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Hong Kong: New Chief Executive ponders the development of education as an “industry”

The 2013 Policy Address delivered on January 16 by Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

United Kingdom: Applications and enrolments in higher education institutions

Over the past two months, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) have published im... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Investigating ways of improving Sweden’s standing in cutting edge research

Last December, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences released the results of a study aiming to compa... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

UKBA’s immigration rules scare international students off

UKBA’s new immigration policies, among them the termination of the UKBA post-study work route for ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Pupils graduate from primary school in cap and gown

The ‘Transforming Education in Norfolk’ (TEN) Group is a federation of educational institutions ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Faster, higher, stronger - the Russian university gambit

Russia adopted a series of changes supporting its universities, but introducing stricter control. A ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Plagiarism scandal costs German Education Minister PhD

Annette Schavan, Germany’s federal education and research minister for the past seven years, stepp... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Obama proposes surprising changes to accreditation

Earlier this month, US President Obama held his yearly State of the Union address. Accreditation of ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Welcome to the world of MOOCs

To MOOC or not to MOOC, that is the question. Everyone seems to be going MOOC-crazy these days. The ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

German Council of Science and Humanities makes uncomfortable discovery

In a report published in November 2012, disconcerting trends in marking practices at German universi... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

China summarises success stories of the 985 Project and moves towards discipline-oriented supports

China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) published a new round of appraisal remarks about the 985 insti... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Australia: ARC open access policy takes effect January 1

As from 1 January 2013, any publication arising from research projects funded by the Australian Rese... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013

Earlier this month, Times Higher Education has issued its much awaited 2013 reputation rankings of t... (+more) Edition: 2013, 3

Germany: MOOC Production Fellowship

The “MOOC Production Fellowship” contest sponsored by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissensch... (+more) Edition: 2013, 3

UK: British Council joins MOOCs movement

In March 2013, the British Council joined the UK’s first massive open online platform Futurelearn.... (+more) Edition: 2013, 3

Canada: Investment in world-class research and innovation

Canada ranks first among G7 countries in higher education research and development spending as a sha... (+more) Edition: 2013, 3

World-class research in BRICK countries catching up with G7

The growing influence of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea (BRICKs) in the global economy... (+more) Edition: 2013, 3

China: Going “mid-west” emphasised in the 2013 national plan for higher education

China’s annual national planning for higher education, made public on the website of the Ministry ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 3

Chile: Higher education degree for women prisoners

Chile’s education minister, Harald Beyer, and minister of Justice, Patricia Perez, together with t... (+more) Edition: 2013, 3

Germany recognises over 30 000 foreign professional qualifications

Since 1 April 2012, foreign residents in Germany are entitled to have their qualifications recognise... (+more) Edition: 2013, 4