THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Paving the way for refugee education: SNHU granted online degrees to students living in refugee camps
Despite their potential, young refugees are greatly disadvantaged in accessing university education: Only 1 percent of refugees attend university, compared to a global average of 34 percent. Today, Southern New Hampshire University is paving the way as one of the first American institutions to grant online degrees to students living in refugee camps.
Sung-Chul Shin: Integrated disciplines and humanities are “key in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution”
Universities should play a central role in developing the fourth industrial revolution but in order to achieve it, universities must embrace cross-disciplinary education and research. This was the message Sung-Chul Shin, president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), gave in his keynote speech at the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit.
The Ethics and Governance AI Fund grants $7.6 millions to Harvard, MIT and other research institutions
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund announced a $7.6 million fund that aims to bolster the development of artificial intelligence in the public interest. The fund will be split between nine organizations, including the MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center and seven other research centers around the world.
Siemens Foundation awards scholarships for up to $100,000
The Siemens Foundation reorganizes its Competition in Math, Science and Technology and will now award prizes of up to $100,000 for high school students that excel in scientific research.
WHAT WE ARE READING
- Reimagining Business Education: MOOCs and the MicroMasters(The Evolllution)
- Sparrho raises $3 million to democratize access to science research(VentureBeat)
- What a Reinvented College Looks Like: 4 Alternative Higher-Ed Models (EdSurge)
- A Job Plan for Robots and Humans (MIT Technology Review)