Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. This week we have new of a major restructuring for the Open University, a spate of fake universities and it may be done and dusted for another year but there’s a little bit of Glastonbury thrown in too.
The new vice-chancellor of the Open University has said that a major restructure is just the start of his drive to reshape the organisation. In an email sent to all staff after little over a month in the job, Peter Horrocks announces plans for an “unprecedented” investment in research, focused in a number of “strategic research areas” which are yet to be announced, and a “substantial” investment in massive open online courses.
University Grants Commission on Wednesday released a list of 21 fake universities, eight of them in Uttar Pradesh. Most of these fake universities have been in the list for years but UGC and HRD ministry have not been able to shut them down. UGC says it has no power to close any university. “Our job is to inform children and parents in the admission session,” one official said.
Glastonbury Festival (official) founder and OU honorary graduate Michael Eavis talks about the history of arguably the world’s most famous festival.
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