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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

OECD’s PISA results astonish...

Although this publication is devoted to covering higher education news, developments in secondary ed... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12

US: A closer look at doctoral degrees and undergraduate persistence

Two reports providing insight into various aspects of degree completion issues in the United States ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12

US: Foreign language enrolments grow and diversify, yet challenges remain

On 8 December, the Modern Language Association (MLA) in the United States released the 22nd iteratio... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12

Australia releases new international students’ strategy

Australia’s Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, introduced a new international s... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12

ASEAN pushes research collaboration and ASEAN Community development

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members vowed to collaborate on strengthening the imp... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12

Germany: the long road to Bologna

Germany’s long transition to the Bologna degree structure finally seems to be drawing to a close. ... (+more) Edition: 2010, 12