducted in a nuanced way.

“The mix of international and Dutch students varies at each research university and university of applied sciences, depending on the purpose and content of the program,” he explained.

“In the green sector, which was originally oriented towards exporting, the ideal composition may differ from that in the border region where there is more cooperation with neighbouring countries Germany and Belgium.

“Research universities and universities of applied sciences are more and more conscious in recruiting on quality, match with the program and diversity within education.”

A 2018 report by the Class of 2020 revealed that tens of thousands of extra jobs could be created in Dutch cities through internationalisation, but an estimated 124,087 new international student rooms will be needed to meet growing demand.

The post Nuffic data reveals Dutch recruitment diversity appeared first on The PIE News.

Scholar who defended colonialism now defends himself

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:20
Bruce Gilley's full-throated defence of colonialism caused an uproar last September ...

Minister urges students to lobby BRICS over Palestine

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:18
South African students should lobby for the issue of Palestine to be included in the BRICS' agenda as part of a multipronged approach to tackling the long-standing Palestinian question, the South ...

Proposed new curriculum heralds changes for universities

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:16
Higher learning institutions in Kenya may be required to transform their current education systems in accordance with a proposed new education curriculum aimed at producing employable graduates, e ...

One Belt One Road to a China-dominated global HE area?

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:14
As China includes higher education, science and research in the mix of its massive One Belt One Road (OBOR) infrastructure and trade project with Asia, Europe, the Middle East and East Africa, a C ...

Universities ponder the power of North-South partnerships

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:12
African universities need to increase partnerships and collaborations with institutions of higher learning from the Global North, especially in research and publication, to help spur sustainable d ...

Is the era of internationalisation at risk - or not?

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:10
On 23 February, Philip Altbach and I wrote a commentary in University World N ...

Time to create a Mediterranean Erasmus generation

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:08
Professor Franco Rizzi, the founder and former secretary general of the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED), used to say: "The Mediterranean is our destiny." The Mediterranean is more than t ...

Five signs universities are turning into corporations

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:06
Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls for what are called 'enhanced efficiencies' - ...

Action required to support HE as a common good

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:04
Over the past 40 years, higher education has expanded very rapidly. From 2000 to 2010, enrolment rose from 100 million to 214 million students, increasing at a much higher rate than the average wo ...

Preparing students for a rapidly-changing world

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:02
Parents and teachers often ask children, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" While it's a simple question to spark their thinking, it may prove of little value these days. Studies show many ...

The quality conundrum in higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:00
Internationalisation has been on the higher education reform agenda since Kazakhstan became independent in 1991. One element of internationalisation has been to integrate Kazakhstan's universities ...

Plans for new '21st century' university in Milton Keynes

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:28
Plans for a new '21st century' university in Milton Keynes have been confirmed after the council selected a lead education provider in the form of Cranfield University which will provide a curricu ...

University campus in bid to drop 13 arts majors

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:26
The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has proposed dropping 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences - including English, philosophy, history, sociology and Spanish - while adding pr ...

Open University plans major cuts to staff and courses

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:24
Open University chiefs are planning significant reductions in the number of courses the institution offers and the number of lecturers it employs, writes Diane Taylor for The ...