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Russia’s new head of the Ministry of Education and Science: to be continued…?

Russia’s new Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev recently unveiled the composition of his Cabinet, whic... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Understanding Canada - the latest victim of austerity

On May 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada announced that as of 2013... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Cuba: Student places decrease, will we one day see a foreign private institution?

Cuba’s National Statistical Office (ONE) recently released its annual overview of education data f... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Czech Republic: A game of musical chairs at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Following a month-long wait after the resignation of the embattled minister Josef Dobeš in April, P... (+more) Edition: 2012, 5

Promotion of outward mobility in the spotlight in the UK, at last...

The United Kingdom has become over the years rather notorious within the international higher educat... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Quebec and tuition fees: students score the first victory

The Canadian province of Quebec is not one of the more protest-averse parts of the world, but the re... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Are we ready for a ranking of national education systems?

In May, Universitas 21 (U21) – a network of 23 universities – presented the U21 Ranking of Natio... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Code of ethics for international education recruiters announced

In April, the national agencies responsible for international higher education in the UK, Australia,... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Three-year bachelor’s degrees becoming fashionable in the United States

Nothing is constant but change. Constant changes in the higher education systems around the world ha... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

England: what a difference a name makes

Small and subject specific colleges will in the future be able to call themselves universities. ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

The Netherlands: foreign students remain welcome

In the Netherlands, the debate about the pros and cons of university policies to attract foreign stu... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Czech Republic: unpopular higher education reform off the table

Following his appointment as the Minister of Education last month (see ACA Newsletter – Education ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: excellence all over the place

On 15 June, the results of the second and most likely last round of Germany’s Excellence Initiativ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

India: Rankings as a broom to sweep out ‘low-quality’ foreign providers

At the beginning of June, India’s University Grants Council (UGC) has approved new regulations gov... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US: rolling out the red carpet for foreign graduates? So far it’s a STEM only world

May 2012 has seen a great deal of activity in the US Senate on the ‘war for talent’ front with t... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: end of an absurd arrangement?

Few know that Germany’s federal government plays only a secondary role in higher education. The co... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

The political dimension of mobility surfaces in Sino-American diplomatic rows

It was a face-saving step taken by Chinese and American politicians to end a diplomatic row in May w... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Afghanistan: News from the higher education battlefront

In a country plagued by an on-going war, higher education has not exactly been an item placed very h... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Finland’s scientific performance

A newly released report by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland reveals that the country... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

China’s Gaokao is losing fans and supporters

China’s National Higher Education Entrance Examination (also called Gaokao) has recorded a continu... (+more) Edition: 0, 0