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Australia: reporting progress towards skills and education targets

In November, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council reported on the progress of... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

Australia: new research investment plan and assessment of university research announced

Recently, the state of the art in university research and research investment has been at the forefr... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

France: important higher education and research developments

Over the past few months, following the investiture of the new president – François Hollande – ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

DistanceLearningPortal launched to showcase open learning programmes in Europe

With the newly introduced DistanceLearningPortal, the Eindhoven-based StudyPortals has filled anothe... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

United States: Universities R&D spending reaches peak

Released in the end of November, a report by the National Science Foundation presents data on univer... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

United Kingdom: Is it diversification or privatization?

Ten small specialist colleges in England are going through the final step for receiving their univer... (+more) Edition: 2012, 12

Iraq: First national education strategy launched

On the past 9 December, the Government of Iraq launched the first national education and higher educ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

AHELO prints first results

The feasibility study launched in 2008 by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

European Commission reacts to Austrian proposal on student quotas moratorium

As expected (see the ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, September 2012), the European Commission h... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

United States: Pay as you Earn

The new repayment plan of student debt, announced by President Obama in October 2011, (see ACA Newsl... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

United Kingdom: Student numbers in 2011/12

New data on student enrolments and qualifications obtained at higher education institutions in the U... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

German Academic Freedom Act in force

Already in December 2012, Germany’s new Academic Freedom Act entered into force.  The piece o... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

India: New policy directions for science, technology and innovation

On 3 January, the Indian Government announced its new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

Scotland: New loans and scholarship programme to promote student mobility

On 9 January, the Government of Scotland announced that, for the first time, Scottish students study... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

Futuretrack: A study on the relationship between higher education and employment

Last November, the final results of a five-year longitudinal study conducted in the United Kingdom (... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

Hong Kong: New Chief Executive ponders the development of education as an “industry”

The 2013 Policy Address delivered on January 16 by Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying... (+more) Edition: 2013, 1

United Kingdom: Applications and enrolments in higher education institutions

Over the past two months, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) have published im... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Investigating ways of improving Sweden’s standing in cutting edge research

Last December, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences released the results of a study aiming to compa... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

UKBA’s immigration rules scare international students off

UKBA’s new immigration policies, among them the termination of the UKBA post-study work route for ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2

Pupils graduate from primary school in cap and gown

The ‘Transforming Education in Norfolk’ (TEN) Group is a federation of educational institutions ... (+more) Edition: 2013, 2