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Brazilian youth are “on the move” as Science Without Borders enters second phase

Brazil’s Science Without Borders programme, launched just last summer (see ACA Newsletter – Educ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Chile: New minister - old problems?

Following a cabinet reshuffle in the last days of 2011, Chile has found itself with a new education ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

China’s first attempt to track changes of the Chinese study abroad market

China’s first attempt to track study abroad trends estimates that more than 350 000 Chinese studen... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

French government complements the 31st May circular with more details: Marche arrière?

On 12 January, three French ministers responsible for the interior, employment and higher education ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Poland KNOWs it! The government launches programme for leading national research centres

In January 2012, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education announced the first round of th... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Pan-African University: When a dream comes true…

January 2012 heralds a new stage in higher education cooperation on the African continent as the Pre... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Scotland: A boost for higher education funding

Late December brought official word from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) on the planned investmen... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

South Africa launches public debate on post-secondary education

Dr. B. E. Nzimande, South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training, presented earlier th... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

South Korea: Focus on foreign student programmes

As a result of a nation-wide assessment of international student programmes at 347 schools in South ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

UK: Rising student numbers overseas, falling student application numbers at home

Two new sets of data out of the UK present interesting information in terms of student numbers in th... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

US: Movement on standards and certifications for higher education professionals

There are recent developments worth noting with regard to quality assurance in two professional area... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

An emerging US ‘blueprint’ for college affordability and accessibility?

Just a few days after alluding to critical higher education cost and investment issues in his annual... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Two “champion universities” are created in a series of mergers in France

Following the previous pioneering fusion of three French universities – Louis Pasteur University, ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Online programmes and green campuses: What next?

While many long-standing rankings have already become an established part of the higher education la... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

US: Expert panel urges focus on student retention to increase STEM graduates

The United States, like many countries around the world, is openly concerned about its ability to pr... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Mexico: New national student loan programme announced

The campus of one of Mexico’s most prestigious private higher education institutions, the Institut... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Scotland: First tuition reform, now governance

Following on the heels of important changes related to tuition fees in 2011 (see ACA Newsletter – ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

USAID re-energizes its higher education focus

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) released on 9 February a request for application... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Australia: Better career prospects for international students

Every year, Graduate Careers Australia conducts the Graduate Outlook Survey (GOS) to examine graduat... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Bologna implementation in Germany: Progress on all fronts

A few months ahead of the ministerial conference and Bologna policy forum to be held in April in Buc... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2