The world today: it’s all about migration

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2017 by steve

“Whatever part of the world or country or region you may call your own, the population you share it with got there largely as a result of mass migration. Most of Europe is populated by those whose ancestors took part in the major movements of Völkerwanderung, and populations changed and shifted through major major migration or conquests …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 March]

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Inaccessibility and marginalization in Ireland’s Higher Education System

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 21st, 2013 by steve

“The OECD Review of Migrant Education Ireland 2009, p. 9 describes how ‘Immigration is a relatively new phenomenon in Ireland. Between 8 and 10% of students in Irish schools have an immigrant background representing many countries, cultures and languages’ …” (more)

[Irish Student Left Online, 21 June]

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Academic migration is no easy ride

Posted in Life on May 17th, 2009 by steve

International“A range of changes await academics who move countries – different languages, different cultures, new environs. But no matter where they go in the world, there is one thing they are unlikely to escape and that’s the neoliberal audit culture that underpins university management. That conclusion is among several early observations made by Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich who recently commenced a study of academic migration …” (more)

[John Gerritsen, University World News, 17 May]