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A wave of private higher education audits unearths quality and financial concerns

Malaysia’s private education sector is urged to focus on capacity-building after the results of th... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

UNESCO struggles to tighten its belt

In November, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, had to launch an emergency set of measure... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

The Slovak Republic endorses the EU Blue Card

On 21 October 2011, the Slovak Parliament adopted a new Act on Residence of Foreigners in the Slovak... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

Consultation results affirm fee plan for non-Scottish students

In September, ACA reported that the Scottish government had recently concluded a public consultation... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

UK: Attention turns towards admissions

On 31 October, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) released a document entitled ... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

US: American Council on Education scales up its international agenda

On 7 November 2011, the American Council on Education (ACE) unveiled the long awaited final report f... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

US: International student numbers on the rise (thank you, China)

As expected, November was an important month for student mobility data results in the United States.... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

Shanghai Cooperation Organization University: A multi-headed dragon or a paper tiger?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional inter-governmental initiative established by... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

New education minister in Italy brings promises of continuity

The collapse of Silvio Berlusconi’s government earlier this month was bound to bring, amongst othe... (+more) Edition: 2011, 11

Ireland: Expanding abroad, contracting at home?

Late November brought the announcement of a new initiative designed to expand higher education linka... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

UK – new funding announced for innovation and research

On 8 December, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) made public a new set of ... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

Australia: “Super-ministry” announced, and new tuition fee levels under consideration

Australia’s prime minister, Julia Gillard, announced a significant cabinet reshuffling in Sydney o... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

UK: Lessons learned from LSE and Libya

The London School of Economics (LSE) wrapped up an uncomfortable period in the spotlight this year w... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

French Prime Minister closes the chapter on the circular of 31 May 2011

Amidst heated debate and student protest, France's Prime Minister François Fillon has stepped in to... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

New funding for quality teaching in Germany

In December, the German Federal Minister of Education and Science Annette Schavan and the State Mini... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

Russia simplifies the recognition of foreign academic qualifications, diplomas and degrees

On 5 December 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed into federal law amendments to national... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

South Africa: Prominent role for higher education in new National Development Plan

Last month, the National Planning Commission of South Africa unveiled its National Development Plan:... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

US: 2012 federal budget represents a mixed bag for higher education

An unusual Saturday vote for the US Senate on 17 December 2011 capped a difficult period of negotiat... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

New higher education leadership in Egypt

December has seen the appointment of a new Higher Education Minister in Egypt. Dr. Hussein Moustafa ... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12

US: And the winner is…

On 19 December, the much-anticipated results of the unprecedented “Applied Sciences NYC” initiat... (+more) Edition: 2011, 12