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China’s “open arms” policy succeeds in numerical terms

Moving a step closer to its national target of attracting 500 000 foreign students by 2020, China’... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

The Spanish International Excellence Campus initiative – ¿se acabó?

Launched just a few years ago (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, September 2009) in the conte... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

A big year for elections in France

2012 brings two important rounds of voting in France: presidential elections at the national level a... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: A bigger role for the federal government in higher education?

Germany’s federal minister for education and research, Annette Schavan, intends to abolish the “... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

What’s new in the ranking business?

A number of international and national university rankings were released in the past two months, inc... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Slovakia: New minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport announced

Following the landslide victory in March of the SMER-SD party Slovakia’s prime minister-elect, Rob... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

International students in the UK: facts and perceptions

In January, ACA reported on a first release of 2010/11 enrolment data by the UK’s Higher Education... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Publish or… fail? Indonesia introduces a publication requirement for all students

On 27 January 2012, the Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI), which is part of... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US: Gaining ground on post-secondary degree attainment, but is it enough?

In line with many other countries around the world, the United States is concerned about cultivating... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

India: New higher education budget and opening up to the world

The new Indian budget for the 2012/13 period presented on 16 March to the country’s parliament has... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

UK: The Russell Group admits four new members

The Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom will admit four new members – Exeter, York... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

New Zealand international student numbers: encouraging results

At the end of March, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released its statistics on trends in inte... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

Leadership by the dead

Questions of governance remain high on the agenda. As Times Higher Education reports, a UK study fou... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

PIREN – Connecting the dispersed

In the wake of the Connect Arab summit held in Doha, Qatar at the beginning of March 2012, the Islam... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

More spending on R&D by US higher education institutions

According to recent data released by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, of ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

English, lingua franca at the Milan Polytechnic, from 2014

The rector of the Polytechnic of Milan, Giovanni Azzone, has recently released some shocking news fo... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

US and Pakistan further cooperation

In mid-April, following the signature of a memorandum of understanding with Pakistani authorities in... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

MyUniversity website launches amid a sea of complaints

At the beginning of April, Australia’s Ministry of Education, Employment and Workplace has launche... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

Open access: unchaining new knowledge

The movement for free access to research results is gaining momentum. What first looked like the des... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

More Taiwanese women graduate from universities than men

For the first time in history, more Taiwanese women below the age of 40 (57.2%) than their male coun... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4