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Germany: does the Excellence Initiative reduce diversity?

This newsletter has repeatedly reported on Germany’s Excellence Initiative, which has so far provi... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Rights of women further limited in Iran

Iran is a country one rarely hears about these days on other topics than the controversy and the unc... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Polish government brings out carrots to stimulate changes towards result-oriented learning

Faculties of Polish universities that have developed the best programmes of study or implemented the... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

International students versus the UK government: Students score first victory

There has been no shortage of coverage on the UK government’s ‘war’ on immigration and interna... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Agents – how much they cost UK universities

The use of agents in the recruitment of international students sparks constant debates in countries ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

A plague of plagiarism

Following academic and non-academic news from around the world, one could be forgiven for thinking t... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Education at a Glance 2012 (OECD) – investing in education does pay off

On 11 September, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the 2012... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

QS World University Rankings

Global rankings have become as unavoidable as hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.  Earlier this m... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

United Kingdom – further uncertainties for non-EU students

The end of August marked the start of an unprecedented scandal in the United Kingdom (UK) higher edu... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

Mapping mobility among the Chinese higher education systems – China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

Be there one China or two Chinas, there is more than one Chinese higher education system. These syst... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

India: more women enrolling in universities and sharp increase in international student numbers

The results of a report published recently by the University Grants Commission show that the proport... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

New trend: universities borrow for face-lifting changes to attract mobile students?

To be attractive and competitive today in the world of higher education is to have a beautiful campu... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

In the aftermath of protests

Recent protests are events that link the higher education sectors in Sri Lanka, Côte d’Ivoire and... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

Sweden: decrease in student numbers by 14 000 expected in 2012

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education has recently released two reports: the Swedish Univ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

Rwanda hosts first graduate degree programme in Africa offered by a top US research institution

On the past 24 August, the Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) officially launched its new campus in Rw... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

Austria: working to extend the EU moratorium for student quotas

Austria has been for long trying to cope with the high influx of foreign, especially German, student... (+more) Edition: 2012, 9

THE World University Rankings results 2012-13: Who is stealing the crown?

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), once again, tops The Times Higher Education World Univ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 10

United States: Rising college costs and the presidential elections

During the last four years, the Obama Administration has made considerable efforts to make college m... (+more) Edition: 2012, 10

France — keeping up with electoral promises in higher education and research

In the midst of an acute economic crisis in Europe, France decides to spare higher education and res... (+more) Edition: 2012, 10

Education investment and reforms in Chile

After the long lasting student protests in Chile demanding for education reforms (see ACA Newsletter... (+more) Edition: 2012, 10