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Spain to set up national agency for internationalisation

The Spanish Ministerial Council has approved the establishment of a new national agency for the prom... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

Overseas students under surveillance in the UK

The fingerprinting of overseas students (i.e. students coming from outside the European Economic Are... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

The Romanian executive vs. the legislative on education - the Tower of Babel?

Precisely when the education fairy seems to have finally heard the demands of teachers and universit... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

Are Italian schools just “dead wood to be axed”?

Italy’s Premier Berlusconi and his Education Minister Gelmini (see May edition of the ACA New... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

What to expect from Barack Obama on higher education?

In the midst of the world financial crisis and its economic implications, the conflicts in Afghanist... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

Female brainpower à la Saudi Arabia

The foundations for the world’s largest women-only university, the Princess Noura Bint Abdelrahman... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

Nordic countries step up research efforts

The Nordic countries of Europe do not falter in their efforts to stay abreast of competition in rese... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

Austria – juggling with student quotas

The full extent of the new Austrian University Law (UG), which was passed shortly before the electio... (+more) Edition: 2008, 11

Finland’s response to recession: more funds to research

Promoted by the global economic crisis, the new education, science, technology and innovation policy... (+more) Edition: 2008, 12

Marketing Lithuanian HE

As the branding of higher education systems seems for be in fashion (Canada has recently come up wit... (+more) Edition: 2008, 12

Spanish students against Bologna

At the beginning of this month, several groups of students have demonstrated their discontent with t... (+more) Edition: 2008, 12

UK – a world-class higher education system

Earlier this year, the Secretary of State John Denham announced his intention to develop a framework... (+more) Edition: 2008, 12

First evaluation shows Germany’s excellence initiative is on track

Two years ago, Germany started a programme to propel its research universities into the global premi... (+more) Edition: 2008, 12

Family reasons led to change of Finnish Education Minister

Towards the end of 2008 the Finnish Education Minister Sari Sarkomaa resigned, after less than two y... (+more) Edition: 2009, 1

Initiatives to minimise the impact of the financial crisis on HE

As the impact of the financial crisis on higher education becomes more visible by the day, countries... (+more) Edition: 2009, 1

Higher education under siege in Gaza

In December, the sad state of affairs for universities in Gaza culminated with the bombing of the Is... (+more) Edition: 2009, 1

UK RAE 2008: Excellence all over the place

For the first time since 2001, research at the universities and colleges in the United Kingdom has b... (+more) Edition: 2009, 1

New portal to match students and universities world-wide

International student mobility is on the rise – but how can students make optimal decisions about ... (+more) Edition: 2009, 1

New university autonomy in France – the way to wisdom or the path to privatisation?

On 1 January 2009, one fourth of France’s universities were granted autonomous status with full co... (+more) Edition: 2009, 1

Best universities… in terms of sports, pubs, and a fair workload

For the third consecutive year Times Higher Education has run a national Student Experience Survey i... (+more) Edition: 2009, 1