CONAHEC News and Information

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

​President Obama released the final budget request of his presidency yesterday, requesting a total of $69.4 billion for the Department of Education for FY 2017.

Beyond the annual funding for the Department of Education, the budget also includes an additional $139.7 billion in new mandatory funding, including $60.8 billion for America’s College Promise (ACP), the president’s free community college initiative announced last year.

Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016

Latinoamérica es la región más desigual del mundo, en el aspecto educativo las brechas son enormes, señalaron especialistas durante la mesa de debate “Políticas educativas en Iberoamérica”, en el Foro “La Educación en la era digital”.

Al mismo tiempo los participantes señalaron que la educación y la tecnología, deben ser las principales herramientas para acabar con las desigualdades.

Friday, Feb. 05, 2016

Affordability is the main barrier preventing international students admitted to US institutions from enrolling, according to a new report by Eduventures. This can lead to wasted resources in institutions’ marketing efforts and highlights a lack of transparency about financial support for new students, the report says.

 

http://thepienews.com/news/us-institutions-urged-to-address-the-reality-of-affordability/

Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2016

Today the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) launched “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” (RFY), a new project aimed at ensuring success for all students, particularly those who have historically been underserved by higher education: low income, first generation, and students of color.  

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

OTTAWA – A new web resource, launched today by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada, shows that Canada’s colleges, institutes and universities are increasingly collaborating to offer students a huge range of pathways to their education and career goals.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

El año que estamos iniciando será un año clave para la implementación de la reforma educativa y la transformación del sistema educativo mexicano. En 2015, gracias al compromiso de los maestros de México con la educación de nuestros niños y niñas, realizamos un histórico proceso de evaluación docente con una participación cercana a 86% de los maestros convocados.

 

http://www.educacionfutura.org/2016-ano-clave-para-la-transformacion-educativaaurelio-nuno/

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Study abroad programmes will be exempt from a new 25% tax on overseas payments that was announced last week, the Department of Federal Revenue has announced, prompting a sigh of relief among stakeholders that send and receive Brazilian students abroad.

 

http://thepienews.com/news/brazil-study-abroad-exempt-from-new-overseas-payment-tax/

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Latin America is facing a significant skills gap. A reported 37 percent of companies in the region find it difficult to fill job vacancies, particularly for technical positions. One of the major efforts to overcome this skills gap is to provide funding for students in higher education to study abroad through programs such as Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) and Mexico’s FOBESII (Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research) partnership.

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

With over 150 attendees, this year’s Colloquium on International Engineering Education attracted the largest number of participants ever, as well as many first-time attendees and veterans in the field of engineering education.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Qatar University has topped a list of the world’s most international institutions, based on data from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.

The Middle Eastern institution, which was ranked in the 601-800 band in the overall rankings, knocked Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) off pole position to fourth place for the first time in six years.

 

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