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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

Major reforms in Greek higher education

In the midst of financial crisis, the government of Greece is proposing to reform the country’s hi... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

Bulgaria launches new university ranking system

The Bulgarian Education Ministry, in conjunction with the Open Society Institute, has presented this... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

China: Nation-wide association seeks to improve evaluation system

China established a National Association of Quality Assurance and Evaluation Agencies in early Novem... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

Ireland: National Recovery Plan announced

After weeks of dismal economic news out of Ireland this autumn, the Irish government released its Na... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

Ranking affordability and accessibility

The Canadian research group Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA) has published the results of... (+more) Edition: 2010, 11

UK: Tuition fee rise and student protests

On 9 December 2010, the British Parliament approved the government’s controversial plans to almost... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12

From New Zealand to the US, illegal students not welcome

Legal and legislative developments on two different sides of the globe brought illegal immigration s... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12