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A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …


Top 8 Highly Demanding IT-Jobs in Future

Why don't universities better prepare students for self-employment?

There’s a steep rise in the number of young people going freelance, yet many universities still don’t educate them enough about self-employment<p>Entrepreneurship is a hot topic within universities, and there are innovative programmes helping guide the next generation of business founders. But many …


PhD students have double the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder than the rest of the 'highly educated' population

Academia isn't for everyone. The hours are long, you're likely to spend a lot of time looking at a computer or in a lab, and you are endlessly trying to prove you deserve the title of "Doctor."<p>Many of the pressures PhD students face have been published in the Guardian's Academics Anonymous series , …

Mental Health

Cybersecurity Faces 1.8 Million Worker Shortfall By 2022

(ISC)2 report shows the skills shortage is getting worse.

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Stanford physics and education professor Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his innovative, break-through work in quantum mechanics. Wieman has since levered the prestige and power of that prize to call attention to the need to transform undergraduate teaching, especially science education.<p>Wieman's …


REMINDER – Feedback due May 23 on Proposed Revisions to Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

An ACRL task force is seeking input on draft documents that outline potential changes to the the <i>Standards for Libraries in Higher</i> Education (SLHE).<i></i> …

Higher Education

Walking the line of predictive analytics in higher education

The ethics of predictive analytics in higher education has been a hot topic recently, and for good reason. The age of big data and advanced analytics …

Data Warehousing

University Of East Anglia Sparks Protests By Closing Muslim Prayer Room A Week Before Ramadan

'A lot of these students are in the middle of trying to study for their exams'.<p>A university has sparked protests after it announced it will close its …