27/7/2018 - 8:05 am

South African University Drops Titles

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We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent reports in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news summary, we speak about the number of foreign students in Jordan and plans to increase that number, South African university's decision to drop titles and establishment of first ever technological university in Ireland.

14 per cent of students in Jordan are foreigners

Jordan’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Adel Al-Taweesi has stated that 14 per cent of students in Jordan are foreigners, reports Middle East Monitor. He also added that his ministry plans to attract 75,000 new foreign students in the next two years. In this way, state budget could benefit because of tuition fees they would have to pay and students would benefit from cultural exchange. Al-Taweesi also thanked the EU for their cooperation on several different projects with Jordan.

South African university drops titles 

Titles such as Mr‚Ms or Mrs will no longer be used by the University of the Witwatersrand, reports Times Live. When this decision was brought, the university had in mind those who were transgender‚ non-binary or gender non-conforming. The statement says: "The university realises that it is invalidating and distressing for a person who‚for example‚was assigned female at birth but identifies as male to be constantly addressed by a non-affirming title in university correspondence and systems."  This decision was widely welcomed by the university community.

Ireland will be getting its first technological university

After a merger between institutes of technology in Tallaght, Blanchardstown and DIT, Ireland is set to get its first ever technological university which will be named TU Dublin. There will be three campuses at Tallaght, Grangegorman and Blanchardstown and all student resources and services will be digitally linked. TU Dublin is expected to be created by the New Year, with the further funding of €4.4 milliotitles being announced, reports The Journal.

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Muamer Hirkic

Muamer is a Bachelor of English Language and Literature, currently pursuing MA degree in International Relations and Diplomacy.

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