by Abby Chau
From industrial strikes to Sri Lankan higher education reforms, this week boasts an interesting variety of news stories:
- Protests on Election Day from members of the University and College Union and universities like Middlesex and Sussex rocked campuses in the UK as students and faculty members lamented proposed cuts to higher education. Sending a strong message, protestors argued that cuts which may total 1 billion pounds, should be carefully considered, especially as universities like King’s is spending money on projects such as a £20 million acquisition of the East Wing of Somerset.
Full Story: The Guardian
More: The Independent
- The National Research Council announced that they will be changing the methodology for their much anticipated doctoral programme rankings. Using both implicit and explicit criteria to measure a university’s performance, this new set of rankings should prove interesting especially as they are proposing to use broader confidence levels instead of the more traditional method of ranking by concrete places.
Full Story: Inside Higher Education