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France: More excellence for higher education and research

On 3 February, the French Prime Minister François Fillon announced the results of the second round ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

New education minister in Romania

Following the resignation of the Romanian Prime Minister in early February, the Romanian government ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Slovenia’s new government and new education minister

In February, Slovenia’s parliament gave its vote of confidence to the new government led by the Pr... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Re-design of the higher education sector in Ireland: Next steps

Ireland has been preparing over the last year to reconfigure its higher education landscape to ensur... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Dutch-Flemish platform offers practical insight into internationalisation

A new online tool aims to address the frustrating situation whereby exemplary internationalisation p... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Germany’s Constitutional Court in favour of better pay for professors

On 14 February, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled that professors’ remuneration under... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

South Korea: Private higher education sector stands firm amidst nationwide tuition fee cuts

The South Korean government’s request of its universities nationwide to reduce tuition fees, espec... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Japan ponders a change to its academic calendar—with big implications

Japan is considering moving the start of its academic year from the spring to the autumn to facilita... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

QS moves to rank “student cities” world-wide

QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) has released a ranking of “best student cities” in 2012, after introdu... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

UK: The latest on tuition fees and higher education funding in England

Tuition fees and broader funding issues for higher education continue to be subjects of major intere... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Sweden: International student numbers on the rebound?

In 2011, Sweden faced a major drop in applications and enrolment for its master’s programmes and ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

UK: More students, higher tuition… and fewer undergraduate courses

The University and College Union (UCU) has issued a report this month raising concerns about drops i... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

UK: more international student visa changes come into focus

As from 6 April 2012, a series of new visa rules will come into effect in the UK, a number with dire... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US student loan debt – a heavy load, and growing

March 2012 saw several efforts to put the student loan situation in the United States into perspecti... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

China’s “open arms” policy succeeds in numerical terms

Moving a step closer to its national target of attracting 500 000 foreign students by 2020, China’... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

The Spanish International Excellence Campus initiative – ¿se acabó?

Launched just a few years ago (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, September 2009) in the conte... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

A big year for elections in France

2012 brings two important rounds of voting in France: presidential elections at the national level a... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: A bigger role for the federal government in higher education?

Germany’s federal minister for education and research, Annette Schavan, intends to abolish the “... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

What’s new in the ranking business?

A number of international and national university rankings were released in the past two months, inc... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Slovakia: New minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport announced

Following the landslide victory in March of the SMER-SD party Slovakia’s prime minister-elect, Rob... (+more) Edition: 0, 0