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Public backs higher funding for university research

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:59
The overwhelming majority of Canadians believe in the importance of university research for Canada's future as an innovation leader, according to a new survey.

They also believe that universi ...

Education at a Glance

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 03:33
The Education at a Glance 2017 report, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, on 12 September, provides key information on the state of education ...

What HE students pay and what support they are given

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:24
Countries around the world can be roughly divided into four groups according to two factors: the level of university tuition fees charged and the financial support available through each country's ...

Most university students in OECD now pay tuition fees

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:22
Full-time university students in America pay the highest tuition fees among the 30 nations covered in the latest OECD report, ...

Tertiary enrolment exploding but benefits vary - OECD

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:21
Tertiary enrolment is expanding rapidly, with very strong returns for individuals and taxpayers, but new evidence shows that universities can fail to offer, and individuals fail to pursue, the fie ...

Students to mobilise against university budget cuts

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 21:55
The Education Alliance or EA, comprising more than 40 Danish student organisations, is calling for a demonstration in central Copenhagen and elsewhere in Denmark on 5 October against government cu ...

Election pledges address student fees and allowances

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:36
New Zealand's opposition parties are promising more financial support and lower fees for tertiary students in an attempt to woo youth voters - and their parents - ahead of next week's general elec ...

Top universities banned from using foreign funding

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:41
An interior ministry order banning several top institutions, including the University of Delhi or DU and Jawaharlal Nehru University or JNU, as well as major research bodies such as the Indian Cou ...

Universities told to issue regular financial reports

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:40
Kenya's universities have been ordered to publish regular financial performance reports as part of sweeping regulations which take effect this year, aimed at lifting the veil of secrecy that has s ...

Pressure mounts as universities hike residence fees

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:38
Egyptian authorities have announced an increase in accommodation fees for students living in university dormitories, putting mounting pressure on students and their families living through the cou ...

Up to 88 Makerere staff face degree forgery prosecution

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:36
Up to 88 people at Makerere University, one of Africa's most prestigious universities, have been apprehended for possible prosecution over the alteration of student marks in an investigation that ...

Anne Frank honours given to JRS and Scholars at Risk

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:34
Seventy years ago, The Diary of Anne Frank introduced the world to an unforgettable voice. Through her diary, Anne Frank illustrated how education engaged and sustained her while she lived ...

Germany has leading position in tertiary STEM subjects

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:32
Germany has attained a leading position in education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM subjects, according to the latest OECD Education at a Glance report. However ...

Higher education spending among world's lowest - OECD

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:30
Australia spends a smaller share of its national income on public investment in tertiary education than countries such as Estonia, Turkey and Latvia, according to the OECD's latest ...

Ambition tapered by reality for new universities

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:12
Education plays a pivotal role in empowering young people to transform their lives and become positive, contributing citizens in society. This has taken on an even more significant reality for me ...

What freedoms do 'institutions of eminence' need?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:10
Early in August 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet agreed to a proposal to fund the creation of 20 'institutions of eminence' in India's already complex higher education system. This is t ...

Research - The lost mission of African universities

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:08
The first universities in Africa were established with the triple mission of teaching, research and community engagement. However, between the early 1970s and 2000, teaching became the only de fac ...

The new nationalism and internationalisation of HE

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:06
To borrow a turn of phrase from Karl Marx, a spectre is haunting higher education internationalisation and it is the dramatic rise of often xenophobic nationalism now sweeping across many countrie ...

The 'World-Class' fad - Time to pursue a grander vision

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:04
To a degree unmatched in other parts of the globe, the notion of a 'World-Class University' and the focus on its close relative, global rankings of universities, dominates the higher education pol ...

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