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Victoria University to slash 300 jobs

University of Victoria

Victoria University will cut 200 professional positions and 100 academic positions in a bid to find at least $40 million in savings. Victoria University will shed 300 jobs as part of what it says is a bid to make the university sustainable in a competitive market. About 200 of the positions to go will be professional staff and the remainder ... Read More »

Australia: Funding boost for virtual learning tool research

University-of-Queensland

Virtual learning tools used to enhance teaching outcomes at The University of Queensland will be at the heart of new research this year. The research has been enabled by two Office of Learning and Teaching grants totalling $397,000 awarded to Dr Chris Landorf from the UQ School of Architecture and Dr Pierre Benckendorff from the UQ Faculty of Business, Economics ... Read More »

New Zealand: Universities fear loss of democracy

University of Victoria

BY ALISA YONG Academic freedom and democracy is under threat, university staff and students say. The Education Amendment Bill, currently before a select committee, will reduce the size of university and wananga councils to no more than 12 members, three or four of whom must be ministerial appointments. The proposal is to remove the requirement for staff and student representation ... Read More »

Uganda: Victoria University courses approved

Victoria-University-Uganda

After getting new courses approved by the government, Victoria University has re-launched itself at a new address and under new management.  At a recent press conference, the university said the National Council for Higher Education had okayed 14 of its academic programmes. Formerly located along Kira road in Kamwokya, the university is now located at Victoria towers on Jinja road, ... Read More »

Thailand: OHEC labels 12 universities bogus

World Peace University

The Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) says it has so far found at least 12 bogus universities operating in Thailand. OHEC’s campaign against illegal schools came after the World Peace University’s illicit operation was exposed in the media a few weeks ago. Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanich said bogus universities fall in two categories. The first involves foreign ... Read More »

Uganda: Victoria University wins first Uganda Cup

Sport Club Victoria University Team

Patrick Edema scored two crucial penalties to gift Sport Club Victoria University with their first major trophy in Ugandan football following a 5-3 win in penalty shootouts after 1-1 draw in regulation time. Joseph Mpande had put Vipers in the lead in the 77th minute when SCVU team captain Denis Iguma held the ball in the box.And as all appeared ... Read More »

2013 Victoria University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Australia

The Victoria University is offering international postgraduate research scholarships. Scholarships are open to international students applying for a Higher Degree by Research course (PhD, Masters by Research or Professional Doctorate). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and only applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful. Recipients of the VUIPRS receive a living allowance of ... Read More »

New Zealand: Universities crack down on ‘inventive’ exam cheats

University-of-Auckland

Universities have launched an unprecedented crackdown on cheating students – including fines and unpaid labour – as students find ever-more inventive ways to rot the system. Information released to Fairfax Media under the Official Information Act from seven universities shows hundreds of students were penalised for academic misconduct last year. According to the figures, 75 students were accused of academic misconduct at Victoria ... Read More »

NZ universities rank highly in new global lists

The University of Auckland is one of six “world class” New Zealand universities to have made the top 200 in the newest world university rankings, released. QS World University Rankings show how the top 600 universities, from 27 countries around the globe, stack up against one another in the largest survey of its kind. Victoria University, the University of Otago, ... Read More »

New Zealand casts itself as destination for international students

When Josephine Huong Le was in high school in Hanoi, she had her sights set on studying in Switzerland. Then came the financial crisis, so she began investigating more affordable options. While she was considering the possibilities, she happened to watch “The Lord of the Rings,” the J.R.R. Tolkien epic filmed in New Zealand. The stunning natural landscape so impressed ... Read More »

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