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The Year’s Top 10 Higher Education Stories

As 2019 winds to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s biggest news in higher education. Here’s my top-10 list, dominated by several events involving college admissions. Operation Varsity Blues In the largest college admissions scandal in history, a federal investigation led to approximately 50 indictments of wealthy parents and their co-conspirators who used a variety of nefarious ... Read More »

Americans’ View Of Higher Education Takes A Major Drop

Only half of Americans now believe that a college education is “very important,” a dramatic decrease from the 70% who said it was very important in 2013. And 13% of adults believe that higher education is “not too important,” more than twice the percentage (6%) in 2013. Those are two main takeaways from a national poll just released by Gallup, and ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

Returns in shares are higher than from mutual funds

Photo: iStock Most great investors are known to have created wealth by investing directly in shares. Their success stories are part of investment folklore. Shares are always referred as the top wealth creating asset among all assets available. The returns on direct investments in certain stocks could be huge but at the same time some shares might underperform so badly ... Read More »

HIGHER EDUCATION: REFORM OR PERISH

India’s higher education is at a crossroads. On the one hand, universities are becoming ‘localised’; on the other, private institutions are benchmarking themselves against the best in the world              As more and more people get educated and the impact of education on quality of life and success becomes known to the people, demand for good and global education increases. Mobility for good ... Read More »

Government mum on money for free higher education

Cape Town – Where the money will be found for the free higher education, which President Jacob Zuma announced last month, remains a mystery. Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize addressed the media on Thursday morning to provide further detail on Zuma’s “historic announcement for free higher education and training for poor and working-class families”, as she termed it. ... Read More »

Lenovo Posts First Quarterly Loss Since 2015 on Higher Costs, Slowing PC Market

HIGHLIGHTS Revenue was flat at $10.01 billion (roughly Rs. 64,205 crores) Lenovo has suffered from a global decline in PC demand Lenovo’s PC shipments declined 6 percent, after two quarters of growth Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group posted a first-quarter loss on Friday citing higher costs and slower growth in the personal computer market, and said the outlook was challenging due ... Read More »

Greater access to higher education could have reversed EU referendum result

Greater access to Higher Education could have reversed the result of the 2016 EU referendum, according to new research from the University of Leicester. The paper, published in the journal World Development, suggests that access to Higher Education was the ‘predominant factor’ dividing those who voted Remain and those who voted Leave. The research also suggests that greater access to higher ... Read More »

‘Total budget for education in UP is 25.4% higher’: Adityanath government refutes Rahul Gandhi’s claim

HIGHLIGHTS The Yogi Adityanath government on Sunday dismissed Rahul Gandhi’s charge of cutting down budgetary allocation for education The total budget for education in UP budget for 2017-18 is Rs 62,185.25 crore as compared to the previous budget of 2016-17 of Rs 49,607.93 crore: UP govt Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with Finance Minister Rajesh Aggarwal (R) before presenting ... Read More »

H-1B Visa: US Clarifies On Higher Education Exemptions

The US issues 65,000 H-1B visas every year Washington: The US has said that in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a “United States institution of higher education” at the time the beneficiary’s degree was earned. As mandated by the Congress, the US ... Read More »