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Czech Republic: unpopular higher education reform off the table

Following his appointment as the Minister of Education last month (see ACA Newsletter – Education ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: excellence all over the place

On 15 June, the results of the second and most likely last round of Germany’s Excellence Initiativ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

India: Rankings as a broom to sweep out ‘low-quality’ foreign providers

At the beginning of June, India’s University Grants Council (UGC) has approved new regulations gov... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US: rolling out the red carpet for foreign graduates? So far it’s a STEM only world

May 2012 has seen a great deal of activity in the US Senate on the ‘war for talent’ front with t... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany: end of an absurd arrangement?

Few know that Germany’s federal government plays only a secondary role in higher education. The co... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

The political dimension of mobility surfaces in Sino-American diplomatic rows

It was a face-saving step taken by Chinese and American politicians to end a diplomatic row in May w... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Afghanistan: News from the higher education battlefront

In a country plagued by an on-going war, higher education has not exactly been an item placed very h... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Finland’s scientific performance

A newly released report by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland reveals that the country... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

China’s Gaokao is losing fans and supporters

China’s National Higher Education Entrance Examination (also called Gaokao) has recorded a continu... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Uncertainties in Hong Kong’s public education system continue to drive up outflow

Autonomy in education matters has been promised to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of Ch... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Indonesia cautiously opens its higher education market amidst fear and protests

On 13 July, Indonesia’s House of Representatives endorsed a controversial higher education bill wh... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

UCAS: Impact of high tuition fees on application behaviour of UK students

Slightly fewer young English students applied to universities and colleges than expected in the 2012... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Happy birthday Pell Grants and Morrill Act!

The Pell Grants, originally created in 1972 under the name Basic Education Opportunity Grants, are c... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

US Congress approves extension of low student loan interest rates

The debate around the financing of student aid in the US has been front and centre in both the House... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Efforts to more efficiently rule out ‘ungenuine’ international student applicants

The month of July brought new developments in the UK, the US and New Zealand for one and the same ma... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Germany, attracting ever more talent from abroad

In the academic year 2010/11 Germany registered further growth in the number of foreign degree-seeki... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

ARWU: US and Europe still lead

As in all the previous years, Harvard University is the number 1 institution in the 2012 edition of ... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Brazil: New affirmative action policy for universities passed

In the first week of August, the plenary of the Brazilian Senate passed a new law introducing a majo... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Canada urged to seize its ‘window of opportunity’ to attract international students

Canada sees a ‘window of opportunity’ opened while its competitors Australia and the United King... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

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