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Bauman Moscow State Technical University.   El № FS 77 - 48211.   ISSN 1994-0408

Foreign Education

UNITED KINGDOM: Dyson Blows a Breath of Fresh Air into Education by Starting its Own University
# 11, November 2016
The product that made Sir James Dyson famous, the cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner, came about because the inventor wasn’t satisfied with what was available on the market back in 1978.Five years and 5,127 prototypes later, he came up with his own design that did exactly what he wanted.Now the entrepreneur is doing the same with education - launching his own university to deliver the engineering graduates that British businesses are struggling to find.“We have an insatiable appetite for good engineers and our course will teach them while they are working on real live projects, rather than just learning abstract engineering principles in academia,” said Sir James, who will pay students an annual salary starting at £15,000 in the first year.
UNITED KINGDOM: Oxford University to Launch First Online MOOC
# 11, November 2016
Oxford University has announced its first massive open online course – or so-called MOOC – in a partnership with a United States online university network, writes Sean Coughlan for BBC.These free online courses have grown in popularity with hundreds of universities and millions of students. But until now Oxford has not offered such MOOC courses.
TAIWAN: Universities to Establish Chairs to Retain Talent
# 11, November 2016
Sources say that many top-ranking universities are planning to establish distinguished and chair professorships in a bid to retain experienced and renowned faculty members, write Wu Po-hsuan and Jonathan Chin for the Taipei Times.The move comes as the Ministry of Education seeks to increase salaries of professors to stop a brain drain in higher education. According to the ministry, salaries at public universities are controlled by rigid pay scales and seniority rules that are increasingly out of step with competition from abroad, especially from other Asian universities bent on siphoning expertise from Taiwan.
UNITED KINGDOM: England’s Higher Education System ‘in tatters’
# 11, November 2016
England’s higher education system is “in tatters”, with some qualifications “on the verge of total collapse”, according to a leading think-tank, reports the Financial Times.A report by Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College London has found that an increase in university graduates has resulted in “an unsustainable” funding system, while technical qualifications below degree level have suffered a “steep decline” in student numbers. The study found that uptake of technical qualifications decreased by a third in the academic year ending 2015 compared with the previous year, with degrees being 80 times more popular.
INDIA: PM Urges Universities to Aaspire to Global top 100
# 11, November 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an appeal to universities in the country on 13 November to aspire to be among the top 100 globally and promised special economic assistance, reports PTI.There is no Indian university among the world's top 100 universities, Modi said, adding, we feel "ashamed". "I invite 10 public and 10 private universities to come forward and take a pledge to make a place for themselves in the top 100 universities of the world. Those who will come forward will get special economic assistance. They will be given relaxation from seeking various approvals. There will be an open field for them," he said.
JAPAN: Record Number of Foreign Students Find Work After Graduating Japanese Universities in 2015
# 11, November 2016
A record number of foreign students took jobs in Japan immediately after graduating from universities and vocational schools last year, according to recently released Justice Ministry data, reports The Japan Times.The number of students, at 15,657, was more than double the 5,878 seen in 2005 and is the result of a government effort to lure skilled professionals, especially in the information technology sector, to boost the global competitiveness of Japanese firms.
CHINA: 19 EU Countries Sign Agreements on Degree Recognition
# 09, September 2016
China has signed agreements on the mutual recognition of higher education degrees with 19 European Union member states, including France, Germany and Italy, reports Xinhua.The Chinese Ministry of Education made the announcement at a recent briefing on the China-EU education ministers’ conference and the fourth Education Policy Dialogue between China and Central and Eastern European countries.
CANADA: Government Links Equity Requirements to Research Chairs
# 09, September 2016
The federal government is expanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to gender equality to include scientific research, reports The Canadian Press.Universities that want in on a newly launched competition for 11 Canada Excellence Research Chairs, or CERC, will be required to prove they have detailed equity plans and recruitment strategies that promote the participation of women and other under-represented groups in the programme. There are currently 27 such research chairs at universities across the country; only one is a woman.
UNITED KINGDOM: Huge Increase in Number of Graduates 'Bad for Economy'
# 09, September 2016
The government is being urged to end the political drive to get more people into university after new research showed that graduates are ‘colonising’ jobs in banking, education, the police and estate agency that were the preserve of school-leavers in the past, writes Larry Elliott for the Guardian.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, or CIPD, said the notion of a tertiary education premium is being called into question by graduates’ average debt of £44,000 (US$53,600) and official estimates that 45% of loans would never be paid off.
INDIA: Amity University Buys College in the US, Eyes Two More
# 09, September 2016
One of India’s largest colleges, Amity University, is expanding into the United States with the purchase of one campus in New York and a proposal to buy two more, drawing opposition from state officials in Massachusetts about the quality of the education it will offer, reports AP.Amity University, a system of private colleges based in New Delhi, paid US$22 million last month to buy a Long Island branch of St John’s University in New York City, which was selling the campus and shifting to a smaller site on Long Island. Amity plans to open its first US branch at the 170-acre, century-old campus after it gains ownership in June 2017.
NETHERLANDS: Dutch Research “Needs Extra €1 Billion”
# 09, September 2016
The Netherlands must spend an extra €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) a year to maintain the excellence of Dutch scientific research, its universities have argued.“The current [government] has not invested enough in innovation and research,” said Karl Dittrich, who heads VSNU, the university umbrella group that represents 14 research-intensive institutions. “It is as if we have been treading water for two years, not making advances,” Dittrich told the website Nu.nl, reported English language site DutchNews.nl.
Germany and Sweden Named the Cheapest Places to Attend University
# 09, September 2016
Germany and Sweden have been named the cheapest places to attend university with a combined cost of £6,700 (US$8,760) per year – a fraction of the £18,000 needed to study at an institution in the United Kingdom.Combining tuition fees of £9,000 and an average annual living cost of £9,200, currency and service provider FairFX has found the UK to be one of the most expensive nations in the world to be a student in, while those in continental Europe offer free tuition to UK students. The analysis of the top 200 universities in the world has come on the day the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings have been published. FairFX has found a total of 33 universities in THE’s top 200 offer either free tuition or fees of under £500 a year for those who are accepted, meaning students from the UK only have to cover their living costs, with 47 offering a year of fees for under £1,000.
SOUTH KOREA: Universities Studying Ways to Make Inroads Abroad
# 07, July 2016
South Korean universities, which are worried about their futures due to dropping birth rates, are studying ways to make inroads abroad, reports The Korea Herald.Ewha Womans University in Seoul recently disclosed its plan to branch out into the United States and China. National universities not in Seoul, which are dealing with an ever-falling number of entrants, are also showing deep interest in setting up schools in foreign countries.
AUSTRALIA: Universities to Get Tough over Foreigner Admissions
# 07, July 2016
The entry of mediocre foreign students into Australia is likely to be restricted with new norms making education institutions responsible for the genuineness of their admissions, which will be reflected in their ratings. However, students opting for top universities will have much easier entry, with no questions asked about financial support by the immigration department.“Institutes will be forced to do tougher screening and mediocre students are likely to be automatically weeded out due to the new norms of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection,” says Nisidhar Borra, director of Storm, a consultancy dealing with foreign education. “If institutes make a mistake, their rating will be at risk and they will be nailed.”
IRELAND: Brexit May Lead to Surge in Third-level Students
# 07, July 2016
Education authorities are concerned that the fallout of the Brexit vote will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of Irish and other European students in higher education in Ireland.Some 10,905 Irish students currently study in United Kingdom colleges and universities. The head of the Higher Education Authority said many of these students may opt to study at home in future given uncertainty over fees for Irish students in the UK. Tom Boland said that in principle Irish students would be treated as international students – who face much higher fees – in UK universities unless a deal was struck with authorities there.He said there would likely be greater demand for places in Irish universities not just from Irish students, but from European Union students seeking to study in an English-language environment.
‘Top universities to offer online degrees in five years’
# 07, July 2016
Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading United States online university network, writes Sean Coughlan for the BBC.Daphne Koller, chief executive of Coursera, said the technology was available but universities had been hesitant about their "reputation". So far, online courses have mostly offered certificates for short courses rather than full degrees. Speaking at an educational technology conference in London, Koller said the next stage for online learning would be leading universities offering mainstream undergraduate courses online, with invigilated exams and full degrees.
AUSTRALIA: Academics Slam University Students Who Are Avoiding Class by Buying Lecture Notes Online for Just a Few Dollars
# 07, July 2016
Academics have criticised note-sharing websites that allow students to buy cheap study notes as they think it will stop them attending class, writes Max Margan for Daily Mail Australia. Thousands of students are using the note-sharing technology and can purchase lecture summaries for as little as A$2 (US$1.5) through websites such as NoteXchange.
CHILE: President Ratifies Free Uuniversal Education Bill
# 07, July 2016
Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet last Wednesday endorsed her government’s goal of making free universal higher education a reality for Chilean youth, reports PGurus.“Free and good higher education for everyone is what we want, and it is possible,” Bachelet said at an event in Pedro Aguirre Cerda, a city within the Santiago Metropolitan Region. “We have proposed a realistic mechanism that is… gradual to make it universal little by little,” Bachelet said, in a message apparently directed at those impatient to see the president come through on her fundamental campaign promise to provide free quality education.
Chilling Higher Ed Cooperation in China?
# 04, April 2016
A stringent new law regulating foreign non-governmental organisations in China could potentially constrain the activities of overseas higher education institutions in a variety of ways.The law, approved by China’s legislature late last month, requires foreign NGOs conducting activities in mainland China to register with police agencies and to operate under the supervision of approved Chinese sponsoring organisations. The law requires foreign NGOs engaging in activities in mainland China to either conduct them through registered representative offices or register activities of a temporary nature with Chinese partner entities that agree to serve as sponsors.
SINGAPORE: More Students Expected to Choose Australian Universities
# 04, April 2016
More Singaporean students are expected to head to Australian universities to pursue higher education following Singapore’s recent decision to recognise more Australian degrees in the fields of law, medicine and allied health, as part of the Singapore-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, writes Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid for Channel News Asia.A total of 8,165 Singaporean students were enrolled in Australian institutions in 2015. International student placement service IDP Education facilitates the entry of about 1,500 to 2,000 Singaporeans to Australian universities each year, and it is expecting the number to increase. It said there has been growing interest in the areas of allied health such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
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