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Going Global 2017

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:05
The British Council's Going Global 2017 conference for leaders of international education was held in London last week. The theme was "Global cities: connecting talent, driving change". In a two-p ...

How can universities respond to extremist activity?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:22
Bias-related incidents and hate-group propaganda on college campuses have recently captured greater public attention as America's political climate has become more charged. Since ...

Universities set on building new bridges post-Brexit

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:46
A discussion at Going Global 2017, the British Council's conference on how Paris and London universities will cope in the aftermath of Brexit began in a fearful mood as delegates were told that th ...

Trump budget would slash student aid and research

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:28
The Trump administration released a 2018 budget proposal last week that delivered on expectations for drastic cuts to student aid programmes and university-based research while substantially resha ...

Debate over tuition fees heats up, boils over

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:26
The debate over tuition fees heated up, and briefly boiled over, following a recent seminar organised in Helsinki by the Finnish Economic Association, reports the Helsinki Tim ...

Staff body threatens to close universities

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:24
An umbrella body of university staff associations has warned that they may call for a strike in universities across the country unless teachers are granted representation on key decision-making fo ...

US rejects talks with Hungary over higher education law

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:22
According to the US State Department, the United States has no intention of negotiating with Hungary about its new higher education law, which could force a top university founded by US financier ...

University going all out to attract foreign students

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:20
Delhi University has announced that it will be conducting a special drive to enrol more foreign students, especially from African countries, apart from extending the deadline for online registrati ...

University chief quits ahead of arrest order

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:18
The head of Puerto Rico's largest public university announced on 23 May that she had resigned just hours before she faced arrest for failing to reopen an institution that has been shut down by a s ...

Vocational training is better pathway to jobs - Report

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:16
A new report urges parents to seriously consider encouraging their school-leaving children to study a vocational course rather than a university degree because, in many cases, it is a pathway to b ...

Malaysian university autonomy is only 'superficial'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:14
Through a staggered approach, 17 of 20 public universities have received autonomous status. Yet, if one is to compare the autonomous status granted to Malaysian public universities by the governme ...

Activists ridicule plan for Robert Mugabe University

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:12
Activists in Zimbabwe have ridiculed plans to build a Robert Mugabe University, adding that naming an educational institution after the veteran leader would be "palpably unfair and a monument ...

Election pledges put research at heart of economy

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:10
As the election approaches, the two main parties have both promised to increase research and development from 1.7% to 3% of gross domestic product, although only the Labour Party has specified a t ...

Higher education 'in serious crisis'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:08
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, in its latest report, has said that higher education in the country is in "serious crisis" and has discussed the issue of the devolution of the Higher Educ ...

Surge in foreign students 'is not just politics'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:06
Enrolment of international students in Canadian universities will be sharply higher this autumn, universities say, and the incoming freshmen include large numbers of high school students from the ...

75% of universities in danger of closing - Expert

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:04
An education expert has warned that three quarters of Thai universities are at risk of closing over the next decade due to low enrolment and increased competition from foreign rivals, writes Dumro ...

University preparatory programmes may no longer be free

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:02
For the first time, students in Australia may have to pay up to AU$3,271 (US$2,430) for 'enabling' courses, designed to prepare students for university study. The change was announced as part of t ...

California state to limit foreign university students

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:00
California state universities, one of the largest higher education networks in the United States, will limit the number of undergraduates they accept from outside the state, including foreign stud ...

Ministry to close 25% of its research laboratories

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:54
The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced the dissolution of 25% of the research laboratories in the country following a "thorough and complete" evaluation of the stru ...

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