Jadavpur University Head, Registrar Leave Campus After 25-Hour Gherao

Students were agitating over the infrastructure of the Centre for Disability Studies and Rehabilitation. KOLKATA:  Jadavpur University vice-chancellor, registrar and other senior officials left the campus on Tuesday night after a section of the students gheraoed them for around 25 hours. A pro-vice-chancellor and other members of university’s Executive Council, the highest decision making body […]

Polls to hit Mumbai university exams in April, affect vacations

Mumbai University (File Photo) MUMBAI: The election season will affect Mumbai University’s exam schedule in April. While only one paper for TYBCom, taken by the highest number of students in the university, is likely to clash with a poll date in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, most others, like TYBA, TYBSc and second-year college exams, will have to […]

Haiti: The university planning a green revolution

As far as dreams go, it is a fairly modest one. It is neither fame nor riches that student Belotte Walky aspires to; just a farm to help feed his compatriots, with jobs to keep them employed. This he divulges sitting under a 250-year-old ficus, one of many age-old trees shading the North Haiti Christian […]

Are university campuses turning into mini smart cities?

The University of Michigan introduced an on-campus self-driving shuttle system last year. Photograph: University of Michigan Think of a university campus: it has its own roads, shops, residential areas, banks and transport links. It may be visited by tens of thousands of people each day. It is, in effect, a tiny city. Across the globe, […]

University of Essex suspends lecturer accused of antisemitism

 Students at the Colchester campus of Essex University. Photograph: Essex University A lecturer accused of posting antisemitic messages on Facebook has been suspended from the University of Essex. An investigation was launched after the computer science lecturer Dr Maaruf Ali allegedly posted the claim: “The Zionists next want to create a society here at our university,” on […]

Lecturer’s widow hits out at Cardiff University workload

The widow of a university lecturer who killed himself has demanded action to tackle workload pressures to save other families having their “dad taken away”. Diane Anderson said Cardiff University knew her husband Dr Malcolm Anderson was under significant pressure. Internal surveys, seen by BBC Wales, show a third of staff said they must work […]