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Private universities in Bangladesh: An effective innovation in higher education

Bangladesh Universities

Prof. M. Shamsul Haque For last 20 years the economy of Bangladesh has been growing at the rate of 5% on average. This growth has been witnessed by the changing composition of GDP in the major sectors. Currently over 50% of GDP comes from the service sector and about 30% from manufacturing industries and agriculture contributing to just under 20%. ... Read More »

Malaysia: Local universities urged to explore new fields of study

Malaysia Universities

Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan called on local universities to explore new fields of study to ensure the nation’s progress. “Universities must be able to explore the needs of the future rather than explore the needs of today,” he said. “For example, data scientist or data forensic scientist is a new field and a new industry, which I’m confident will ... Read More »

Emirati men prefer private universities

UAE Students

By Melanie Swan Because private universities offer more freedom for part time and older students, Emirati men continue to outnumber women at those institutions in Dubai, according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the emirate’s education regulator. Last year, 55 per cent of Emirati students were men, with the percentage rising to 57 this year. This compares unfavourably to ... Read More »

Bangladesh: President urges private universities to enroll poor students

President Abdul Hamid

President Abdul Hamid asked the authorities of private universities to increase numbers of scholarships so that poor but meritorious students could get access to higher education alongside the students from well-off families. “I urge all concerned to consider the issue,” he said while presiding over the second convocation of University of Information Technology and Sciences at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre ... Read More »

Japan: Higher university fees raise concern

japanese Students

Japan’s notoriously expensive education will get more expensive from April. Most of the country’s prestigious private universities will raise their tuition and other fees from April. Of 39 private universities with more than 10,000 undergraduates, at least 13 have said they plan to increase fees, even though they are already extremely high. Most universities said the increases were intended to ... Read More »

FG to continue licensing of private universities

Nigerian Universities

The Federal Government said it would continue to licence private universities that met laid down requirements for access to quality tertiary education in the country. This is contained in a statement signed and issued in Abuja by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Media) to the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike. The statement stated that Wike made the remark ... Read More »

Association of Indian Universities indicted for lack of professionalism

Association of Indian Universities

The one-man committee to evaluate the functions of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has severely indicted the organization for lacking professionalism and becoming a highly personalized body. AIU, a body that first came up during the British period and serves as an inter-university organization as well as spokesperson for them, also assists universities in obtaining recognition for their degrees, diplomas ... Read More »

UGC for appointment of administrators to 8 pvt universities

UGC Bangladesh

Chairman of the University Grants Commission AK Azad Chowdhury on Saturday said they are going to recommend the government to appoint administrators to at least eight private universities for four to six months to eradicate errant extension. Addressing a press conference, Prof Azad said they are going to request the chancellor of universities — President Abdul Hamid — through the ... Read More »

Drastic fall in cheating cases at Abu Dhabi University

Abu-Dhabi-University

By Melanie Swan Cheating cases have fallen at Abu Dhabi University since it introduced its Office of Academic Integrity in 2009. Offences including plagiarism and collusion have dropped from 334 to 48 at the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses. The Office of Academic Integrity has succeeded in cutting cheating from 76 cases out of 4,237 students enrolled at the ... Read More »

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