The Case Against University Rankings

The Case Against University Rankings

In his letter to the Irish Times on 7 September 2017, Dr John Kelly, Professor Emeritus at the University College Dublin, lamented about the distorting effects of university rankings. Here’s a summary of what he had to say: “The predominant criterion of these rankings is… Read More

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

“The American people are fighting the wilderness, physical and moral, on the one hand, and on the other are struggling to work out the awful problem of self-government,” Charles W. Eliot wrote in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. “For this fight they must be trained… Read More

Aviva introduces scholarship programme for Asian students

Aviva introduces scholarship programme for Asian students

UK-based insurer Aviva has launched a scholarship programme for students in Asia, allowing them to study in Britain. The programme is available in the following markets: mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam and is open to all Aviva customers and their children,… Read More

Russia focuses on soft power in its international student strategy

Russia is recruiting international students to strengthen its “soft power” in former Soviet states rather than gaining any significant income from foreign enrollments, a study suggests. About 283,000 international students studied at Russian universities last year, making it the sixth-largest market for globally mobile students,… Read More

A roundup of campus fallout from the Trump immigration order

A roundup of campus fallout from the Trump immigration order

The controversy over President Trump's ban on entry to the U.S. by nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries continues to prompt campus disputes. Questioning a Fund-Raiser at Mar-a-Lago Harvard University medical students have organized a petition calling on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which is affiliated with… Read More