Raghuram Rajan, corporate leaders to set up Rs750 crore university

(Standing left to right in front row) R. Seshasayee, Sajjan Jindal, Vishaka Desai, Anand Mahindra and Raghuram Rajan during the announcement of Krea University in Mumbai on Friday. Photo: PTI Mumbai: Personalities such as Anand Mahindra, R. Seshasayee, Sajjan Jindal, and former Reserver Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan came together on Friday to announce the launch of Krea University, which will focus on liberal arts and science courses. These leaders will be associated with the university either as members of the governing or academic councils. Around Rs750 crore will be…

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Brexit: Europe’s university leaders call for ‘continued collaboration’ after EU referendum result

University leaders from across Europe have come together in a “turbulent time” to stress the importance of continued higher education collaboration following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Signing a joint statement, the leaders from over 20 countries, including Germany and France, have highlighted the importance of international cooperation and exchange, and insist universities are strongest when they tackle issues collaboratively. Although they have acknowledged the UK will develop a new relationship with the EU, the signatories have called for continued “research and exchange relationships between Europe’s universities, for…

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School leaders overwhelmingly opposed to Government’s academies plan, poll finds

The poll was conducted by the NUT Getty Images Only a tiny proportion of school leaders support the Government’s plan to force all schools to become academies, a new survey suggests. Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget earlier this month confirmed that every school in England would be on its way to becoming an academy by 2020 – whether local parents and teachers supported the move or not. The plans would end the century-old role local councils have played in running education in their areas, including in primary schools. Ninety-three per cent of headteachers, their…

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ACE Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program Advances Diverse Administrators’ Career Trajectories

Designed to increase diversity in higher education’s senior-level leadership ranks, the upcoming ACE Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program will combine interactive programming focused on honing leadership skills with networking opportunities and strategic career mapping. The program will be held April 21-22 in Las Vegas. Space is limited, so mid-level administrators (typically department chairs, directors and assistant/associate deans) from diverse backgrounds should apply now before the February 26 early bird deadline. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their current competencies and receive advice on creating a professional development plan to enhance…

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