CONAHEC News and Information

Friday, Sep. 09, 2016

Cambridge Education Group has announced further expansion into the US with its newest partnership with New York state’s University of Rochester. CEG’s ONCAMPUS division will set up an intensive English programme on the university’s campus for international students who may need additional tutoring in English before enrolling at the university. International students in their first year of study can... more

Thursday, Sep. 08, 2016

A Catholic university in Mexico City said the president of Mexico met the requirements for graduation with a law degree, while acknowledging parts of his 1991 thesis were plagiarised, reports Catholic News ServiceUniversidad Panamericana in Mexico City issued a statement last week saying the thesis submitted by then-student Enrique Pena Nieto – elected president in 2012 – conformed with... more

Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2016

The headlines have been pounding out a drumbeat of angst and activism over such reminders of contentious division as Confederate flags at the universities of Alabama and Mississippi and statues of southern soldiers from the same era at the universities of Texas, Mississippi, and North Carolina.

Tuesday, Sep. 06, 2016

The capacity of top university researchers to produce world-leading research and innovation received a major boost today with a $900 million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The second round of CFREF awards was announced at the University of Waterloo by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan. With $350 million already announced in phase one, CFREF is an unprecedented investment in Canadian talent and groundbreaking ideas.

Friday, Sep. 02, 2016

The idea of building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico has gained traction again in this election year. The timing may be a little unusual: Illegal immigration from Mexico is negligible these days, with the overall unauthorized population dropping noticeably since 2008.

Thursday, Sep. 01, 2016

NOCHIXTLÁN, Mexico — The battle over education here has suddenly turned literal. Violent protests have claimed the lives of at least nine people in little more than a week, littered the roads with the charred remains of cargo trucks, and tapped a deep vein of anger and mistrust toward the government.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

In an era of significant disinvestment in public higher education by state governments in the United States, many public universities are moving towards a ‘progressive tuition model’ that attempts to invest approximately one-third of tuition income into institutional financial aid for lower-income and middle-class students. 

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Entre el 14 y 18 de Agosto de 2016, la Oficina de Relaciones interinstitucionales y de internacionalización, liderada por Marc Antoine Fleurisca, realizó una exitosa visita académica a tres grandes instituciones en Estados Unidos de América.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

The decision about which higher education institution to study at ranks among the more vital ones taken in life, but how those decisions are made – and the basis on which universities are ranked for their education – has now come under fire.

“There is no shortcut to measuring the quality of higher education that bypasses student learning outcomes. Some proxies may correlate, but it is for learning gains that we go to university.”

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

Kimberly Jackson, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Spelman College, had long hoped to join the ranks of scholars who had earned one of the U.S. government’s prestigious Fulbright research awards. She succeeded last spring, and began preparing to spend six months in the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda studying food science.