Brexit and the Rise of Populism an ‘Indictment’ of Universities, Says Oxford Vice-Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Louise Richardson, has called the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump an ‘indictment’ of universities, speaking in Trinity today. Universities in the UK, she said, ‘need to be more engaged externally’ to prove that they are ‘actually engines of the British economy and drivers of social mobility’ …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 9 December]

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What scientists should focus on – and fear – under Trump

Posted in Research on November 11th, 2016 by steve

USA“How should researchers prepare for the presidency of Donald Trump? Nature asked nine experts in science and the humanities to lay out their advice and concerns ahead of the next US administration …” (more)

[Nature, 11 November]

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Trump and the J-1 Visa: Is it going to be abolished?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2016 by steve

USA“In August 2015, Donald Trump declared that if he were to be elected as president, the J-1 Visa would be terminated. The billionaire businessman described the scheme as a jobs programme for ‘foreign youths’ and wanted it replaced with a scheme which created jobs for young people in US inner cities …” (more)

[Amy Molloy, Independent, 9 November]

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Trump victory will be a jolt for higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2016 by steve

USA“Donald Trump stunned the pundits and confounded the pollsters on Tuesday by being elected president of the United States. Many in higher education – including many college leaders who had long lists of objections to Hillary Clinton’s plan for free public higher education – were horrified by the prospect of a Trump presidency …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 8 November]

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J1 visa would continue if Trump elected, says US law lecturer

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An American law lecturer says that the J1 scheme will continue even if Donald Trump is elected as President of the United States …” (more)

[Vivienne Clarke, Irish Times, 23 May]

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University reconsiders Donald Trump’s honorary degree over ‘Muslim ban’ proposal

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2015 by steve

Scotland“A Scottish university is ‘considering the position’ of the honorary degree it bestowed on American presidential candidate Donald Trump, after the businessman called for Muslims to be barred from entering the US …” (more)

[Chris Havergal, Times Higher Education, 9 December]

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Donald Trump wants to scrap the J-1 programme

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2015 by steve

USA“As part of a range of immigration policies the Republican wants to introduce measures that could impact on the Irish in America. The Republican presidential candidate has released his immigration reform policies in which he targets the programme which is a rite of passage to thousands of Irish students each year …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 18 August]

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