International education

Is international higher education just an elite club?

Writen by Hakan Ergin for University World News “Mobility is still ‘king’ in most internationalisation discussions.” – Laura E Rumbley When I started as an international graduate student at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2011, the president of the university addressed us during the orientation programme for new international students. While expressing his …

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Health and Safety alert. Six killed in a road accident in midwestern Uganda

Source: Xinhua | 2019-11-02 18:59:53 | Editor: xuxin At least six people were killed and an unspecified number injured in a Saturday morning road accident in the midwestern Ugandan district of Kiryandongo, police said here. Julius Hakiza, Albertine regional police spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that the fatal accident involved two passenger buses and a military …

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VUU partners with F+U to offer German classes locally.

VUU, a fully registered institute of higher learning in Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with F+U Group of Companies to offer German classes locally.   In addition to German and English, F+U offers up to 25 other languages ​​- including important commercial languages ​​such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese or Spanish – in various course …

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VUU launches the Actionable Business Plan Competition. Up to two million shillings to be won.

The Virtual University of Uganda is offering its first actionable business plan competition that will catalyze a culture of innovative, actionable problem-solving at VUU and encourage ethical, socially responsible business development in Uganda and beyond. This will be an annual event. This competition is being sponsored by an American company whose owner has ties to …

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Online learning – Are attitudes holding universities back?

Adapted from University World News Five years after a new national information and communications technology (ICT) policy was unveiled in Uganda, bringing with it hopes of a revolution in higher education teaching and learning, there are concerns that institutions have failed to grasp the opportunities offered by online learning. When engineer John Nasasira unveiled the …

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Private Universities Demand Research Funds

Adapted from Newslex Point Private universities are demanding the government to fund their research and innovation projects to beef up modern learning. Professor Magnus Amajinonwu Virtual University of Uganda Vice-Chancellor says despite huge investment by private university owners government has failed to fund research grants which are needed to build capacities of universities to contribute to the …

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What’s in store for CO 2 ?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has lots of potential worldwide but also faces significant challenges, explains Roberto Bencini, Chartered Petroleum Geologist, and Greg Coleman, Managing Director, PetroMall consultancy. – Adapted from The Petroleum Review, October 2019. The magazine for oil, gas and new fuels professionals. The piece appeared in Petroleum Review, October 2019, published by …

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