Women leaders are still missing at top institutes

Women leaders are still missing at top institutes

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) got their third woman director this year but the country’s broader higher education space is overwhelmingly male when it comes to top jobs. Only 63 out of a total of 1,008 institutes including central, state, private, deemed universities and institutes of national importance have women at the helm, according to the Gender Diversity and Female Leadership in Indian Higher Education report by higher education-focused management consulting firm EduShine Advisors. The percentage of women academic leadershas dropped to 6.25% from 6.67% (54 women out of 810…

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National Institutes of Health Honors Research Leaders from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University with Prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

National Institutes of Health Honors Research Leaders from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University with Prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

CLEVELAND, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two internationally recognized medical research leaders from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 7-year, $6.7 million dollar awards, which are the highest honor and largest individual support grants conferred by the NIH, will advance promising molecular studies of colon cancer and age-related cardiovascular risks, respectively. The honored physicians are: Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, head of the GI Cancer Genetics Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer…

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Sector leaders back income-contingent loans for South Africa

Sector leaders back income-contingent loans for South Africa

While South Africa’s student protesters are calling for universal free higher education, whether this could be afforded by the country’s government is doubtful. There is widespread acknowledgement that tuition should be free for the poorest families but, as the country remains gripped by an economic crisis, sector leaders believe that the introduction of government-backed income-contingent loans is a more viable solution for the majority. “The demand is ‘free higher education now’; well what about health, what about basic education, what about housing, what about social grants? These are the conversations…

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Sector leaders back income-contingent loans for South Africa

Sector leaders back income-contingent loans for South Africa

While South Africa’s student protesters are calling for universal free higher education, whether this could be afforded by the country’s government is doubtful. There is widespread acknowledgement that tuition should be free for the poorest families but, as the country remains gripped by an economic crisis, sector leaders believe that the introduction of government-backed income-contingent loans is a more viable solution for the majority. “The demand is ‘free higher education now’; well what about health, what about basic education, what about housing, what about social grants? These are the conversations…

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