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US: Movement on standards and certifications for higher education professionals

There are recent developments worth noting with regard to quality assurance in two professional area... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

An emerging US ‘blueprint’ for college affordability and accessibility?

Just a few days after alluding to critical higher education cost and investment issues in his annual... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Two “champion universities” are created in a series of mergers in France

Following the previous pioneering fusion of three French universities – Louis Pasteur University, ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

Online programmes and green campuses: What next?

While many long-standing rankings have already become an established part of the higher education la... (+more) Edition: 2012, 1

US: Expert panel urges focus on student retention to increase STEM graduates

The United States, like many countries around the world, is openly concerned about its ability to pr... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Mexico: New national student loan programme announced

The campus of one of Mexico’s most prestigious private higher education institutions, the Institut... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Scotland: First tuition reform, now governance

Following on the heels of important changes related to tuition fees in 2011 (see ACA Newsletter – ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

USAID re-energizes its higher education focus

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) released on 9 February a request for application... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Australia: Better career prospects for international students

Every year, Graduate Careers Australia conducts the Graduate Outlook Survey (GOS) to examine graduat... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

Bologna implementation in Germany: Progress on all fronts

A few months ahead of the ministerial conference and Bologna policy forum to be held in April in Buc... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

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