higher education

 
Dream of studying comes true
Dream of studying comes true
When Ayanda Martin left his hometown of Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape, in search of opportunity in Port Elizabeth, he did not think that just seven...
Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships
Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships
The University of Pretoria (UP) designated October as the month of social responsibility. The aim was to raise awareness about the positive work...
VUT’s troubles further exposed
VUT’s troubles further exposed
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is in a dire-situation and requires an emergency response, before it crashes financially and academically....
MPs want inquiry into academics’ pay
MPs want inquiry into academics’ pay
The portfolio committee on higher education, science and technology wants an inquiry into the salaries of vice-chancellors and senior managers at...
VUT vice-chancellor retires early
VUT vice-chancellor retires early
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) vice-chancellor, Professor Gordon Zide, has retired from the troubled university, leaving behind 15 000...
“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say
“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say
Academics believe that excuses and being comfortable with the current status quo are some of the reasons that have led to the higher education...
Academics gather to discuss South Africa’s university of the future
Academics gather to discuss South Africa’s university of the future
Professor Wim de Villiers, Stellenbosch University’s vice-chancellor, told delegates attending the inaugural higher education conference in...
Advancing gender equality in academia
Advancing gender equality in academia
Although attaining gender equality in wider society is a slow journey, it is more shocking that the same is true for the higher education sector....
Yale expels student implicated in admissions scam
Yale expels student implicated in admissions scam
The prestigious Yale University has expelled a student whose parents paid more than a million dollars in bribes to get her in, the first such move...
US higher ed: A system of meritocracy that never was
US higher ed: A system of meritocracy that never was
Earlier this month, a $25-million fraud...
Exploring FETs and TVETs as viable alternatives
Exploring FETs and TVETs as viable alternatives
Our university system is burdened with thousands of applications every year by matriculants hoping to better their lives through tertiary education. The truth of the matter is that South Africa’s 26 universities can’t accommodate 300 000 matriculants each year. Our universities are...

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