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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

Sweden: International student numbers on the rebound?

In 2011, Sweden faced a major drop in applications and enrolment for its master’s programmes and ... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

UK: More students, higher tuition… and fewer undergraduate courses

The University and College Union (UCU) has issued a report this month raising concerns about drops i... (+more) Edition: 2012, 2

UK: more international student visa changes come into focus

As from 6 April 2012, a series of new visa rules will come into effect in the UK, a number with dire... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US student loan debt – a heavy load, and growing

March 2012 saw several efforts to put the student loan situation in the United States into perspecti... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

China’s “open arms” policy succeeds in numerical terms

Moving a step closer to its national target of attracting 500 000 foreign students by 2020, China’... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

The Spanish International Excellence Campus initiative – ¿se acabó?

Launched just a few years ago (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, September 2009) in the conte... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

A big year for elections in France

2012 brings two important rounds of voting in France: presidential elections at the national level a... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: A bigger role for the federal government in higher education?

Germany’s federal minister for education and research, Annette Schavan, intends to abolish the “... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

What’s new in the ranking business?

A number of international and national university rankings were released in the past two months, inc... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Slovakia: New minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport announced

Following the landslide victory in March of the SMER-SD party Slovakia’s prime minister-elect, Rob... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

International students in the UK: facts and perceptions

In January, ACA reported on a first release of 2010/11 enrolment data by the UK’s Higher Education... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Publish or… fail? Indonesia introduces a publication requirement for all students

On 27 January 2012, the Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI), which is part of... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US: Gaining ground on post-secondary degree attainment, but is it enough?

In line with many other countries around the world, the United States is concerned about cultivating... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

India: New higher education budget and opening up to the world

The new Indian budget for the 2012/13 period presented on 16 March to the country’s parliament has... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

UK: The Russell Group admits four new members

The Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom will admit four new members – Exeter, York... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

New Zealand international student numbers: encouraging results

At the end of March, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released its statistics on trends in inte... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4

Leadership by the dead

Questions of governance remain high on the agenda. As Times Higher Education reports, a UK study fou... (+more) Edition: 2012, 4