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Indonesia cautiously opens its higher education market amidst fear and protests

On 13 July, Indonesia’s House of Representatives endorsed a controversial higher education bill wh... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

UCAS: Impact of high tuition fees on application behaviour of UK students

Slightly fewer young English students applied to universities and colleges than expected in the 2012... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Happy birthday Pell Grants and Morrill Act!

The Pell Grants, originally created in 1972 under the name Basic Education Opportunity Grants, are c... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US Congress approves extension of low student loan interest rates

The debate around the financing of student aid in the US has been front and centre in both the House... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Efforts to more efficiently rule out ‘ungenuine’ international student applicants

The month of July brought new developments in the UK, the US and New Zealand for one and the same ma... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany, attracting ever more talent from abroad

In the academic year 2010/11 Germany registered further growth in the number of foreign degree-seeki... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

ARWU: US and Europe still lead

As in all the previous years, Harvard University is the number 1 institution in the 2012 edition of ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Brazil: New affirmative action policy for universities passed

In the first week of August, the plenary of the Brazilian Senate passed a new law introducing a majo... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Canada urged to seize its ‘window of opportunity’ to attract international students

Canada sees a ‘window of opportunity’ opened while its competitors Australia and the United King... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: does the Excellence Initiative reduce diversity?

This newsletter has repeatedly reported on Germany’s Excellence Initiative, which has so far provi... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Rights of women further limited in Iran

Iran is a country one rarely hears about these days on other topics than the controversy and the unc... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Polish government brings out carrots to stimulate changes towards result-oriented learning

Faculties of Polish universities that have developed the best programmes of study or implemented the... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

International students versus the UK government: Students score first victory

There has been no shortage of coverage on the UK government’s ‘war’ on immigration and interna... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Agents – how much they cost UK universities

The use of agents in the recruitment of international students sparks constant debates in countries ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

A plague of plagiarism

Following academic and non-academic news from around the world, one could be forgiven for thinking t... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Education at a Glance 2012 (OECD) – investing in education does pay off

On 11 September, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the 2012... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

QS World University Rankings

Global rankings have become as unavoidable as hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.  Earlier this m... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

United Kingdom – further uncertainties for non-EU students

The end of August marked the start of an unprecedented scandal in the United Kingdom (UK) higher edu... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

Mapping mobility among the Chinese higher education systems – China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

Be there one China or two Chinas, there is more than one Chinese higher education system. These syst... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

India: more women enrolling in universities and sharp increase in international student numbers

The results of a report published recently by the University Grants Commission show that the proport... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9