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UK visa changes 'discriminate' against Indian students

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:27
Moves by the United Kingdom government to ease student visas procedures for around a dozen non-European countries have caused outrage in India whose students - among the most numerous in the UK - ...

Universities look south to recruit international students

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:04
Latin America and the Caribbean appear to be the new go-to regions for many international recruitment officers at US colleges and universities, more than three-quarters of whom said they are rethi ...

Minority-serving institutions are 'engines of mobility'

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:21
Minority-serving tertiary institutions or MSIs propel students up the economic ladder to the top of income distribution at two to three times the rates of non-MSIs, according to a first-of-its-kin ...

Universities demand hike in EU research funding

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:24
In the wake of the European Commission's release of its outline for the Ninth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, ...

University teachers fired on say of student informants

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:07
As China tightens ideological control of universities, an increasing number of university teachers in China have been suspended or fired after students informed on them for making politically inap ...

Universities and our digital future in a divided world

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:50
University leaders across the Asia-Pacific and the Americas will be meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, on 24-26 June to discuss responses to common issues in an era of geopolitical and technological uncer ...

UK, Ireland top U-Multirank on teaching and learning

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:38
The fifth edition of U-Multirank provides new insight into the relative strengths and weaknesses of different higher education systems around Europe and the United States of America, with the Unit ...

Graduates overqualified for the work they do

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:36
More than one in every four Australian graduates are overqualified for the jobs they take on after completing their degrees.

Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), Curtin ...

NEPAD agency partners with UK universities to set up hub

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:34
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) agency and Durham University in the United Kingdom are to jointly set up an Africa Hub to help African countries and universities increase thei ...

Foreign researchers pessimistic about career - Survey

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:32
A pilot survey of more than 1,000 foreign researchers at Aarhus University has found that most foreign scientists are not optimistic about being able to forge a career in Denmark. The survey is ex ...

University bar lowered to raise rural doctor recruitment

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:30
The government of North Rhine-Westphalia intends to introduce incentives for medical students to commit themselves to work as country doctors for 10 years. The scheme centres on special admission ...

Health systems crisis - Medical deans proffer solutions

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:14
South African medical deans say they stand ready to make available expertise in the university sector to help the country deal with the crisis in the national health system and "systemic failures" ...

Some universities better at tackling student drop-out

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:12
About one in seven of the nearly one million Australian university students will drop out of their courses during the three or four years they spend as undergraduates.

Remarkably, however, the ...

African student flows - Challenging prevailing paradigms

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:10
From 11-13 June 2018, researchers representing seven African countries and officials gathered to share their case country results based on a three-year research study on international mobility to ...

Automating recognition of academic qualifications

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:08
The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT - Norwegian ENIC-NARIC) has just introduced a ...

Addressing sexual harassment as institutional failure

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:06
In Africa, enrolling in higher education institutions is an aspiration of many young people and their families and represents an investment in their own socio-economic progress. This is why univer ...

How to improve selection for professional schools

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:04
Every year, students around the world will spend countless hours and even significant amounts of money optimising their applications for professional schools. This is a stressful time for students ...

Universities suffer under free-tuition regimes

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:02
A recent University World News article reported on the funding freeze to ...

Academics for Peace - Imprisonment, censorship continue

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:00
In 2012, the Turkish government announced that it had participated in peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). This was followed by a mutual ceasefire in 2013. However, this peace proc ...

Graduates share student memories during Ramadan

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 00:38
In a strengthening of relations between Japan and Saudi Arabia during the holy Muslim month of fasting, the Japanese ambassador in Riyadh, Tsukasa Uemura, joined Ramadan celebrations, hosting an i ...