Students vote for ‘quality education’ as high priority among global issues

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 04/20/2021 - 18:11

Quality education and climate action are two of the highest priority issues for would-be university students, according to research conducted by THE Student.

In a survey taken by 2,000 prospective international students, participants were asked to vote on which of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) they thought were the most important. SDG 4 (quality education) and SDG 13 (climate action) were voted the highest priority SDGs, with 37 per cent and 33 per cent of the votes, respectively.

A student’s take on the Impact Rankings: how and why to use them

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:03

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The rankings, which started in 2019, have seen growing numbers of universities across the globe participating. Their evaluation criteria explore the research, stewardship, outreach and teaching universities are conducting to support the SDGs.

Seven ways to tell how committed your university is to diversity and inclusion

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:53

Higher education is – thankfully – in a moment of transition. After the murder of George Floyd last year and in response to the continued push of the Movement for Black Lives, universities around the world are responding by pledging a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Some are even going so far as to declare themselves “anti-racist universities”, which is a welcome change.

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How to budget as an international student

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 14:35

Budgeting is not the most exciting topic, but financial well-being is critical to your overall university experience.

Recent research commissioned by financial education resource Blackbullion found that nearly half of students have considered dropping out of university or deferring by a year because of financial barriers, which has only been exacerbated by Covid-19.

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The 10 most beautiful university libraries in the world

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:31

As the American writer Shelby Foote once said: “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”

Though so much information for most people’s studies is now online, you can’t beat the feeling of sanctuary and calm you get from a good library. Whether you use them for research, reading or just to escape the world for a few hours, libraries are an essential part of the university experience.

Digital Leaders: top cities for digital education and careers

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:47

When it comes to thriving tech sectors, certain cities and locations spring to mind: London, San Francisco and Tokyo, maybe. 

However, have you considered Mumbai or Frankfurt or the US state of North Carolina? According to a new series of Digital Leader rankings, these are among the top locations for a digital education. 

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or Duolingo? Your guide to English language proficiency tests

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:17

If you’re applying to an English-speaking university as a non-native speaker, it’s highly likely you’ll have to take an English language proficiency test. The most commonly accepted tests include the IELTS Academic, TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo English Test (DET).