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U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems

For the second time, the international network of 24 research universities called Universitas 21 has... (+more) Edition: 2013, 5

Spanish educational reforms raise controversy

On 17 May 2013, the Spanish Council of Ministers gave the green light to the draft Organic Law for I... (+more) Edition: 2013, 5

U.S. and Mexico step up higher education dialogue

The official visit of President Barack Obama to Mexico in early May culminated in the announcement o... (+more) Edition: 2013, 5

New Zealand boosts international education funding

While many European countries are largely sacrificing their educational budgets to implement austeri... (+more) Edition: 2013, 5

U.S. Mapping Internationalization Assessment Tool

The American Council on Education (ACE), or more specifically its Center for Internationalization an... (+more) Edition: 2013, 5

The UK running after EU student borrowers

According to information requested under the Freedom of Information Act and recently published by Th... (+more) Edition: 2013, 5

Producing and reproducing university rankings

You have more geeks, I have more trees; you are richer, but I am younger. Very soon, all the univers... (+more) Edition: 2013, 6

UK-US join forces for Global Innovation Initiative

On 12 June, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 6

News from Germany

Investments in education and research in Germany increase to  EUR 245 billion The federal gove... (+more) Edition: 2013, 6

China’s national OpenCourseWare platform gets MOOCified

On 26 June, China’s nationally-funded OpenCourseWare platform ( incorporated 120 Massi... (+more) Edition: 2013, 6

US and India step up higher education cooperation

On 25 June, the U.S. Department of State announced eight new institutional partnership projects betw... (+more) Edition: 2013, 6

France: Another attempt to reform the higher education landscape

On 4 June, the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, signed the fir... (+more) Edition: 2013, 6

Love letter to Montreal

Be it the many beautiful and inviting tree-shaded parks, the ice-skating rinks on frozen ponds, the ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7

U.S. Senate approves deal that puts end to partisan feud

On 25 July, the Senate approved a bipartisan plan to restructure the government’s education loan p... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7

Wissenschaft weltoffen 2013: Trends and developments in student mobility

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has just released Wissenschaft weltoffen 2013, its annua... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7

Recommendations on the future development of German higher education and research

In mid-July, the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) published its eagerly-a... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7

France: Big increase in student grants and new law on higher education and scientific research

Earlier this month, student unions in France welcomed the announcement of higher education and scien... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7

Action plan to increase number of Danes studying abroad

Denmark’s Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education finally published the English versi... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7

World Student Games in Kazan – a reminder of the importance of (international) university sports

Sports have always played a big role in university life, especially in countries like the United Sta... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7

Russian universities get public support to improve international visibility

In July, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science published the results of a national competiti... (+more) Edition: 2013, 7