NATIONAL NEWS

CUT exact revenge in season opener - Source:SuperSport

With last season's semifinal heartbreak fresh in the memory, the Central University of Technology (CUT) edged out the University of Johannesburg (UJ) 1-0 at the CUT Stadium in Bloemfontein.This season's Varsity Football opener started with the teams evenly poised, with early signs of a potentially electric midfield battle.
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Dept descends on arts college for operating illegally - Source:EastCoastRadio

The Department of Higher Education and Training says it's in the process of sending a warning letter to the Centre for Fine Art, Animation and Design - for illegally setting up campuses in other parts of the country.It says the the college was originally only granted an operating license for Durban only - but that, that license
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Hybrid study model is effective - Prof Wendy R Kilfoil : director for education innovation at UP - Source:Mail & Guardian

The University of Pretoria's hybrid learning programme proved to be invaluable last year when classes were disrupted by the #FeesMustFall protests. As most of our courses already include robust online components, we were able to make the transition relatively seamlessly to online-only coursework when the campus was closed
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Mangaung mayor, MEC of Police given seven days to respond to student grievances - Source:OFM

The CUT and the UFS have given the Mangaung Metro Municipality mayor, Olly Mlamleli, as well as the MEC of Police, Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini, seven working days to respond to a memorandum of grievances regarding student safety.Hundreds of staff members and students from the Central University of Technology (CUT) and the
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NSFAS expenditure rises over 10 years - Source:IOL News

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loan system has risen by more than 600% for universities and a 17 900% for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in the past ten years.In a statement, the Department of Higher Education and Training showed that total outlays via NSFAS in support of students
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NSFAS opens applications for TVET colleges - Source:OFM

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has opened the application process for financial assistance for students studying at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across the country for the second semester.Applications will close on 4 August instead of 31 July, as previously stated.NSFAS
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StudiesMustStop as fee protesters reprise their old schtick - Source:Times Live

Student protesters who want criminal charges against them withdrawn have gone back to FeesMustFall first principles by shutting down classes.The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has been shut since Tuesday and will reopen only on Monday after some of the students staged a sit-in at the administration building on the Bellville
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UWC takes the lead in physics research - Source:brandsouthafrica.com

A team of students from the University of Western Cape (UWC), led by Professor Nico Orce, is the first African research team to lead an experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).Better known as the home of the Large Hadron Collider, CERN is one of the most prestigious science research facilities in the
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Universities should focus on growth of their cities - Own Skae : Director of Rhodes Business School - Source:BusinessDay

The National Arts Festival has come and gone. During the festival Rhodes Business School hosted a leadership programme for managers from a national group so that participants could also experience the festival.They were amazed a university town such as Grahamstown, home of Rhodes University, could host such a huge, successful event
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RSA UNIVERSITY GENERATED NEWS

ACORN award for best presentation on corporate communications - Source:DUT

Being an ardent lifelong learner taking interdisciplinary approaches to research and strategic marketing earned Durban University of Technology's Abosede Ijabadeniyi an ACORN award for the best presentation on Corporate Communications.The Department of Marketing and Retail Management Doctoral candidate was part of the group of
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Andy Warhol exhibit brings more than 15 minutes of fame to WAM - Source:WITS

The Warhol Unscreened exhibition broke all attendance records at the Wits Art Museum when it opened there last night.WAM is exhibiting 80 artworks of the iconic 20th century pop artist in Braamfontein in the Warhol Unscreened: Artworks from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection.Five-thousand Witsies, Joburgers and art
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Flying the Theology flag high - Source:UP

Annieka van der Merwe, a Theology graduate from the University of Pretoria, received the Vice-Chancellors Medal, as well as the Anton Rupert Bursary to further her studies.Van der Merwe was born in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Her father is a Pastor, which meant that her family moved around a lot. She spent the first part of her childhood
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From Humble Beginnings to Graduating from Harvard! - Source:UKZN

He was the first person in his family to attend university and now he is a Harvard Master of Law graduate! - UKZN alumnus Mr Musa Kika continues to set the bar higher! A top academic achiever, Kika received numerous awards and scholarships during studies for his LLB degree which he received summa cum laude from UKZN.
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Internationalising Curriculums, a New Global Tool to Drive Transformation - Source:DUT

Discussing ways in which The Durban University of Technology can internationalise the curriculum was the main topic of conversation at the workshop hosted by the International Education and Partnerships office which took place at the Coastlands on the Ridge hotel this week.The purpose of the workshop was to engage in what
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Minister of Defence officially hands over mobile labs donated by AMSCOR at UFH in Alice - Source:UFH

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula, in partnership with AMSCOR and University of Fort Hare officiated a hand over ceremony of mobile labs at the University of Fort Hare in Alice on the 18th of July.The initiative was the result of an embankment made by AMSCOR and the University of Fort Hare in the
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New MPhil in Global South urbanism - Source:UCT

The sky isn't the limit for two master's students from UCT's SpaceLab who have been selected for the International Astronautical Federation's (IAF) 2017 Emerging Space Leaders (ESL) Grant Programme.Ani Vermeulen and Louis Feng, who are both working toward their MPhil in space studies at UCT, are among the 14
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Ten years of targeting talent - Source:WITS

The Targeting Talent Programme (TTP) at Wits this year celebrates 10 years of grooming talented high school learners.Launched in 2007 by the Student Equity and Talent Management Unit (SETMU) at Wits, TTP has successfully cultivated the Maths and Science skills of learners in Grade 10, 11 and 12.Annually, TTP hosts a winter school
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Two new textbooks from the pen of Prof Ramesh Bansal - Source:UP

Prof Ramesh Bansal, Group Head (Power) at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria, has published two new books.Thermal power plants: Modelling, control, and efficiency improvement explains how to solve
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UJ seminar explores the concepts of State Capture, White Monopoly Capital and Radical Economic Transformation - Source:UJ

State Capture, White Monopoly Capital and Radical Economic Transformation were central themes at a University of Johannesburg (UJ) seminar on Wednesday, 26 July 2017.South Africa's former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan alongside his former Deputy Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, sketched some of the paradoxes and puzzles surrounding
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WSU Alumnus And Sports Journalist UP - Source:WSU

A proud WSU journalism alumnus, Vuyokazi Nkanjeni has been shortlisted for the National GSport Awards in the best female journalist category.The awards are in recognition of South African women's contribution to sports, raising awareness and participation."These awards celebrate women in sports and to be part of them is a huge
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WSU Lecturer Scoops Visual Arts Prize - Source:WSU

WSU Arts lecturer and born creative Sonwabiso Ngcai recently added a runner up certificate from the Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) Awards to his list of accolades.Born in a village called Ngqeleni near Mthatha, Ngcai has always been surrounded by the arts alongside his twin brother Monwabisi, whom they both registered in 2004 for an
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Workshop promotes entrepreneurship as a career - Source:NWU

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), together with the North-West University (NWU), will present a workshop as part of Student Entrepreneur Week from 1 to 7 August 2017.The week-long workshop, titled SEW2017, will be hosted across the NWU's campuses and is part of the DHET's Entrepreneurship Development
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REGIONAL NEWS

BOTSWANA- Gov't to introduce A-Levels  - Source:Mmegi Online

Authorities in education have decided to introduce a one-year A-Level equivalent course in an effort to internationalise local education and ensure it is comparable with other systems globally.Chief education officer in the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE), Moses Mengwe told the ongoing National Primary School Heads convention
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GHANA- Education minister inaugurates three university councils - Source:Graphic Online

Public universities have been asked to brace themselves for large numbers of tertiary education seekers following the government's policy of free senior high school (SHS) beginning September 2017.The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who stated this, said by the year 2020 when the first batch of the free SHS
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GHANA- Minister pleads with UTAG to halt strike - Source:MyJoyOnline.com

Minister in charge of Tertiary Education has pleaded with University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to call off strike at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).Professor Kwesi Yankah called on UTAG members to return to the discussion table and work towards resolution of UEW impasse."We are all working towards the
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KENYA- Kenyatta University: We are shutting campuses outside Kenya - Source:Standard Digital News

Kenyatta University (KU) has said plans are underway to shut its Tanzania and Rwanda campuses.Communication from the institution says the university is complying with a Government directive that requires them to close campuses set up outside the country. "We received written instructions on the same and KU was already working on the
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NIGERIA- Nigeria's per capita tertiary education budget of N1.15 miserable - Adelusi-Adeluyi - Source:Vanguard News

AS stakeholders call on the Federal Government to increase education annual funding continue, former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, has said that the country's "annual budgetary allocation to tertiary education per capita remained at N1.15k." Adelusi-Adeluyi who spoke during a lecture delivered at University
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TANZANIA- Govt warns varsities over defiance - Source:Daily News

THE government has yet again raised a red flag against some higher learning institutions that are contemplating to use shortcuts to have students admitted in courses that were banned by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) on Tuesday.Instead, the government insists that respective universities that lack criteria for
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ZAMBIA- UNZA Lecturers May Go On Strike - Source:Zambia Reports

University of Zambia lecturers have threatened to withdraw labour if their July salaries are not paid by tomorrow 28th July, 2017.UNZALARU Publicity Secretary Moffat Moyo says the lecturers will not entertain delays in salaries as the case was last month.Moyo says will be prudent for management to pay off the lecturers by tomorrow
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ZAMBIA- UNZA kicks off project to address youth employment - Source:Zambia Daily Mail

THE department of economics at the University of Zambia has embarked on a two-year project to find solutions to challenges of youth employment and migration in eastern and southern Africa. This is being done in collaboration with the African Migration and Development Policy Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.Project overseer Paul Okwi said
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ZIMBABWE - AU establishes medical school - Source:Zimbabwe Daily

AFRICA University has revolutinalised its operations by establishing a medical school that offers programmes up to PHD, interim Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pamela Machakanja, has revealed.Plans are also at an advanced stage for the varsity to establish the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology. Prof Machakanja made the
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ZIMBABWE - Govt wants ex-students to pay back fees to be used as revolving fund - Source:Chronicle

GOVERNMENT wants former students who received State funding during their studies to pay back a flat fee amounting to $1,000 to be used as a revolving fund to benefit students.Addressing delegates and students at the 28th Gweru Polytechnic College graduation and prize giving ceremony yesterday, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

BANGLADESH- Six Bangladeshi VCs attend conference on higher education in Turkey - Source:Dhaka Tribune

Vice-chancellors of six Bangladeshi universities have attended an International Conference on Higher Education in Turkey.The two-day conference, held at Ankara's Presidential Palace, was organised by Vice Chancellor Forum on Universities of the Islamic World.VCs and academicians from universities across the Muslim world
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BELIZE- U.B. Formally Welcomes Clement Sankat as New President - Source:Channel5Belize.com

The University of Belize, its faculty and staff, student body, as well as the country, formally received its new president this evening here in Belize City. It was an installation ceremony at St. John's Cathedral that came with all the bells and whistles, complete with an academic procession and musical interludes. Professor
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CYPRUS- State universities in Cyprus get green light to establish businesses - Source:Famagusta Gazette

Cabinet gave on Wednesday the green light to a proposal allowing state universities to establish businesses based on their research outcomes, Education and Culture Minister Costas Kadis said.In statements at the Presidential Palace, Kadis said that during today's meeting the Cabinet approved the legal framework allowing
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INDIA- Odisha To Form Higher Education Council For Quality Education - Source:Odisha Television Ltd

The Odisha Government will soon form a Higher Education Council for development of higher education in State. An ordinance over this has been approved by the State Cabinet on Tuesday.Though the State government had mulled formation of the Council earlier, but it had not been possible.Talking to OTV, Higher Education Minister Ananta
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INDIA- Private varsity students made to give fees undertaking - Source:The Times of India

With the issue of fixing of fees hanging in balance between the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) and private universities commission, varsities have started taking undertaking from students that they will have to pay fees if any revision takes place in the future. Students feel fees should not be changed or revised in
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JORDAN- Students to evaluate their university presidents - Higher Education Council - Source:The Jordan Times

University students will be able to evaluate presidents of their universities through student councils, according to a Higher Education Council (HEC) decision issued on Thursday.The council has recently endorsed a system for evaluating presidents of public universities in a bid to improve performance, enhance competitiveness and
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MACAU- Legislature passes tertiary education bill - Source:Macau News

The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed the government's bill on the city's tertiary education sector, slated to come into effect only one year after its promulgation in the Official Gazette (BO), during a plenary session on Thursday.According to The Macau Post Daily, the bill's outline was passed during a plenary
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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Garcia: Loans up to $30,000, grants for tertiary education* - Source:trinidadexpress.com

Students will have access to loans up to $30,000 to assist with their tertiary education, says Education Minister Anthony Garcia.The minister said the loan limit has been increased from $25,000 to $30,000.Students can also access help with a grant of $75,000 which would be given in tranches of $25,000 per year to deserving students.
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UAE- Dubai universities offer 600 scholarships to Chinese students - Source:Gulf News

Select universities in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) are offering a total of 600 scholarships and grants to Chinese students enrolling for the 2017-18 academic year.Participating institutions include Amity University Dubai, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, Middles** University Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai, and
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UK- Universities fear being shut out of EU innovation push - Source:Times Higher Education (THE)

The European Union is planning a grand new body to make the Continent more innovative and to spur the emergence of companies that create entirely new markets, such as Uber, Google and Amazon.For too long, the EU has been best known for fining and regulating such firms, rather than spawning them, Brussels policymakers believe.
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UK- University pension fund deficit soars to £17.5bn - Source:ft.com

The deficit at the UK university sector's main pension scheme has soared by £9bn over the past year to £17.5bn, making it the largest on record at any British retirement fund and putting the rocky finances of higher education under further pressure.The Universities Superannuation Scheme - which provides pensions for
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USA- Texas universities forced to trim their budgets, even with big state cuts averte - Source:The Texas Tribune

The massive state funding cuts Texas higher education officials dreaded never materialized this year. But that doesn't mean their public universities are out of the woods.Most of them - even some that received slight funding boosts from the state - are asking their staffs to cut costs for the upcoming school year.University of
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VIETNAM- Conference highlights higher ed - Source:Viet Nam News

Challenges, opportunities and solutions facing higher education institutions were the focus of a two-day international conference that began yesterday at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Training Centre (SEAMEO RETRAC) in HCM City.Professor Noreen Golfman, vice president of Memorial University of
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