Middle East & Africa

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Mandarin Chinese: the language of the future for Ugandan students

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If asked to guess which foreign language Ugandan students are most keen to learn, Mandarin Chinese may not be your first answer. Located 5,000...

High food insecurity rates for South African students

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Almost one-third of South African university students struggle with food insecurity, with black students disproportionately affected compared to white students. Factors include high living...
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‘Hazing’ of new students raises national concern in Morocco

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Fears about the 'hazing' of new students at Moroccan universities have escalated to the point of government involvement, on account of the physical and...

Climate strikes: Inside a global student movement

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From the Global Student Living Conference 2019. Head here to register your interest for future GSL conferences, and learn more about the GSL Conference here. https://vimeo.com/349488008 In October 2018,...
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Certificates withheld from disadvantaged South African students

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Some South African universities are withholding students' qualification certificates on account of outstanding fees - in part because the universities are unwilling to implement...
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Kenyan students create app to share sexual health info on campus

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Students at the University of Nairobi have created an app to help their peers easily access reliable information about sexual health and HIV, along...
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The boom in African students studying abroad

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Home to 16% of the world’s population and spreading over one fifth of the planet, Africa is the world's second largest and second most...
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Technology developments to improve access for disabled students

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Technologies being developed in Denmark and Qatar offer an exciting look into how university study could become more accessible for disabled students in the...
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Egyptian students receive ‘love lessons’ from their government

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Egypt's government has introduced marriage lessons for university students, as part of an initiative to cut spiralling divorce rates. The scheme is called 'Mawadda',...
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Students accused of being majority of Nigeria’s drug users

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A university Vice Chancellor has claimed that the majority of drug addicts in Nigeria are students in higher education. Professor Joshua Ogunwole, VC at Bowen...
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