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English, lingua franca at the Milan Polytechnic, from 2014

The rector of the Polytechnic of Milan, Giovanni Azzone, has recently released some shocking news fo... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

US and Pakistan further cooperation

In mid-April, following the signature of a memorandum of understanding with Pakistani authorities in... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

MyUniversity website launches amid a sea of complaints

At the beginning of April, Australia’s Ministry of Education, Employment and Workplace has launche... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

Open access: unchaining new knowledge

The movement for free access to research results is gaining momentum. What first looked like the des... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

More Taiwanese women graduate from universities than men

For the first time in history, more Taiwanese women below the age of 40 (57.2%) than their male coun... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

Networking to counter the unintended impact of global university rankings

The month of May saw the establishment of two university networks: the Global Network for Advanced M... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

IAU Calls for Actions to Affirm the Academic Values in Internationalisation of Higher Education

The academic values in internationalisation of higher education have been challenged on many fronts ... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

New education ministers in France

Following the presidential elections held in France earlier this month, the country got not only a n... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Northern Ireland reveals its first higher education strategy

The first Higher Education Strategy for Northern Ireland was published on 24 April by the Higher Edu... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Germany: new President of Rectors’ Conference, happy international students and changes in residence laws

Horst Hippler, the President of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is succeeding Margret W... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Russia’s new head of the Ministry of Education and Science: to be continued…?

Russia’s new Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev recently unveiled the composition of his Cabinet, whic... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Understanding Canada - the latest victim of austerity

On May 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada announced that as of 2013... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Cuba: Student places decrease, will we one day see a foreign private institution?

Cuba’s National Statistical Office (ONE) recently released its annual overview of education data f... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Czech Republic: A game of musical chairs at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Following a month-long wait after the resignation of the embattled minister Josef Dobeš in April, P... (+more) Edition: 2012, 5

Promotion of outward mobility in the spotlight in the UK, at last...

The United Kingdom has become over the years rather notorious within the international higher educat... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Quebec and tuition fees: students score the first victory

The Canadian province of Quebec is not one of the more protest-averse parts of the world, but the re... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Are we ready for a ranking of national education systems?

In May, Universitas 21 (U21) – a network of 23 universities – presented the U21 Ranking of Natio... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Code of ethics for international education recruiters announced

In April, the national agencies responsible for international higher education in the UK, Australia,... (+logon/subscribe for more) Edition: 2012, 5

Three-year bachelor’s degrees becoming fashionable in the United States

Nothing is constant but change. Constant changes in the higher education systems around the world ha... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

England: what a difference a name makes

Small and subject specific colleges will in the future be able to call themselves universities. ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0