Universities Urged to Do More to Nurture Women in Science
African universities have been urged to foster gender equality, parity and mentoring of girls and early career women scientists in STEM, in order to facilitate economic transformation and other developmental challenges affecting the East African region.
EU to Prioritise Deeper Higher Education Cooperation and Mobility
European leaders and the European Commission have backed proposals to step up higher education mobility and exchanges and create a network of European universities with integrated study programmes and curricula that enable students to study abroad.
Britain’s relationship with the European Union has been a fruitful one when it comes to higher education. By operating within a larger European network, UK universities have become increasingly competitive in world terms.
Could this Be Asia’s First World Top 10 University?
If Asian universities are going to break into the world’s top 10, at least according to the new QS World University Rankings 2018, the most likely candidate is Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Expert Group Recommends Overhaul of Research Funding
An expert group appointed by the government has proposed to change the procedures on how research funding from the Research Council of Norway is distributed and to cut the administrative budget of the research council by NOK80 million (US$9.6 million).
As United States and British legislators tighten the screws on travel and visa rules, they might be squeezing out international researchers and students. Canadian universities, meanwhile, are seeing surging interest from both groups.