Recently DeVry Inc. (DV - Analyst Report), one of the largest providers of higher-education in North America, acquired Faculdade do Vale do Ipojuca (“FAVIP”). FAVIP, which is based in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil will form a part of DeVry Brasil.
This is a landmark step for students, universities and the KHDA. It is a huge boost to students that their degrees are recognised by all public and private sector entities in Dubai, and a sign that the quality of private higher education on offer in Dubai is indeed world-class
THE Greens say inadequate funding and regulation, not the open training market, are at the root of the problems facing vocational education and training. Greens higher education spokeswoman Lee Rhiannon told a Sydney conference that there was a role for private colleges in VET.
Did private professional college managements play a role in the recent exit of the executive director of Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)? Sources in the state higher education department suspect so since KEA’s former executive director V Rashmi was adamant on taking action against private professional colleges for collecting excess fee from students who got undergraduate seats through Common Entrance Test (CET) 2012.
Kenya’s private university investors are lobbying the government to change the law to allow them to attract high-performing school-leavers – currently the preserve of their public rivals – and they have the overwhelming support of students.
Harvard University students under investigation for cheating on a take-home government course exam said they’re waging a battle against the allegations, writes John Lauerman for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Universities in Brazil have long been for the privileged few. Only 11% of the population of working age has a degree – and such scarcity has brought rich rewards. Graduates earn, on average, 2.5 times more than those without degrees, and five times as much as the majority who never finish secondary school, reports The Economist.
When a Senate committee led by Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa concluded its two-year investigation of 30 for-profit colleges in July, it issued a harsh assessment of the companies that run them, citing predatory recruiting practices, harassment of students and poor results.
Not all college educations are created equal. And as long as a university’s prestige has been associated with its exclusivity, the rungs of higher education have been racially stratified. Nowhere is this reality more clear than today, when the for-profit college giant the University of Phoenix, is graduating the most college graduates of color in the nation.
The Council of Independent Colleges, a group representing more than 600 private liberal arts colleges and universities, is arguing against what it says are myths about student debt (and for its members' affordability) in a new presentation, indicating that the concern around growing student debt might be affecting the group
According to the most recent Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, published last month, 42.4 percent of all higher education enrollments in Missouri are at independent (or private) two- and four-year colleges and universities. This is far higher than the national average of 24 percent and the highest, to my knowledge, of any of the 50 states.
Regent University, a private, nonprofit school in Virginia, said in a statement it will reduce tuition for its MBA program by 24 percent and online undergraduate by 20 percent. Tuition for several other programs will receive smaller cuts.
According to Carte Blanche, 12 of the courses offered by Damelin, one of the largest private higher education institutions in South Africa, are not registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training. Offering these courses without the requisite registration is an offence.
Surprisingly India, which has a severe infrastructure deficit and is a comparatively poor nation, has found itself in a unique place that remains unparalleled in richer nations. Today, around 80% of India’s higher education and healthcare is provided by private agencies without any aid whatsoever from the government.
A new £18,000-a-year private university headed by the philosopher AC Grayling and offering lectures by Richard Dawkins, Niall Ferguson and Steven Pinker has not filled any of its courses ahead of its opening next week.