Messengers of Hope in a Time of Reckoning: Educating Refugees.

I just spent three days in Stockholm with two students at the Sorbonne. They are Aya Hamadeh, a student in computer science, and Mortaza Behboudi, a student in international relations. Both are refugees, the victims of political violence. Mortaza is from Afghanistan and Aya from Syria. Meeting them is to bear witness to the power of the human spirit, to the beauty of human agency and resiliency, to the gift of hope in the face of adversity. Aya and Mortaza are students at the Sorbonne because a number of people understa...

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Students unite behind global education campaign "Fund our future"


On campuses and in communities, from the Americas to Africa, students are at the forefront of demanding a more fairly funded, decolonised, quality education system. Our national contexts may differ, and our campaign slogans might vary - but whether it’s standing up against ...

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Casualization of Faculty and its Discontents


The United States prides itself on having more than half of the top 100 universities in the world. Ironically, developments in its academic world—particularly among elite universities—have been pushing institutions of higher education increasingly toward structures an...

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TVET change, challenge and opportunity


Big changes are happening in technical vocational education and training, many shared with other education sectors and some shared with other social services. Some of these changes seem to be the result of general social and organisational developments, such as the diffusion of n...

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Les nouveaux défis de l'enseignement supérieur en Afrique


African Higher Education has entered a new era. In absence of adequate financing and support measures, the expansion of the student population over the last decades has led to a deterioration of facilities and pedagogic resources in the public sector. Higher education policies ...

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