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China steps up efforts to narrow domestic gaps in higher education

On 8 October, China announced the latest round of the “Ethnic Minority Enrollment Scheme for Top-N... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

Hong Kong invests to enhance quality of private higher education

On 13 October, Hong Kong announced in its 2010/11 Policy Address the establishment of a HKD 2.5 bill... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

IAU’s 3rd Global Survey Report reveals regional differences, common fears

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has released its 3rd Global Survey Report, Inter... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

IREG-5 convenes in Berlin

The International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence convene... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

US: Blue Ribbon Panel on Global Engagement announced

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced in early October that it has convened a high-level... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

US community colleges’ day in the sun

The first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges was convened in Washington, DC on 5 October ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

Germany: New internationalisation audit initiative moves forward

Like many higher education institutions around the world, universities in Germany aim to top attract... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

New governments, faces, and funding in The Netherlands and Sweden

Election results in both Sweden and The Netherlands have resulted in some important changes, with im... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

Italy: An end to university reform, at least until the end of the year

14 October should have been a big day for the Italian Minister of Education, Mariastella Gelmini. Ea... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

Germany: “Das neue BAföG”

Agreement on the long-awaited 23rd amendment to the BAföG (or in English, the Federal Training Assi... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

UK: Higher education funding in the cross-hairs

The month of October brought profoundly unsettling news to the higher education community in the UK.... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

US: Newest data released on international student mobility

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the US Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) have bot... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

Canada announces “new funding architecture” for research

With a budget of CAD 6 billion (EUR 4.3 billion), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announc... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

Russian “megagrants” generate excitement, criticism

On 29 October 2010, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science announced 40 winners of the first ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

France: University ranking based on survey of graduates’ employability

The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research released last month an analysis of information ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

UK: And now for some immigration reform ...

As if the saga of higher education finance reform were not dramatic enough, on 23 November, the UK H... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

UK: Government proposals on student funding take shape

Specific information on the UK government’s approach to reforming higher education finance emerged... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

Australia: New requirements for potential "skilled migrants"

In early November, Australia’s immigration minister, Chris Bowen, announced a new points test for ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

Legal and legislative update from the United States

Although higher education in the United States is an area where states’ rights dominate, movement ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

The Netherlands: Foreign students and employment fraud

The Dutch Labour Inspectorate recently completed an investigation into illegal employment practices ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11