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2019 - Archive of Education News Worldwide

Professor Joshua Alabi is Vice Chancellor of the Laweh Open University in Accra, Ghana. This is an edited extract from a speech he gave at the 29th Annual General Meeting of the convening of the Open University of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on 26 November on the topic "Agenda 2030 and Open and Distance Learning - Enabling Change". He gave insights into the hurdles of [...]

The NORRAG Special Issue 3 (NSI), published on 3 October 2019, is entitled "Global Monitoring of National Educational Development: Compulsive or Constructive? The report aims to analyse the impact of global monitoring reports on education and training policies worldwide. 23 articles examine how education reports are perceived, announced and received internationally, but [...]

Almost all schools in Denmark are digitised. The German school in Sonderborg also teaches on tablets and screens. However, the school is particularly keen to protect the data of its pupils. Johannes Kulms reports on how this works in the German radio report on the show "Campus and Career" from 04 December 2019.

UNESCO adopts first global convention on higher education and recommendation on Open Educational Resource

Studenten, die gemeinsam auf ein Tablet schauen und miteinander sprechen, überlagert von der Grafik eines virtuellen Netzes
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On 25 November 2019, UNESCO's General Conference adopted the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education and a Recommendation on Open Educational Resources, two international normative instruments for education. They are the first international agreement of the United Nations in the field of higher education.

A recent study by the British Council compares the framework conditions and results of higher education internationalisation in 20 countries. The Federal Republic of Germany achieved very good ratings in all the points analysed and ranked second behind the Netherlands. The study examined national education systems in Europe, America, Australia, China and India. (summary: DAAD, [...]

Today is the second World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED). Dr Graeme Atherton, director of the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) in the United Kingdom, resumes that the evidence suggests that, while there is a growing community of institutions and individuals taking forward innovative approaches to widening access to higher education across the world, [...]

Dozens of mainland Chinese and foreign students studying in Hong Kong have left the city as Hong Kong universities suspended classes in the wake of major battles on campuses between students and police. A number of Asian and Western governments have urged their students to leave Hong Kong university campuses amid fears that universities will be a new battleground of protests [...]

The report provides a comprehensive picture with data from 159 higher education institutions from 36 European education systems. It shows different strategies and measures and analyses success factors, challenges and needs to support institutional capacity building to promote integration, diversity and equal treatment in universities. This has become a strategic issue for [...]

Reading Promotion 2.0 - New York's public libraries have launched a reading campaign on Instagram to encourage young people to read offline again. Learn more about these "Insta-Novels" in the German radio report on Deutschlandfunk (November 15th 2019).

The Fernuni Hagen is trying out how artificial intelligence can help students in their studies. A radio report of the programme Campus und Karriere, Deutschlandfunk from November 15th 2019.

University cooperation in science is currently facing major challenges due to great-scale political changes. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is expanding its advisory services for universities in the successful establishment and expansion of scientific cooperation worldwide: The new "DAAD Competence Centre for International Science Cooperation" is [...]

This report provides information on the structure of mainstream European education systems, from pre-primary to tertiary level for the 2019/20 school and academic year. The information is available for 43 European education systems covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme. It includes national schematic diagrams and a guide to reading the [...]

The Eurydice report contains more than 35 updated structural indicators on education policies for the 2018/19 school/academic year in six policy areas: early childhood education and care (ECEC), achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training (ELET), higher education, graduate employability and learning mobility. It additionally provides a short [...]

"As societies become more complex – economically, socially, technologically and otherwise – so must their educational systems. (...) Thus, we must now move from a diverse educational system to a more inclusive and equitable educational system based on democratic and rights-based principles, which is illustrated by the following rights-based educational [...]

The Eurydice report about digital education in schools in Europe sheds light on two different but complementary perspectives of digital education: the development of digital competences relevant to learners and teachers on the one hand, and the pedagogical use of technologies to support, improve and transform learning and teaching on the other. The report covers different [...]

Der UNESCO-Bericht bietet einen Überblick über die aktuellsten Erkenntnisse zu Gewalt und Mobbing in der Schule einschließlich Einschätzungen zur weltweiten und regionalen Verbreitung. Der Bericht enthält qualitative Daten zu nationalen Maßnahmen der Bekämpfung von Gewalt und Mobbing an der Schule, die auf einer Reihe von [...]

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As part of the Erasmus Plus project, the project partners conducted four workshops with 70 Arabic-speaking tutors and trainers in Germany, Italy, Turkey and Sweden. Together they have developed a training concept and a training tool for teachers, educators and volunteers, which supports newly immigrated children with innovative [...]

This book presents a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competence in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. Piloted around the world by UNESCO, the methodology of modern narratives and storytelling in so-called “story circles” has proven to be effective in a range of different contexts.  It,  therefore,  [...]

More than three-quarters of United Kingdom universities are ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ concerned about the negative impact a no-deal Brexit will have on their institution and most are already feeling the potential effects, according to a new survey by Universities UK.

[available in German only] Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich,President of the University of Hildesheim and Chairman of the Lower Saxony State University Conference, has signed a paper together with the Association of Scottish Universities. In this paper strategic goals are agreed to promote scientific exchange and prevent negative consequences of Brexit. A report by Benedikt Schulz for [...]

Almost two million children in West and Central Africa are denied their human right to education. The violence and attacks are increasing in the region and more and more children are staying away from school, therefore. There are no schools in the refugee camps. A report by Manfred Götzke (from August 30 for the German radioshow "Campus und Karriere",DLF).

The eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education presents a wide range of sex-disaggregated data produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) for all levels of education. Updated with the latest available data, the eAtlas lets readers explore the educational pathways of girls and boys in more than 200 countries and territories. The maps and ranking tables, which can be [...]

The publication “Wissenschaft weltoffen“ is an annual study and information service on the international mobility of students and researchers from DAAD and DZHW. The focus topic 2019 is dedicated to the study motives and study experiences of international students in Germany. The study shows that the attractiveness of studying in Germany depends, among other [...]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has instructed the Department of the Interior and the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in cooperation with academia, to develop new programs to help top-level researchers from overseas to work in the UK. Johnson proposes a series of measures.

An FAQ about consequences of a No-Deal-Brexit for education and science, compiled by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, available only in German.

The Dutch brothers Luuk and Erik Ex, journalist and teacher, have made a trip around the world to find innovations and good examples of school education. A contribution by Andrea Lueg for the German program "Campus und Karriere", 25.07.2019.

German Radio Report from Heike Wipperfürth, Deutschlandfunk 23/07/2019.

"I've seldom seen a university document like this in my life, because we do not ask for funding, nor legal support. With our resolution we offer something to the politicians of the G7 summit. We want to join forces to find solutions to the pressing problems for all of us," said Mario Bocconi, president of the Bocconi University, about the adopted resolution of the 48 [...]

Currently, some EU member states are facing an acute shortage of teachers. ‘A New Way for New Talents in Teaching’ (NEWTT) is a project funded by the European Commission in five European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Spanish Basque Country, Latvia and Romania). The funding was provided in view of educational policy challenges and in order to support innovations that show [...]

First 17 “European Universities” selected: Building towards a European Education Area

Blick von oben auf junge Leute, die auf einem gepflasterten Platz in Grüppchen zusammenstehen
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The European Commission has announced the higher education institutions from all over Europe that will be part of the first 'European Universities' alliances. European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that share a long-term strategy and promote European values and identity. The initiative is designed to significantly strengthen mobility of students and staff, and foster the quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness of European higher education.  Out of 54 applications received, 17 European Universities involving 114 higher education institutions from 24 Member States were selected, based on an evaluation carried out by 26 independent external experts, including rectors, professors and researchers. Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: "I am pleased to see the ambition of the first 17 European Universities, which will act as role models for others across the EU.”

Education is a fundamental human right of every woman, man and child. However, millions are still deprived of educational opportunities every day, many as a result of social, cultural and economic factors. UNESCO and the Right to Education Initiative(RTE) recently released the Right to education handbook, a tool for those seeking to understand and advance that right. It is [...]

2019 U-Multirank ranking: European universities performing well

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U-Multirank published its sixth annual and largest-ever edition of world ranking of universities – scoring more than 1,700 universities from 96 countries. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, U-Multirank compares higher education institutions’ performance in areas that matter most to students and are not covered by traditional university rankings such as knowledge transfer, research impact and open access. Among the top universities are European higher education institutions that performed especially well in the category of international openness due to their extensive network of international relations and liberal policies. An interactive map showing the universities with top overall performance is a new feature U-Multirank has added in this year’s edition.

Das Heft 34 der Online-Fachzeitschrift MedienPädagogik herausgegeben von Markus Deimann beleuchtet das Thema Open Educational Resources (OER) unter verschiedenen Aspekten wie z.B. Bildungspolitik, Open Education oder auch im praktischen Selbstversuch. Durch die einzelnen Beiträge, angesiedelt auf nationaler und europäischer Ebene, entsteht ein Einblick in den [...]

Ziel der Leitlinien ist es, Staaten und andere relevante Akteure bei ihren Bemühungen zu unterstützen, einen umfassenden, strategischen Ansatz bei der Gestaltung und der Eingrenzung der oft komplexen digitalen Welt zu verfolgen. Dabei ist es von höchster Bedeutung, die Interaktion und Sicherheit von Kindern in dieser Umgebung zu gewährleisten. Zu den [...]

The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. This year's edition of the report benchmarks 149 countries on their progress towards gender parity on a scale from 0 (disparity) to 1 (parity) across four thematic dimensions-the [...]

"On Wednesday, the Parliament voted on measures to continue financing all current Erasmus+ learning mobility activities, in the event of a no-deal Brexit." Press release of the European Parliament, Liaison Office in the United Kingdom, as of 13.03.19

German radio broadcast as of 05.02.19. Available only in German. The broadcast is based on the report "The State of Science in the Trump Era" (2019) by the Union of Concerned Scientists: https://bit.ly/2RGOAQK.

"This EUA-CDE (European University Association - Council for Doctoral Education) report presents the results of an extensive... study on the state of play of doctoral education in Europe. Offering findings gathered from more than 300 institutions across Europe, it provides an overview of the deep transformation that has taken place in doctoral education over the past ten [...]

"The African Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ASG-QA) provide an overarching framework for quality assurance in higher education. Developed by a Technical Working Group of African experts, with the support of European partners, they are the result of extensive consultations of higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, as well as ministries in [...]

Chapter 3 of the Treaty of Aachen is about Culture, Education, Research, and Mobility. It is meant to intensify the relationships between Germany and France in terms of these fields. "The German-French future is young. Mobility and exchange programs between young people are therefore enshrined in the Treaty. The German-French Youth Office, integrated cultural institutes and a [...]

German radio broadcast as of 16 January 2019, available in German only. - "The hard Brexit would be a bitter blow to science, said Ulrike Tillmann, mathematician and professor at the University of Oxford, on DLF. The funding from the European Research Council could be dropped. In addition, many scientists are unsure how to proceed with their right of residence. Ulrike Tillmann [...]

"This annual report shows how fee and support systems (including grants and loans) interact in higher education in Europe. It provides both a comparative overview and individual country sheets outlining the main elements of national systems. In particular, the publication describes the range of fees charged to students, specifying the categories of students that are required [...]

"This document contains more than 35 structural indicators on education policies in six areas: early childhood education and care (ECEC), achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training (ELET), higher education, graduate employability and learning mobility. It is an update of the report of 2016. The indicators provide information on national policies and [...]

German radio broadcast as of 08.01.19, available only in German. "Deprived of a passport, pension lost - and above all, no more work: Many academics in Turkey are in a difficult situation and thousands were dismissed after the coup attempt in 2016. Denounced as enemies of the state, it is difficult for scientists concerned to find new work." by Susanne Güsten for Campus & [...]

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