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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

Large-scale online courses, hailed as a way to democratize higher education, have so far been plagued by very high attrition rates.

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Thailand university apologises for students’ ‘thoughtless’ Hitler mural

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Thailand’s premier university has apologised for displaying a billboard showing Adolf Hitler alongside Superman and other superheroes, saying it was painted by ignorant students who did not realise Hitler’s image would offend anyone. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Democratic Rifts Stymie Senate Bill on Student Loan Rates

A bipartisan Senate coalition blocked a Democratic proposal to retroactively cut interest rates on higher education loans in half, leaving any student loan rescue in doubt.

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Hong Kong universities can learn lesson from South Korea

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hong Kong can learn from South Korea, where local industry has had a hand in developing its aspiring universities, says an editor of a new list ranking young universities worldwide. The annual list, inaugurated last year by London-based Times Higher Education magazine, ranks the world’s 100 best universities that are not yet 50 years old. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Student protesters file complaint against police use of force

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Student protesters on Thursday complained to the police watchdog over what they said was rough treatment by officers when the students were forcibly removed from a school area during a demonstration against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying earlier this month. They handed a complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Council, calling on the watchdog to launch an independent inquiry into the police handling of the protest. The students accused officers of using unnecessary force and being rude to female protesters. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Means-test degree fees, says charity

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University tuition fees in England should be means-tested to allow poorer students to pay less, an education charity has urged.

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A study in globalisation

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The founding chancellor of New York University Shanghai, Yu Lizhong, likens the joint venture between New York University and East China Normal University to a couple expecting a child. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Police accused of abusing their power

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Student protesters who were forcibly removed from a Tseung Kwan O college by police on Thursday condemned officers for abusing their power. They also complained about how male officers handled females. One said she felt “uncomfortable and offended” when a policeman grabbed her from behind, touching her breasts. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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How to Reinvent College

Universities have become prestige-seeking machines. Nick Romeo on how higher education has changed, and what needs to be done to save it.

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University Presidents Are Prospering, Study Finds

According to the annual pay report by The Chronicle of Higher Education, four public university presidents had compensation topping $1 million.

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Plan for French universities to teach in English sparks a war of words

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Jacques Chirac once stormed out of an EU summit because a French business leader was speaking it, Nicolas Sarkozy lamented his lack of it and Francois Hollande makes small talk in it but is conscious of his accent. The global spread of the English language has long been a sore point in Paris politics. Now a new battleground has appeared in the linguistic war. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hong Kong universities raise fees by up to 20pc for non-local students

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hong Kong’s eight government-funded universities have raised tuition fees by as much as 20 per cent for non-local students this year, attributing it to inflation and a stronger yuan. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden

Educators are harnessing online materials to meet the toughest challenges in higher education: giving more students access to college, and helping them graduate on time.

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University uses location-based solutions to catch curfew breakers

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A Chinese academic has created a new application integrated with location-based technology that supposedly helps university instructors catch truanting students who break evening curfew, the Chengdu Business Daily reports. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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University of Hong Kong ranked third best in Asia

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Six of Hong Hong’s eight publicly-funded universities made it to the top 100 in a new Asian university ranking list released on Thursday. The University of Hong Kong was ranked third – the highest place claimed by the city — in the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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