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Universities warned over expansion just for 'bums on seats'

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 14:31
Universities minister says colleges need to make sure their courses offer value for money.
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Meinung am Mittag: Politik und Bildung: Die AfD hat die Schulen für sich entdeckt

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 13:56

Internetpranger, Anrufe, Anzeigen: Die AfD will verhindern, dass Lehrer und Schüler sich kritisch mit allen Parteien auseinandersetzen. Jetzt liegt es an den Ländern, den Pädagogen zu helfen.

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Background, subject and university 'all impact earnings'

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 13:38
New statistics give a detailed breakdown of what graduates earn five years after leaving college.
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« Plan A », « plan B » et « système D » pour contourner les blocages d’examens

lemonde_edu - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 12:27
Malgré les efforts continus des universités pour maintenir les partiels du second semestre, les conséquences sont réelles et souvent pénibles pour les étudiants qui avaient prévu, dès juin, un travail, un déplacement ou une candidature à un master.
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh: architect of choice for Doctor Who and Madonna

the guardian - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 08:00

From sci-fi libraries to steampunk tearooms, his dazzling creations made Glasgow a design paradise – and even crop up in Blade Runner, Doctor Who and Madonna videos. We join in the 150th anniversary celebrations

‘Those who want to see art should bypass London and go straight to Glasgow,” wrote the German critic Hermann Muthesius in 1902. “Glasgow’s take on art is unique,” he added. “In architecture, it is a new, young city.”

What most caught his eye was the work of a young couple, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, who were quietly making wildly original furniture, buildings and interiors. These struck him as utterly “divergent from everything that is familiar”. Fusing the sinuous forms of art nouveau with rugged Scots baronial motifs and exotic Japanese touches, their designs were a startling sight – too much for many British critics to stomach.

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A Epinay-sur-Seine, des lycéens sans papiers seront-ils privés de bac ?

lemonde_edu - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 03:32
A dix jours des épreuves, deux jeunes sont dans une « impasse administrative ». Leurs enseignants appellent à la mobilisation jeudi.
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'Miss! Are your classes making me blind?'

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 03:26
Why spending more time in school and university could be damaging our eyes.
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Students want more hours for their tuition fees

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 03:22
Fewer than two in five students across the UK think university is value for money.
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Life on the 'Island of Grief'

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 02:55
After his wife died of breast cancer, Rupert Murrell decided to make a short film about his family's journey through grief.
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The woodland nursery in the middle of the forest

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 02:48
Children at the Elves and Fairies Nursery learn outside all day whatever the weather.
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Gordon M. Ambach, New York Education Chief in ’80s, Dies at 83

NYTimes - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 02:24
He persuaded the New York State Regents to pass more rigorous academic standards for high school graduation.
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Oxford overtakes Cambridge for first time in QS world rankings

the guardian - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:00

Of 76 UK universities in 2019 rankings 41 have improved in best ever performance

British universities put in a sterling performance in the latest edition of a prestigious international league table, with Oxford overtaking its old rival Cambridge for the first time to be named the UK’s highest-rated university.

Of the 76 UK universities included in the 2019 QS world university rankings, which rates 1,000 leading institutions, 41 improved their position compared with last year, while 14 remained in the same place – the best ever performance, thanks to higher rates of publications and increased citations of research by other academics.

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Your Graduation Speeches in 50 Words

NYTimes - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:45
Readers shared pearls of wisdom they wish they had heard as a 20-something.
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Bolton University boss given £66,000 pay rise last year

the guardian - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:29

George Holmes paid £290,215 in 2016-17 despite Bolton having high student drop-out rate

The University of Bolton’s vice-chancellor was awarded a £66,000 pay rise last year, the latest in a string of steep wage increases among universities’ senior leadership that has seen the government and regulators make public their concerns.

George Holmes was paid £290,215 in 2016-17, up by nearly 30% from £224,300 the previous year, according to Bolton University’s annual accounts reported by Times Higher Education.

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Our concerns about the arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran | Letter

the guardian - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:26
129 experts in computer science, mathematics and machine learning call for the release of their colleague, the Imperial College London professor who was arrested in April in Tehran

We are 129 members of the academic community in the United Kingdom and beyond, including Austria, China, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the US, working at the forefront of computer science, mathematics and machine learning.

We are deeply concerned about the arrest of our colleague, Professor Abbas Edalat, in Iran (Report, 3 May).

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Studium in den Niederlanden: Angst vor zu viel Englisch

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:56

Niederländische Unis sind bei ausländischen Studierenden beliebt, entsprechend viel Englisch wird in den Hörsälen gesprochen. Nun will die Regierung einschreiten.

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Schule: AfD geht gegen Lehrer vor

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:43

Die Bremer AfD reicht eine Beschwerde wegen kritischen Unterrichts ein. Die Grünen erinnert das an "Methoden, wie sie in totalitären Systemen vorkommen".

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Where’s best for an ambitious young person: Love Island or Oxbridge?

the guardian - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:32

More people in 2017 applied to appear on the ITV reality show than to attend Oxford or Cambridge. Here is a cost-benefit analysis for potential applicants

There is fierce debate doing the rounds online (when is there not?) about what it means that more people applied to appear on ITV2 reality show Love Island than to study at Oxbridge universities.

The programme’s production team said that more than 85,000 people wanted to find love on an island this year (is Britain not good enough for these would-be Casanovas?), while 23,521 “domiciled” British citizens applied to Oxford or Cambridge in 2017.

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Amazon and eBay pull CloudPets smart toys from sale

bbc education - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:43
The online retailers are among several shops removing CloudPets toys because of cyber-security flaws.
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