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Latest issue of Education Permanente in Switzerland on Learning Regions

We are pleased to announce the latest issue of Education Permanente published by the Schweizerischer Verband für Weiterbildung (SVEB) in Zürich. The main topic of this issue of the magazine is learning regions / education landscape, and include an article by Pascal Director, Michael Osborne. The articles are written in French and German and we hope that you enjoy them.

This link will take you to the magazine and we also feature it below...

CR&DALL visits Ethiopia

In early September Rod Purcell and Dave Beck from CR&DALL visited the University of Jimma in Ethiopia.

The University of Jimma is rated as the No 1 public university in Ethiopia and 39th in Africa. It has 42,000 students and offers a full spectrum of course provision including Medical and Agricultural Schools. The city of Jimma has a population of around 120,000 and is a major regional centre in the south west of of Ethiopia.

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Cities, Universities and Science

In a government reshuffle in Britain in July 2014, newly appointed universities Minister and Cabinet Member Greg Clark assumed a role expanded from that of his predecessor David Willetts. Cities were added to his portfolio. The Times Higher Education leader for 24 July, Closing the “town-gown” gap, mentions a concern that this further signals ‘the reduction of universities into economic tools or “engines of growth”’.

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