Tag Archives: Target 4.3

#FeesMustFall: South Africa’s Ongoing Higher Education Crisis

By Dylan Barry, a post-grad physics student at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dylan headed up the #FeesMustFall News Media task team in 2015, and the #FeesMustFall Economic Research task team in 2016 at the University of the Witwatersrand. On … Continue reading

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Growing demand for higher education puts affirmative action in the spotlight

By Michaela Martin and Alexandra Waldhorn, IIEP-UNESCO and Taya Louise Owens, GEM Report UNESCO Affirmative action in higher education is a controversial topic for many. On the one hand, some believe strongly that it is the route to equitable access … Continue reading

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Governments are struggling to keep pace with the fast growth of students in higher education

Higher education is a cornerstone for sustainable development, but a new paper written by the GEM Report and the International institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at UNESCO shows this is being challenged by sheer numbers of students now entering post-secondary … Continue reading

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Learning on the run: using ICT for education in emergencies

Natural disasters, extreme weather, bombings and protracted armed conflict can destroy schools and undermine the normalcy of school life. Given the complexity of how education is impacted by emergencies, innovative solutions are needed to ensure that disruption to education is … Continue reading

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Taxing the rich to pay for college education for the poor in San Francisco

Last week, San Francisco, a city on the west coast of the United States, hit the news by announcing free tuition for all residents to the local public community college starting this fall. The offer is only available at one … Continue reading

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Target 4.3 – What is at stake for monitoring progress on technical, vocational, tertiary and adult education?

4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university Target 4.3 covers a very wide range of education opportunities. For monitoring progress, two issues stand out. First, … Continue reading

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Virtually Educated: The Case for and Conundrum of Online Higher Education for Refugees

by Martha K. Ferede, Consultant GEM Report, Lecturer in International and Comparative Higher Education, Sciences-Po   In addition to increased provision of primary and secondary schooling, refugees also need pathways into accredited tertiary education programs. As was highlighted in the … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Arab States, Conflict, Developed countries, Developing countries, fragile states, refugees, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development, syria, teaching, Uncategorized, united nations, violence, Youth | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Do international rankings of universities help make them more accountable?

The GEM Report 2017 will be looking at how we can improve accountability in education. Hoping to engage people in the types of issues our Report will address, we are running a series of twitter polls to accompany our online … Continue reading

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Why universal secondary education can help fight climate change

By Raya Muttarak, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW and WU), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. Not only have climate scientists agreed that humans are contributing to climate change, but recent … Continue reading

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How will higher education be integrated in the post 2015 education and development agenda?

By Patrick Montjouridès, Programme Specialist at UNESCO Institute of Statistics and Louis-André Vallet, Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research. As the process of defining a new set of global education targets post-2015 comes to an end, a … Continue reading

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