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Higher education and the MDGs: Will they, won’t they?

On 20-22 September, the UN General Assembly gathered in New York to discuss the advancement of the M... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

Graduate education assessment developments

A great deal of attention has been paid in recent years to assessing the quality and outcomes of hig... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

Lumina explores ‘degree qualifications profile’ concept in the US

The Lumina Foundation for Education, a leading higher education research and philanthropic organisat... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

Singapore pledging large amounts for higher education and R&D

Singapore is laying the groundwork for long-term support of and investment in its higher education i... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

“Investing in the future” – OECD education data 2010

In line with tradition, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has releas... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

Like the universities they rank, the rankers endeavour to innovate

Two well-known global university ranking projects have released their league tables this month, and ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

“Global relationships” at the center of Ireland’s new internationalisation strategy

Ireland’s High-Level Group on International Education, a 24-member committee comprised of represen... (+more) Edition: 2010, 9

China steps up efforts to narrow domestic gaps in higher education

On 8 October, China announced the latest round of the “Ethnic Minority Enrollment Scheme for Top-N... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

Hong Kong invests to enhance quality of private higher education

On 13 October, Hong Kong announced in its 2010/11 Policy Address the establishment of a HKD 2.5 bill... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

IAU’s 3rd Global Survey Report reveals regional differences, common fears

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has released its 3rd Global Survey Report, Inter... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

IREG-5 convenes in Berlin

The International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence convene... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

US: Blue Ribbon Panel on Global Engagement announced

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced in early October that it has convened a high-level... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

US community colleges’ day in the sun

The first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges was convened in Washington, DC on 5 October ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

Germany: New internationalisation audit initiative moves forward

Like many higher education institutions around the world, universities in Germany aim to top attract... (+more) Edition: 2010, 10

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