Wednesday, January 19, 2022

universities

Afghan universities deserted as Taliban impose new rules

The Taliban have said women will be allowed to go to private universities under the new regime, but they face tough restrictions on their clothing and movement.

Taliban order university women to wear face-covering niqab

The decree applies to private colleges and universities, which have mushroomed since the Taliban's first rule ended in 2001.

Sarawak to allow uni students on campus to go home for Aidilfitri

These students will be able to return home without taking Covid-19 RT-PCR tests.

The problem of ideas in higher education

Has higher education transformed into a global business?

‘Clock-in’ academics cited among reasons for decline of public universities

Singapore-based academic Syed Farid Al-Attas says there is a corporate disease seeping into the work culture of the local academia.

Varsities’ ranking race akin to Macau scams, says academic

Professor Ahmad Murad Merican also hits out at KPIs set for lecturers which pressure them to publish multiple articles per year.

‘Caught’ in ranking game, local unis miss what matters in research

Academic Faisal Tehrani warns against the 'yes man' culture, saying the strength of a university's research culture depends on the society around it.

Decline of varsities, rush for rankings traced back to ‘academic imperialism’

Chandra Muzaffar says an obsession with global rankings has a role in the overall decline of local universities, but it also reflects Malaysia's status-conscious society.

Academics tell how universities can shake off 2020

Higher education centres can still thrive if they embrace new approaches and technologies, say experts.

Has Covid-19 killed the stigma on online degrees?

Malaysian universities and colleges have embraced e-learning despite the image problem associated with online degrees.

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