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January 2012
Building World-Class Universities in China: From the View of National Strategies
In this article, the author discusses the rapid growth of the university system in China, termed “massification”, and the backlash which has arisen as a result of this sudden expansion. She also dissects the government's attempts to curtail the issues resulting from these challenges.
Diversity Between Higher Education Institutions: The Cases of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
In this article the author explores the evolution of tertiary educational institutions in three South American states, including non-university options along with their systemic differences and similarities and their contributions to higher education in the region.
American universities to give e-textbooks a try
Five universities in the Unites States are set to order e-textbooks in bulk in an effort to ease the burden of rising textbook prices - on both the students and the universities themselves - through a deal jointly brokered between the participating universities, Internet2 and publisher McGraw-Hill.
Strikes and demonstrations force Chilean universities to lower admission requirements
After dramatic "tomas", or takeovers of high schools and universities, Chilean administrators have scrambled to find enough students to fill slots over 22% of academic departments.
South Africa aims for increased university enrollment
The South African government has come forward with a plan to raise the country's tertiary education participation from 900,000 students to 1.5 million, representing a 7% increase, by the year 2030.
Kenya to work towards eliminating illegal colleges
The Kenyan government is making a push to clean up higher education in the country, and those operating under false pretense could suffer legal ramifications.
Examining Quality Culture in Higher Education Institutions (EQC). Final Project Workshop.
When: Feb 15, 2012 to Feb 17, 2012
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
8th International Congress of Higher Education Universidad 2012
When: Feb 13, 2012 to Feb 18, 2012
Where: La Habana, Cuba
Eastern European Conference for international univeristy cooperation
When: Mar 23, 2012 to Mar 24, 2012
Where: Moscow, Russia
Asia-Pacific Quality Network 2012 Conference and Annual General Meeting
When: Feb 29, 2012 to Mar 02, 2012
Where: Siem Reap Angkor, Kingdom of Cambodia
Community Based Experience and Services: An Innovative Medical Education
As a resolve of the University of Ilorin, in order to produce doctors that are sensitive to the community health needs of a majority of our populace the College of Health Sciences established the Community Based Experience and Services (COBES) programme as an innovative medical education program. The curriculum is student-centred, community-based and centered around problem-solving. During COBES, medical students are posted to the communities at the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th year of their training with specific learning objectives tailored at the achievement of the cardinal objectives of at the medical college. The students are evaluated through field assessments by faculty members, community based medical personnel, oral and written presentations of reports and written examinations. Some medical schools have remodeled their curricula to accommodate programmes similar to COBES and some of our staff have been resources to other institutions within and outside Nigeria
School-Community-University Partnerships for a Sustainable Democracy: Education for Democratic Citizenship in Europe and the United States of America
Hartley, Matt and Huddleston, Ted. School-Community-University Partnerships for a Sustainable Democracy: Education for Democratic Citizenship in Europe and the United States of America. 2010. Council of Europe Publishing.
Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank
Collins, Christopher S.. Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank. 2011. Cambria Press
The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World
Wildavsky, Ben. The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World. 2010. Princeton University Press.
Education, Community Engagement and Sustainable Development: Negotiating Environmental Knowledge in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Blum, Nicole. Education, Community Engagement and Sustainable Development: Negotiating Environmental Knowledge in Monteverde, Costa Rica. 2012. Springer Netherlands.
Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence.
Hazelkorn, Ellen. Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence. 2011. Palgrave MacMillan.
GUNi members actively participated in the Latin-American Encounter on University Management (VIII Jornadas de Gestión Universitaria)
More than 400 higher education professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United States and Venezuela participated in the regional encounter held in Santiago, Chile from 11-13 January 2012.

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