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Universities demand 'No more cuts' after A$4bn saved

16 hours 34 min ago
As Australians prepare for the release of the annual federal budget on 9 May, universities point out that over the past six years they and their students have faced cuts that have contributed A$3. ...

Racist attacks - Will African students shun India?

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:21
Following what are widely regarded as racist attacks on Nigerian students in India in March, there are concerns that the violence could contribute to making the country a less attractive destinati ...

UNESCO - Affordability is key to inclusive HE expansion

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:26
UNESCO has called on governments never to allow student loan repayments to rise above 15% of their monthly incomes so that further expansion of higher education does not leave the disadvantaged be ...

Visa change could hit recruitment of foreign students

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:40
Yet again a Trump administration executive order has the potential to roil American campuses and their recruitment of international students.

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Europe-North Africa HE cooperation plan unveiled

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:38
In efforts to promote cooperation in science, technology, innovation and higher education, five countries of the Arab Maghreb Union and five European countries have approved a two-year cooperation ...

New bill seeks to turn universities into industrial hubs

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:34
Zimbabwe's cabinet has approved a new Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Bill that will, among other impacts, turn universities into industrial hubs and criminalise the issuing ...

World Bank forum calls for private sector to build skills

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:32
The private sector has been called upon to support efforts to create skills and capacity in Africa to contribute to Africa's transformation and economic growth.

At the recent fourth World Bank' ...

University officials linked to lynching of student

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:30
Pakistan's apex court has started hearing the case of horrific lynching of Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old Mass Communication student of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

Racist attacks - Will African students shun India?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:20
Following what are widely regarded as racist attacks on Nigerian students in India in March, there are concerns that the violence could contribute to making the country a less attractive destinati ...

Time for Bologna to stand up for academic freedom

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:12
The Central European University, or CEU, in Budapest has long made a distinctive mark in Hungarian academic life. A postgraduate institution, founded in 1991 by George Soros as part of his post-co ...

How to avoid being on the wrong side of history

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:10
The political upheavals of the past 12 months have certainly provided fodder for debates and opinion pieces. Not since 9/11 have we been so motivated to get to the bottom of current events. There ...

Confronting racial inequality in the academy

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:06
Recent data from the Equality Challenge Unit's Equality in Higher E ...

Why universities need to embrace all types of 'other'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:04
With profound implications for higher education, politics in the West is marked and marred by a backlash against 'others', against groups other than the traditionally dominant European ethnicitie ...

Steps to counter radicalisation of students by IS

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:02
Malaysia's Minister for Higher Education Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh ...

EU students given pledge on loans and fee status

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:18
The government on Friday confirmed that European Union students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, masters, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 20 ...

Employment status given to all doctoral candidates

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:00
The Swedish government has changed the university law to ensure every doctoral candidate is made an employee of the university with a salary. This should strengthen the position of foreign PhD stu ...

First-in-family data 'lacks robustness'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:08
They are the First Fleeters of the university world: household pioneers trailblazing a brave new world of higher education. They wear the 'first-in-family' status as a badge of honour, signifying ...

University law programmes to make changes after review

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:07
More than a dozen South African universities will have to make changes to their bachelor of laws, or LLB, programmes following a national review by the Council on Higher Education which started in ...

Call for stronger education partnerships with Europe

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:05
Senior economist Djisman Simandjuntak suggests strengthening educational partnerships between the European Union and Indonesia, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to ...

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