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Canada aims high with new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship programme

Canada is the latest country to announce a strategic commitment to supporting cutting-edge research ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 7

England: ‘Graduate tax’ an unlikely option and excellence framework delayed

The debate on the future financing of English higher education is heating up. In early July, Busines... (+more) Edition: 2010, 7

Germany: Scholarship programme for top-performing students to go ahead

As was reported in the April 2010 edition of ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, the German federal... (+more) Edition: 2010, 7

Another look at student mobility to the United States

America’s National Science Foundation has joined a growing group of organizations tracking interna... (+more) Edition: 2010, 7

Germany: Slightly more popular among international students

Approximately 5 500 more foreign students were enrolled at German higher education institutions in a... (+more) Edition: 2010, 7

ARWU 2010: China and Middle East on the rise

Eagerly awaited by both critics and fans alike, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has recently released ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Germany: The return of the Diplom-Ingenieur?

TU9, the group comprised of nine leading German engineering schools, wants to resurrect the the Dipl... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Taiwan to enrol Chinese students, eager to attract more

According to both press reports and confirmation from official sources, Taiwan’s legislative body,... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Excellence initiative in Spain takes shape

Spain’s National Network for International Campuses of Excellence has officially been launched. On... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Elections bring changes in education policy-makers in Central Europe

After elections in May and June respectively, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have installed new gov... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Belgium: Structural reforms underway for Flemish higher education

In recent years, the higher education system of Flanders has been the subject of several reforms, a ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Stakeholders take initiative in the Netherlands

The Knowledge Investment Agenda (KIA), a coalition of nearly 30 organisations of the academic and bu... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Third autonomy wave in France

At mid-summer, Valérie Pécresse, French Minister of Higher Education and Research, announced that ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Unfriendly measures towards international students in Sweden and Italy

Sweden came under fire from the European higher education community earlier this summer following a ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

US: Another look at shifts in international graduate student interests

Making up nearly half of all international student enrolments in the United States, international gr... (+more) Edition: 2010, 8

Reforms and elections in Australia turn higher education upside-down

From late August until mid-September, higher education institutions in Australia were caught on a dr... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

France - vers « pôles pluridisciplinaires d’excellence »

France’s plans to build in-house excellence have finally taken concrete shape, as the first wave o... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

Higher education and the MDGs: Will they, won’t they?

On 20-22 September, the UN General Assembly gathered in New York to discuss the advancement of the M... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

Graduate education assessment developments

A great deal of attention has been paid in recent years to assessing the quality and outcomes of hig... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

Lumina explores ‘degree qualifications profile’ concept in the US

The Lumina Foundation for Education, a leading higher education research and philanthropic organisat... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9